Customer Relations · Home Insurance · Tips and Tricks

Homeowner’s Policy for a New House

You have a lot of balls to juggle when you’re coordinating a move. With household belongings to sift through, moving boxes to sort, and movers to schedule and supervise, it’s easy to see how other things might slip through the cracks. But one task you want to make sure not to overlook is getting insurance… Continue reading Homeowner’s Policy for a New House

Car Insurance · Safety · Tips and Tricks

Driving Safely in Strong Wind and Rain

Driving in conditions that involve strong or heavy wind and rain may not seem like the most pressing safety concern for many drivers, but our safety professionals know that driving in any type of severe weather can significantly increase your risk and potential for a dangerous situation for you, your family and other drivers. Remember… Continue reading Driving Safely in Strong Wind and Rain

Car Insurance · Seasonal · Tips and Tricks

When and How to Replace Windshield Wipers

During the rainy spring season, many people realize just how important windshield wipers are. Yet like anything in your car, they don’t last forever. Constant exposure to the elements makes them one of the fastest wearing parts of your car. When to replace windshield wipers Windshield wipers typically only last about six months to a… Continue reading When and How to Replace Windshield Wipers

Community · Tips and Tricks

Hacks to Help Organize the Garage

Would you believe that some organization experts estimate that 30 percent of all garages don’t even house a car? That’s because people would rather use their garage as a storage shed than a home for their vehicles. If this sounds like you—or if space is getting tight—you might want to add your garage to your… Continue reading Hacks to Help Organize the Garage

Home Insurance · Misc. Insurance

Renting Out Your Home

Renting is on the rise, and many homeowners are deciding to rent out their old homes rather than sell them. If you fall into that camp, you’ll want to talk to your Colonial agent about changing your current homeowners insurance policy to a rental policy. Your insurance A rental policy will protect your home’s structure and… Continue reading Renting Out Your Home

Car Insurance · Tips and Tricks

Caring for Your Car

Your car takes you places near and far, often for many years on end. There’s no doubt it does a lot for you. But what do you do for your car? April is National Car Care Month. If you haven’t done anything for your car in a while, check out the tips below. They’ll help… Continue reading Caring for Your Car

Misc. Insurance · Tips and Tricks

Golf Cart Insurance

It may not be your primary mode of transportation, but your golf cart sure can take you places: on the green, around your neighborhood, across your property and, in some cases, even around town. So, do you need golf cart insurance? Well, some states require golf cart insurance. In Arizona, for instance, golf cart owners… Continue reading Golf Cart Insurance

Home Insurance · Money · Tips and Tricks

When’s the Best Time of Year to Sign a Lease?

There is no way around it — apartment hunting can be stressful. And the cost of rent can be quite expensive — even outpacing average U.S. salary increases. According to the National Association of Realtors, the cost of rent rose an average of 15 percent while renters’ income only rose 11 percent from 2009 to 2014. However with some planning and negotiating,… Continue reading When’s the Best Time of Year to Sign a Lease?

Car Insurance · Safety · Tips and Tricks

What to do if You Witness a Car Accident

Approximately 5.4 million car accidents happen in the United States each year. You may know what to do if you’re involved in a car accident. But do you know what to do if you witness a car accident? Witnesses to car accidents can play a critical role in ensuring victims’ safety. They can also play… Continue reading What to do if You Witness a Car Accident

Safety · Tips and Tricks

The Importance of Ladder Safety

You don’t need me to remind you that climbing ladders is potentially dangerous, but that’s exactly what I’m going to do: According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, about 250,000 Americans required medical treatment in 2012 for stool or ladder-related injuries. And a 16-year study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that… Continue reading The Importance of Ladder Safety