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August 19th, 2018 by Ron Ward Insurance

Can You Guess The Real Cost of a Fender Bender?

Crunch. Uh-oh… it’s the unmistakable sound of a fender-bender. When a car rear-ends you in a parking lot, there’s a lot that races through your mind… including, “How much is this going to cost?” Unfortunately, with today’s high-tech cars, a minor impact doesn’t always mean minor damage. That bumper may look like just another piece of plastic… but the real price of repairing or replacing... Read Article

4 Brilliant Ways to Keep Kids Occupied on Road Trips

“How much longer?” “Are we there yet?” “I’m bored!” Do these phrases sound familiar? If you’ve gone on a long road trip with your children, you may have heard them before. Those rides to your family’s favorite far-away spot can mean spending several hours – or even days – in the car. They’ll also leave you wondering how to keep your kids occupied and test... Read Article

Could Your Bike Helmet Pass This Test?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that bicycle helmets can reduce the odds of a head injury by 50 percent. But if you’ve shopped for one lately, it can make your head spin. With hundreds of helmets ranging in style, capability and price… how do you choose? A first-of-its-kind research study conducted by the IIHS and Virginia Tech hopes to change that and make... Read Article

To Swerve or Not to Swerve?

When encountering an obstacle in the road, drivers only have a split second to react. In these scenarios, our instincts take over. And whether it’s an animal or a piece of debris, you’ll likely find yourself swerving to avoid it. But is swerving to avoid obstacles really the safest option? The answer may surprise you. On the surface, swerving to avoid harm to your vehicle... Read Article

How to Handle Roommate Theft (and 12 Ways to Prevent It)

College students – and many 20-somethings – often find themselves with a roommate or two. While splitting bills and having a fun friend to swap clothes with can be great, it can also be tricky if that $20 bill on top of your dresser is missing… or the tablet you usually have on your desk mysteriously disappears. (You know you left it there.) Living in close quarters... Read Article