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Choosing the Proper Car Seat for your Child

Keeping your child safe is your number one priority as a parent, which is why it is important to make sure your child has the proper child safety seat while they are in any vehicle. Along with choosing the right seat, it is equally important to make sure that the seat is properly installed. Having the right car seat for your child will help prevent injury or even death if you are ever involved in a car accident. Before your child is born, make sure to meet with a certified child passenger safety technician, or CPST. You can contact a CPST though the police department or fire department, and they will help you learn how to properly install and use a child safety seat, for no charge. They will also make sure that you have the proper seat for your child and vehicle. There are many different types of child safety ... Read more

Common Insurance Questions to Keep in Mind

Insurance can be a very confusing subject for most people. With all of the policy options and legal language that is used to explain insurance, it can be a stressful time for anyone. Luckily, working with an independent insurance agent can help to make the insurance buying experience easy for everyone. Agents have heard almost every insurance question out there, and can help to answer them all, ensure that you are getting the best policy for your needs. Keep these answers to some of the most commonly asked insurance questions in mind when looking for your next policy. Do I have to list all drivers in my household? Many people think that omitting licensed drivers from their auto insurance policy will lower their premiums. However, insurance agents use the number of people who are of driving age in your household to determine how likely a mishap with your vehicle is ... Read more

Don’t be a Distracted Driver

Driving while distracted is one of the most common causes of accidents of the road. Distracted driving leads to more than 3,000 deaths each year, and even more accidents and injuries. Any kind of distraction while driving endanger the driver, passengers, and bystanders. Make sure to avoid these common driving distraction while on the road. Watching a video. While a funny video may seem like a good way to relive the stress of sitting through traffic, it can also take your attention away from the road and be the cause of an accident. Using a navigation system. Before starting your drive, input your destination into the navigation system. Make sure the voice option is turned on so you do not have to continually look at the map to know where to go. Adjusting the radio. Preset your favorite radio stations to avoid flipping through all the stations to find a song to ... Read more

4 Tips for Memorial Day Safety in Oakley, California

This Memorial Day weekend may be filled with family fun, maybe some travel, and outside grilling for sure. Here are four tips to ensure your safety during the holiday: #1 – Fire hazards: Always keep a fire extinguisher at the ready. It will be needed immediately during an emergency fire situation. #2 – Children: Never allow small children to go near the grill; they are susceptible to burns and should be supervised closely if they do come near the grill. #3 – Clean the grill: To reduce the risk of a fire hazard and to make sure the grill is clean before adding fire and food. #4 – Food safety: It is imperative that meat is cooked as required; if unsure refer to the USDA guidelines.  Keep dairy and cold foods chilled until serving. It is best to keep coolers outside for iced down food and drinks.  Note – keep plenty of ice ... Read more

8th Annual Wine, Chocolate, and Beer Festival

The Special Kids Foundation is holding its 8th Annual Wine, Chocolate, and Beer Festival Saturday, May 3 from five in the afternoon to nine in the evening. Get ready for some fun at the Leer Vineyards for a country-western glam vibe night! The Special Kids Foundation prides themselves in promoting education, awareness, and success of all families with children who have special needs. They strive to provide friendship and support for these families as they deal with their day-to-day challenges. Support the Special Kids Foundation by attending the 8th Annual Wine, Chocolate, and Beer Festival that they promise will be the best festival yet! Register online now through their website and receive updates on chocolate, beer and wine vendors to be looked forward to at the festival. Purchase your ticket now to receive the early discount of $45. Agers Insurance located in Oakley, California supports the Special Kids Foundation and encourages you to ... Read more
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