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Deer in The Headlights: Review Your Auto Insurance

Check your auto insurance policy in Oakley, CA, for coverage on auto-animal collisions. Fall can bring a time of fun for all while pumpkin picking, and enjoying the bright autumn colors, unfortunately, the likelihood of striking an animal, a deer, more than doubles during the fall season. From October through December, there is increased deer movement around dawn and dusk as well as peaking in breeding season. This near doubles the risk for auto-deer collisions. Many of the wildlife-vehicle collisions are preventable. To avoid a run in with any animal, be extra cautious at dawn and dusk while driving, scan the road ahead of you, and slow down significantly when traveling through areas with a high and active wildlife population. While commuting to and from work this autumn, be sure to keep a sharp eye out for Bambi and friends. In 2013, there were 191 deaths caused from a collision with animals, ... Read more

Preparing the home for fall

When the temperatures start to dip, many people scramble to get in every bit of summer fun they can before it's too late. But the end of the summer is about more than fun, especially if you're a home owner. With autumn looming, it's time to get some things ready around the house and yard before that next change in seasons. On the outside of the house, checking your gutters for any debris is important to keep them functional throughout the winter. You should also check your sidewalks and driveway for cracks and uneven spots and get those taken care of as well. Inside you'll want to take those first steps toward weather proofing. Check for cracks around windows in order to keep them working efficiently. Furnaces and fireplaces will also need to be checked, because is either of these are dirty it will not only make them less efficient, but ... Read more