Insurance Tip: Drive Safely.

Posted by Joshua on Friday Jan 25, 2013 Under Insurance Tips

The most fundamental tip for saving money with auto insurance is to drive safely. It sounds simple, and in some ways it is, but there are many rewards for safe drivers. When buying a new policy, a driver’s past record is always considered. Driving safely and defensively give drivers an edge for driving safely. Avoiding accidents over the course of a lifetime can dramatically lower rates.

When considering how much to charge for a policy, insurance companies look into past driving records for a record of a driver’s general risk. Even accidents that are not the fault of the driver can count against this overall record. Mutual fault accidents can likewise count against a driver when they are getting a new policy. Doing everything a driver can to avoid an accident is the surest way to save over a lifetime of driving.

Basic defensive driving is important, both for car insurance and in overall risk avoidance. Leaving more than enough distance between vehicles prevents rear end collisions in both short and long stop situations. Careful monitoring of the road gives drivers ample warning if approaching and accident or other road hazard. Being patient and not aggressive can make lane changes and passing safer.

A good driving record can save drivers hundreds of dollars a year on an insurance policy. Over the lifetime of one vehicle, thousands of dollars can be saved by safe driving. Defensive driving is an easy way to ensure safe driving. Careful observation of the roads and traffic laws should help a driver avoid accidents, which will lead to better insurance rates in the long term.

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Truck drivers can benefit considerably from keeping the number for a mobile auto glass repair service on hand. Truck windshield glass can be a difficult to replace, and many standard auto services will have to special order the components. Towing a large box truck or semi truck is expensive and problematic. Even finding an auto repair service that can handle shipping truck windshields can be difficult in small cities or rural communities. Mobile auto glass repair specialists can perform many truck glass repairs and replacements on-site. This means on the side of the road or in a parking lot. Many mobile auto glass specialists offer significant discounts and keep all manner of auto glass in stock.

Truck windshield glass is larger and requires more fittings and weatherstripping than a standard windshield. Quickly removing and replacing the glass on a commercial truck, bus or other large vehicle is usually impossible for anyone but a fully stocked auto glass specialist. An auto glass expert will often have the right sized windshield available, or at least access to a local provider.

Finding any glass service that can handle a full size truck can be difficult in a pinch. A truck that knows the nearest mobile auto glass services on their own route can save themselves immense hassle. The cost of towing a large truck can easily reach over a thousand dollars, and take hours while the right size tow truck is located. A locally available mobile glass service will save a truck drivers significant money and significant time.

Mobile auto glass repair services can save large truck drivers considerable time and money. A mobile auto glass repair is far faster than having a large vehicle towed. Mobile repair is also far cheaper than a long tow. An auto glass specialist is far more likely to have a windshield in stock for a large sized vehicle, and can install that windshield on-site of the accident. Truck drivers are advised to look for a mobile auto glass specialist for roadside emergencies.

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Insurance Tip: Premium Vs Deductible.

Posted by Joshua on Monday Jan 21, 2013 Under Insurance Tips

The two biggest costs associated with auto insurance are the premium and deductible. The premium is the total yearly cost of the insurance, usually paid monthly, yearly or quarterly. The deductible is the cost paid when calling the insurance to make a payment in the case of an auto accident. Typically the relationship between an auto insurance premium and deductible are inverse, or opposite one another. When premiums are low, deductibles are high, and the opposite is also true. It’s important to get the right deductible, and the right premium, for the insurance policy that best suits you.

For drivers who don’t drive often, avoid accidents and don’t have regular auto glass or auto body damage due to weather. A low premium, high deductible, plan is often the best idea. This allows drivers to save on the overall payments over the course of the year, assuming they won’t get into any accidents. This type of plan can be risky for anyone living on a fixed budget. Even thought he insurance will usually cover major damage, a high deductible can range anywhere from $500-$1500 or more dollars.

For drivers in who must be on the road regularly, drivers who deal with major weather damage or drive through more dangerous or high traffic areas, a low deductible plan is usually the better choice. A low deductible means a driver pays little in an emergency that calls for insurance, but generally a higher premium. High monthly payments aren’t ideal for anyone but fit many budgets better than a major deductible in the case of an emergency.

Drivers who can find a decent balance of premium and deductible that fits their budget and needs are getting the most of their insurance. A wide range of deductible and premium options are available. Many insurance companies offer special rates on both options.

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Saving Money with Auto Glass Maintenance.

Posted by Joshua on Monday Jan 21, 2013 Under Auto Glass Repair

Going to the auto glass shop to ensure everything is in order can be a very important part of a maintenance routine. Even if it isn’t always what people think of when it comes to long term maintenance. Auto glass motors and electric systems can go out fairly easily, particularly on older model cars. A seasonal change or a move might require checking the weather stripping around windows to ensure water isn’t leaking in and causes expensive damage. Even minute cracks and chips a drive may not have noticed can risk turning into major damage if not properly fixed. Luckily, mobile and shop based auto glass services are available and are typically very affordable when it comes to routine maintenance.

Any window that rolls down will eventually need maintenance. Hand crank window assembly on older model vehicles is usually considered the most reliable type of window, due to the entirely mechanical build of most of these assemblies. When they do break, however, repair often means custom parts and can get expensive quickly. Electrical windows have many areas things can go wrong. In addition to glass breakage, some electrical assemblies are prone to short when exposed to moisture. Early power windows often burn out due to stress that could have been avoided with proper lubrication and wire maintenance.

Weather stripping can suffer damage in a number of ways. Both intense heat and cold damage soft plastic and foam components and adhesives. Even small blemishes in the weather stripping can allow moisture into the vehicle, which can lead to rust and rot in wet climates. Weather stripping is cheap and easy to repair. Replacing it as part of routine maintenance can save drivers quite a bit of money compared to replacing a rotten car ceiling liner.

Glass damage is the most basic component of routine maintenance. Carefully looking for small chips, cracks and other damage in any area the windshield reaches is important. More experienced drivers and windshield technicians can also catch other signs of windshield strain. Minor glass damage can quickly turn into major glass damage, so filling even minor cracks can save quite a bit of time in the long run.

Auto glass services can easily perform a wide range of these maintenance services for far cheaper than repairs will cost after a component finally breaks. Maintenance is easy and affordable from most auto glass specialists, who can give the car a thorough examination and offer suggestions. Consider doing some routine maintenance when a car changes climate or at the changes in season.

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Don’t Drive With a Damaged Windshield.

Posted by Joshua on Wednesday Jan 9, 2013 Under Mobile Glass Repair, Uncategorized

Driving with broken auto glass is pretty much always a bad idea. Cracked, chipped and damaged windshields pose several risks to drivers. Minor damage can spread quickly when any stresses are applied. Nearly all of these can represent a distraction or danger to the driver. In many locations, driving with significant windshield damage is illegal. Mobile glass repair services are readily available for drivers who need auto glass replacement but cannot drive due to the damage.

Driving with auto glass damage is dangerous in a few different ways. Chips can turn into cracks and then spiderwebs style cracks quickly in cold climates. All of these minor damages can prevent roadside visibility. Deep cracks, shatters and other major damage risks breaking free and injuring or severely distracting the driver. A driver should avoid moving the vehicle with major auto glass damage. Drivers should seriously consider not driving the vehicle with even minor auto glass damage.

Driving with windshield damage can also be a bad idea because it’s illegal in many places. Driving with major auto glass damage is considered a distraction or driving hazard in many cities. Driving with windshield shatters or a risk of flying glass can even be considered reckless operations in some jurisdictions. Even when not illegal it can warrant a roadside vehicle inspection, something most drivers would prefer to avoid.

There’s really nothing that makes driving with a broken windshield a good idea. It risks further damage, distraction and injury. Damaged windshields can be illegal on many levels. Mobile glass repair is available to help drivers with all manner of auto glass damage. Drivers who prefer safe traveling with minimum hassle are advised to call for mobile glass repair.

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Saving Big With Auto Glass Discounters.

Posted by Joshua on Wednesday Jan 9, 2013 Under Auto Glass, Uncategorized

Big savings are readily available from auto glass discounters. Many auto glass specialist services offer deep discounts on auto glass replacement. With these discounts available, there is really no reason to pay full markup. In many cases, any discount on the price of a windshield replacement will make it cheaper than dealership or body shop prices.

If a driver likes the service or convenience of a nearby shop and money is no option, then they probably aren’t looking for a discount. For everyone else, auto glass discounters are available all over the united states. Almost all auto glass specialists will offer some type of discount compared to a full price shop. Unless a driver really want to pay full price, discounts are readily available.

Dealership service centers are well known for overcharging. The brand of the parent company allows them to charge considerably more. Many new car owners who think that specialty service is required for every automotive problem can also push rates higher. Standard auto body shops will usually be far cheaper than dealership service centers, but still must account for a higher overhead due to providing varied services. Auto glass specialists can provide the largest discounts because they can order glass at wholesale prices and have  lower overhead than other options.

Auto glass discounts  range anywhere from a few dollars off  to major discounts. Some auto glass discounters can afford to lower windshield replacement prices as much as 60% due to streamlining of the business and services available. Auto glass specialists also typically offer additional specials like no deductible or 100% insurance billing.

It’s easy to find a discount on auto glass repair and replacement. Auto glass discounters are available nationwide. Discounts up to 60% are available in some location. Compared to standard auto glass prices at full service shops and dealership centers, auto glass discounts are even deeper. Unless a driver wants to pay more than they have to, auto glass discounters are a great option.

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Dealing with Auto Glass After the Holidays.

Posted by Joshua on Monday Jan 7, 2013 Under Auto Glass, Auto Glass Repair

For many drivers, the holidays mean more auto glass disasters than nearly any other part of the year. Holidays travel, weather conditions and holiday festivities make for a wide range of situations that can mean auto glass damage. Some auto glass damage ends up waiting until after the holidays. This can be because of family, finances or simply being too busy to get an auto glass repair or replacement resolved. The calm period after the holidays can be a much easier time for a driver to take care of an auto glass repair or replacement issue.

Winter weather alone can cause significant auto damage and prevent drivers from making it to an auto glass repair center at the same time. Windshield breaks and shatters are generally always going to prevent driving, but freezing temperatures can make driving with broken windows extremely dangerous. Once the other distractions of the holidays have passed, a driver can make arrangements for travel to an auto glass repair service, or find one that can come to them.

The holidays themselves can be preventative when it comes to getting a glass repair or replacement. Visiting relatives, out of town travel plans or depleted savings due to gift shopping are all common reasons to skip on auto glass services until after the holiday. Auto glass discounters, and mobile auto glass services, can make all of these issues have far less impact after a drivers schedule gives them some availability.

In many regions, after the holidays it can be important to get auto glass repair taken care of because the weather will turn worse. Getting auto glass repair and replacement services taken care of before inclement or emergency weather can be very important, and just after the new year gives drivers a chance to take care of it. After the holidays drivers often have a little extra cash flow to manage repairs, and the time and ability to get to an auto glass discounter. For drivers who haven’t had time to consider it, or have taken damage while traveling, a mobile auto glass service can be easily found after the holidays.

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Insurance Tips: New Year, New Policy.

Posted by Joshua on Monday Jan 7, 2013 Under Uncategorized

The start of a new year can be a great time to consider looking for a new insurance policy. Most policy changes take place at the new year, so it is common for insurance to send new packets with adjust rates for the new year. The easiest time to compare the details of a newly updated policy can be when comparing it to other newly available options in the insurance market. Purchasing a new policy early in the new year can lead to added savings for yearly safe driving rewards programs.

Insurance companies often release the newest rates available to customers on the first of the year. This typically means hundreds of new policy options become available on the market. As each insurer wants to implement these policies early in the year, discounts and perks are often available early in the year.

An insurance contract is typically fairly large in terms of a document to read. Many policy owners find it laborious to read through policy options repeatedly throughout the year. Drivers can save quite a bit of time by doing comparison shopping when their own yearly updated policy arrives for inspection.

Many insurance companies offer a discounted rate to drivers with multiple years of safe driving in their history. The new year can represent a turning point for a policy holder based on age or length of time driving without an accident. Checking into the discounts and options available for good driving early in the year can save drivers money throughout the whole year.

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