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June 15th, 2015 by Brogan Insurance Agency

These Are the Top Safest Cars for Teens

Any parent of a teen driver will tell you that safety is a major concern.  One way to help alleviate those fears is to have your teen drive a safe car. Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) publishes a list of the safest cars for teen drivers. This year’s list was the most stringent yet. The IIHS added even more criteria to the... Read Article

Pedestrian Fatalities See a Big Spike

Recent reports show that despite big advancements in safety, there’s been a surprising uptick in auto fatalities. Now, another report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows that pedestrian fatalities are also on the rise. The report reveals that the number of pedestrians killed by drivers jumped 11 percent last year, to nearly 6,000 deaths. That’s the biggest single-year increase ever in pedestrian fatalities,... Read Article

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 year. Telltale signs that it’s time to replace yours include:... Read Article

Self-defense Can Be Costly – Make Sure your Assets are Protected

Too often we see stories in the news of innocent people being thrown into scary situations through no fault of their own. Whether it’s a robbery or burglary, home invasion or carjacking, sometimes people are forced into a life-threatening scenario. Your first priority is protecting your family. Ours is protecting you.  That’s why ERIE introduced a new coverage to help with the expense of defending... Read Article

Ask ERIE: I Want to Rent Out My Home. What Do I Need to Do?

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 insurance agent about changing your current homeowners insurance policy to a rental policy. Your insurance A rental policy will protect your home’s structure and a small amount of furnishings in your home. (If... Read Article