Top Items to Have in Your Car

When you’re traveling in your car, you should always have certain items to assist in case you break down. This is especially the case if you travel at night. You need to have certain tools, so you can fix the problem and be on your way. It will even save you money when you don’t have to call a repair shop. 

1. A Flashlight

Have a flashlight or inspection light on hand. Not all areas of importance on a car are accented with a bright light. And keep in mind that not every problem is easily visible. It may take a bit of investigating deep within the internal structure of your car to identify the problem. Even if the problem is easy to spot, a flashlight will come in handy if you break down and night and are trying to repair the problem or you’re waiting for a tow truck. 

2. A Lug Wrench

You may already have a lug wrench in your vehicle that came along with your spare tire. If not, get one. It makes having to change a tire much easier. Plus, you must remove the tires to expose the suspension and brakes. 

3. Socket Set 

You can tighten up nuts and bolts with a socket set. Optimally, you want one with various sizes. A ratcheting handle will come in useful when working in a confined space. You should at least have a set with a 1/4 in., 3/8 in. and 1/2 in. sockets with extensions. 

To ensure you’re always safe on the road, you always want to have car insurance from a reputable agency. Contact 1st American Insurance Agency today for a quote and to learn more about your options in the Lafayette, CO. 

Protecting Your Family and Belongings with Disaster Insurance

Often times disaster is not something that anyone truly expects. As such, most people do not have the proper insurance to help keep their property and their family safe in the case of a major emergency. It is crucial that homeowners take the time to truly evaluate what types of disasters they may have to worry about and buy the appropriate insurance to cover your belongings.

The first thing that you want to do when evaluating your need for disaster insurance is to consider what types of disasters are common in the area in which you live. Say for instance you live in the tornado belt of the United States of America, it may be useful to have insurance to cover this type of disaster. Say you live in an area where wild fires are common, fire insurance is going to be beneficial, earthquakes, mudslides, and flooding are all similar disasters that you should think about buying insurance to cover these disasters.

If for instance you live in an area where there are practically no earthquakes, very few wildfires, no potential for flooding and so on, you are likely to need no more than your typical home insurance policy. Now disaster insurance is often bundled with your home insurance and can be amended to include whatever type of disaster you want to be covered for. If you are considering taking out a disaster policy, take the time to talk to an insurance agent to learn the laws of your state and what types of policies are available.

1st American Insurance Agency can help you determine what sort of insurance you need and can help you tailor your policy quickly and easily so that you can be prepared for any disaster.