Saturday, May 26, 2007

Top 10 Auto Insurance Myths ...

Top 10 Auto Insurance Myths
The color of my car determines my auto insurance rate. My credit score has no bearing on my insurance premium. I have auto insurance coverage so my new car is already covered…right?

Maybe not! Below is a list of fallacies many car owners believe and drive by each day. The truth just might make you change course.

Myth #10

"No-fault insurance means, it's not my fault!"

False. No-fault insurance means that your insurance company pays for your damages regardless of who's at fault.

Myth #9

"The color of my car affects my insurance rate."

False. The color of your car does not impact your car insurance rate. What does influence your rate is your vehicle's year, make, model, body type, engine size, credit history and driving record.

Myth #8

"If I lend my car to a friend and that friend is in an accident, his or her insurance company will pay for the damages…right?"

False. Your car, your responsibility! And guess what, even though you weren't present at the time of the accident, you still will receive a mark on your insurance record and your insurance premium could possibly go up.

Myth #7

"My insurance rate is set by the government."

False. The government has nothing to do with your car insurance rate. Where you live, your credit score, marital status and your driving record is what actually affects your premium.

Myth #6

"I recently paid my insurance premium, so the new car I just purchased is covered."

Not necessarily. Most automobile policies require that the policyholder notify the insurance company or agent within a specified number of days, if indeed coverage is desired for the newly purchased vehicle.

Myth #5

"It's a fact, males under the age of 25 pay more for auto insurance."

True and False. Males under 25 years old can potentially pay more for car insurance than female drivers. However, across the board, teenagers and mature adults pay more for auto insurance, due in large part because these age groups are typically involved in more automobile accidents.

Myth #4

"My credit score has no affect on my insurance rate."

False. Your credit score really does matter! Many Insurance companies take your credit score into consideration when deciding to increase or renew your auto insurance coverage.

Myth #3

"Even without comprehensive coverage, I'm still covered for theft, windstorms, hail and deer accidents."

False. Many drivers believe that if they only purchase collision insurance, which covers accidents involving objects, that they will also be covered for incidents that involve vandalism, hail, animal accidents and fires. That simply is not true. You need to purchase both collision and comprehensive coverage in order to fully protect your vehicle from all of these situations.

Myth #2

"My personal auto insurance covers both my personal and business use of my car."

False. If you occasionally use your personal car for business purposes such as transporting clients, going to and from meetings or hauling business equipment, then you will more than likely need to extend your personal car insurance to cover your business use as well. Plus, if your employees use their car while working for you, you will want to also obtain a separate non-owned car insurance policy.

Myth #1

"I've never had or been involved in a car accident, so I don't need automobile insurance."

False. Some drivers are lucky enough never to have been or to be involved in an accident. However, if by chance you do have an accident, your risk of losing everything is great. Car insurance is the best protection you can have in the event an automobile accident occurs. It's also a legal issue - you are required, by law, to have some basic form of auto insurance, and failing to do so carries some fairly strict punishments.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Husky and kitten playing together

I thought this was sort of cute and thought I share it with my fellow blogger. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

My vacation...

I have arrived home from vacation. I had an excellent time. It was nice to see my relatives again. I can't enough of them. I have a very nice family. We went to the 6th floor museum where President Kennedy was shot and that was really interesting. It told about his presidency and what he did in office. I saw the very spot where he was shot and where the gunman did the shooting.

We also went to visit Southfork and saw the mansion. It doesn't look very big in person. Inside is even smaller but that, too was interesting.

Ok, let me see if I can find some pictures to show you. And right now I can't. I made a mistake by putting them in Adobe photoshop album starter and can't get them out. I also deleted them from the disc I used to take the pictures.

There's got to be a way to do this.

Friday, May 11, 2007

The truth about Dolly7...

A healthy Dolly7

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/t. burnt Dolly7 when he was looking for me. Signal fire

A burnt Dolly7

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A skinny burnt Dolly7

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A cleaned up Dolly7

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

1/2 new post, sort of, but not really...Ok so this is a post...

Hello fellow bloggers!

I'm on vacation and I'm enjoying it. I guess you could say that's why I don't have a new post. I love time off. We really should get more of it. But alas, the bills need to get paid. I don't want to talk about that dreadful word.

Do you know what I saw the other day? A bunch of birds in my yard. I had to quick take a picture of them.

And this one walking across the driveway. This one may have wanted to leave the group of birds he was with to join the other birds.