Saturday, March 10, 2018

Charlottesville Auto Insurance Blog Update Week of March 10th 2018 - Get a homeowners insurance quote online

New posters arrived at the office!

Hitting a Deer is Mayhem!

Mayhem Allstate Car Insurance Quotes

We'll post a few more in the coming days.

You can see a few more pics like this if you head over to our Instagram

This week we had the opportunity to serve our insureds in a time of need. The storms from last week were pretty severe across Virginia.
  Dominion Power ranked it in the top 5 most dangerous storms. The debris is being picked up, the homes and cars are being put back together. We are proud to represent a company who shows up to support their customers. Watching our catastrophe team at work this past week only adds reassurance that we deliver when disaster strikes.
Some parts of Charlottesville & Albemarle County got more wind than others, but from my perspective, it was pretty wide-spread across the state and beyond.

Quotes from Charlottesville Allstate Agency Steve Harper
My son riding front row on King's Dominion's Intimidator 305
Spring is right around the corner, and hopefully, we'll get a break from any severe weather for a while. Soon we can focus on getting out in the yard, exploring hobbies, and enjoying time with the family.
Our family is full of theme park enthusiasts. With children big enough to ride the roller coasters, we seek out some of the more thrilling rides on the East coast. Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, Disney, and most recently Universal are all places we've been. If you asked my 10-year-old, The Rocket at Universal is the best one yet. It even records a video of you during the ride. Talk about Mayhem...
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The Rocket @ Universal Studios

Pictured above is my son riding the Intimidator 305. One of our all-time favorites. It takes you up a hill, then nosedives 305 feet straight toward the ground. Hitting speeds around 90MPH. Rumor is that it use to go faster when they first opened it, but due to blackouts they had to turn it down. You can definitely feel the G's going into the turn after the drop.
Check out this POV video of the ride:

It's important to highlight time with the family. It's one of my biggest "Why's" of what makes the peace of mind insurance offer's so critical. We have multiple ways to make sure you're covered. Head over to our site and get a car insurance quote in Virginia.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Commercial update and great info about accident forgiveness - Allstate mobile app

Recent Accident Forgiveness Commercial for The Harper Charlottesville Allstate Agency

Switch to Allstate Car Insurance & See The Difference Having a Local Agent Makes!

Check out the latest updates to our website and read helpful information about policy's, insurance, and things happening in your local Charlottesville community.

Accident forgiveness can help prevent loss of discounts after a claim. One of many benefits you can choose from. Allstate Rewards is a great way to incentivize your teen to drive safely. Earn points that are redeemable on the Allstate shopping portal.

With the Allstate mobile app you can:

 manage your policy
 make payments
 take claim photos
earn Drivewise rewards
access ID cards
have your agent's contact info at a touch of a button

Get a quote for car insurance in Charlottesville VA

Ever wonder if something is considered collision or comprehensive? How does Medical Expense work on your insurance policy? Visit the insurance made simple resource page for important info about how your coverage is used after an accident.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Recent Severe Wind & Ways to Protect Your Home

Severe wind and storm damage in Central Virginia

Today winds picked up in our area and tossed limbs and branches all over. There have been calls coming in reporting downed trees and power outages.

Check out this tree's root system just pulled up out of the ground. 

It's important to tie down loose items outside and consider more permanent solutions for things like trampolines, carports, and other out-buildings. The last thing any homeowner wants to wake up to is damage to their home or car from mother nature.

 Some things are completely unavoidable, but there are a few small things we can do to preserve our property and avoid having to make that phone call to your insurance agent about filing a claim.

Avoid filing Homeowners claims by keeping an eye on trees and branches

Keep an eye on the trees around your property (especially dead ones) and watch out for long heavy branches that could fall on the home under the weight of ice and snow. A couple minutes of preventative care throughout the year can really help avoid serious damage and possibly injury. We try to take as many steps as we can to keep a safe and healthy household. For all the things beyond our control, well... There's insurance.

We look forward to warming spring temps and the sound of baseballs cracking on bats over at Northside Little League. This time of year is always great when the days get longer and more time with the family can be spent outside.

Do you have any tips to share on this subject? Leave some comments below to share with everyone else. 

You can also visit our website for more insurance resources and local contacts in Charlottesville.