Archives for 2016

Video: How to Avoid Buying Flooded Cars

Floods and hurricanes create an opportunity for criminals to defraud unsuspecting consumers by selling them flooded cars. Used-car buyers should always be aware of this risk—especially after an active hurricane season like we’ve had this year. By definition, a flooded car has been completely or partially submerged in water so that its body, engine, transmission or other parts have been damaged. If the vehicle is... Read Article

Avoid a Headache When You Can’t Avoid What’s in the Road

In a majority of cases, hitting an animal while driving is unavoidable. As upsetting as this event can be, it is also capable of causing substantial damage to your vehicle, particularly if the animal is large. Deer related accidents are common in rural areas, with the average repair from these accidents exceeding $3,300. At Aronow Insurance we recommend that our clients review their auto insurance... Read Article

Ask ERIE: How Do I Know Which Deductible to Choose?

You choose a deductible—which is the amount of money you pay before insurance kicks in—for both your auto and your home policies. Your deductible can be as little as $0 and as high as $10,000 (with lots of options in between). If you choose a lower deductible, you can generally expect to pay more in premium. Some people prefer to keep a high deductible and... Read Article

How to Baby-Proof Your Home

When a family grows, things change. And without a doubt, your little bundle of joy is probably making you consider a home makeover. Whether your baby is on the way or is starting to explore, you’ll want to be ready. You probably already have a child safety seat for your car, so now it’s time to make sure baby is safe at home too. Without a doubt,... Read Article

6 Things to Look for in a Neighborhood

So you’re in the market to buy a home? Congratulations! You’re probably already overwhelmed by decisions: Colonial or ranch style? Stucco or stone? One or two story? Carpet or parquet flooring? And that’s not even including one of the most important factors in any new home purchase: location, location, location. It might not be everything, but it’s almost everything. It will determine your commute, impact... Read Article