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We hate to break it to you, but your car needs an emergency kit at all times of the year. The good news is that after building your kit, it's easy to make some simple swaps for summer and winter and to regularly replace items that have expiration dates. So what do you absolutely need in your kit? READ MORE >>

Did you know that is April is National Car Care Month? It makes a lot of sense when you think about what your car's been through over the winter...   Proper car maintenance extends the life of your vehicle and keeps everyone safe. READ MORE >>

When you think of flooding, you probably think of Florida, New Orleans, or southern states. Maybe you think of Cape Code or other coastal areas. In general, New England is exempt from flood worries, right? Think again. It's Flood Safety Awareness Week, so let's get the facts straight.   READ MORE >>

Yes, bridges freeze before roads. You know to stay home during really bad weather and to drive slowly, but this is New England. If you want to survive, your winter driving skills need to go beyond basic driver's ed. Isn't it time you improved your driving skills when it comes to winter weather? READ MORE >>

We're getting closer and closer to winter, which means it's time to start thinking about that snow plow of yours. Are you properly covered in the event of an accident? What if you damage someone's property while on the job or your vehicle is stolen? Feeling a little anxious because you can't answer these questions off the top of your head? READ MORE >>

Let me guess, you know you should have an emergency kit in your car, but you've never gotten around to it? You think about it while driving, but by the time you've exited your car, fed the kids, walked the dog, paid the bills, meditated on how not to get angry at the office intern, your lack of an emergency kit has completely slipped your mind. READ MORE >>

As we slowly creep towards spring, it's time to start thinking about what you need to do in order to dewinterize your boat. Why? Because it can save you money, time, and keeps everyone happy and safe! Put in the time for proper maintenance before you have a problem and prevent all sorts of expensive issues down the line. READ MORE >>

You've probably heard the saying, "If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a minute, it will change." Indeed, New England is known for unpredictable weather, and the extreme changes in temperatures bring their own risks to buildings, the roads, and your overall safety. READ MORE >>

December 21, 2017 was officially the first day of winter. Is your business prepared? Winter in New England comes with beautiful snowy scenery but also risks. Ice can dam up gutters and damage your roof, losing electricity can result in missed revenue, or someone could slip on your steps.    READ MORE >>

Remember Last Winter?   We do. With heavy snowfall, flat roofs on homes and businesses were collapsing, roof rakes were flying off the shelves and the thawing and refreezing on roofs was causing unwanted ice dams on many homes.  Not great news for homeowners. READ MORE >>

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