Entries by Chris Bartnick

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Avoiding Deer On The Road In West Michigan

If you’ve spent much time traveling West Michigan roads and highways, it should come as no surprise that Michigan ranks #2 in the USA for the number of car-deer accidents we claim on our insurance. Although we tend to consider us being more at risk of experiencing one in the fall, vehicle-deer crashes take place […]

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Top Dangers For Teen Drivers

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 17-23 this year and offers a great reminder for both teens and parents alike that driving comes with exciting new possibilities and added new responsibilities for new drivers. Data has consistently shown that teens drive less than older drivers but are disproportionately involved in crashes and crash deaths. […]

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Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week

Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week takes place September 19-25 this year and with this national campaign comes a moment to refresh our knowledge on what’s recommended to keep that precious cargo safe while riding inside a vehicle and the reasons why.   The leading cause of death for children and adolescents (ages 1-19 years old) […]

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Biggest Car Buying Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

It’s a common misconception that buying a car, in particular, a used car has to be a complicated and unpleasant experience but the truth is it doesn’t have to be. If only people understood the common foibles that car buyers fall into, sometimes before they even hit the car lot, they’d be aware of the […]

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Keeping Your Teen Driver Safe

Safety is the number one thing parents consider when their children are riding in a vehicle. From using car seats at infancy and toddler stages to the booster seats they soon grow into, keeping their kids shielded from harm is every parent’s objective. But even after growing beyond the stage of car seats and boosters, […]

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What’s Wrong With My Car?

We’ve all been there before. You’re driving along when suddenly you hear an unusual sound, feel something shaking  or worse yet, your vehicle won’t even start before you had a warning that something isn’t right. The first thought that runs through your mind is… what’s wrong with my car? It can be hard to tell […]

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April – Distracted Driving Awareness Month

As our phones and cars become ever-increasingly smarter and more capable of the myriad of tasks we ask of them, so grows our dependence on technology and the temptation to use it while we’re behind the wheel of a vehicle. And sadly, each year, more and more accidents and fatalities are attributed to distracted driving. […]