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  • 10 Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

    May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month, a time where communities come together to bring more awareness to safety issues impacting teens on the road. If you have a teen who is approaching driving age, or perhaps already has a driver’s license, you’re probably experiencing a range of emotions: pride, because your child has gone […]

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  • Car Accident Resources

    If you’ve been in an accident, these resources can provide you with information and guidance as you deal with the insurance and legal ramifications. Car Care Council The Car Care Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating motorists about the importance of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair through its “Be Car Care Aware” […]

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  • What to Do After a Car Accident

    There are over 6 million car accidents a year. If you happen to be one of the six million – we have some advice for you. Here’s Minneapolis Police Officer Ron Reier with steps on what to do immediately after a car accident. Listen here:   Thanks, Officer Reier!

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  • What Auto Technicians Do

    Auto mechanics, or “technicians,” as some prefer to be known, do a LOT more than just fix cars. Technicians deal with distributors, solve problems for customers, crunch numbers, receive ongoing training, and even negotiate with insurance adjusters, often on behalf of the customer. Want to coast through your next repair shop visit without a hitch? […]

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  • What to Do in Case of a Car Fire

    Fire While Driving WHN Expert Tip – Have a Fire Extinguisher Handy. In these two videos, Edina, MN Fire Marshall Tom Jenson explains the features and uses of four different types of fire extinguishers and how to use them. Be safe, be smart. Pull over and stop your car immediately. Turn off the ignition. Get yourself […]

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  • What to Do After an Accident

    WHN TIP – Be Prepared: Keep a copy of both of the following in your glove compartment just in case: Car Accident-No Other Driver Involved and Car Accident-Another Driver Involved. Also, download the free RedCross first aid mobile app – just in case! Immediately Be safe, be smart. Stop your vehicle if it is clear, safe and legal […]

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  • After the Accident: Insurance Claims

    WHN TIP – Accident File: When you get home, make an “accident file”. This will include all of your notes, contact information, messages and other pertinent information. This can be an envelope, file folder, binder – whatever works best for you. Prefer digital files? Create a folder on your computer where you can save your scanned notes, […]

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  • Reporting an Accident

    If you are reporting an accident or emergency by cell phone: Be sure you are safe. If you are driving, pull over to a safe spot, turn on your hazard lights (flashers) and stop before calling for help. Be watchful of the potential for additional accidents caused by the first accident. Stay out of the […]

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  • Renting a Car

    We’ve talked with rental car agencies, car insurance agents, people who rent cars—and rented a few cars ourselves—to prepare this handy guide to help you through the rental car process. Insurance Options Review your auto insurance policy. According to the Insurance Information Institute, if you have comprehensive and collision coverage, your personal insurance policy will likely […]

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  • Filing an Insurance Claim

    WHN TIP – Accident File: When you get home, make an “accident file.” This will include all of your notes, contact information, messages and other pertinent information. This can be an envelope, file folder, binder – whatever works best for you. Prefer digital files? Create a folder on your computer where you can save your scanned notes, any emails […]

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