SafeAuto Insurance Offers Tips for Thanksgiving Travel

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Contact: Dace de la Foret, Paul Werth Associates, +1-614-224- 8114, ext. 235, delaforet@paulwerth.com, for SafeAuto Insurance Company

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ — SafeAuto Insurance Company is offering tips to make sure drivers — and their cars — are ready and able to make the long haul for the Thanksgiving holiday. SafeAuto, a company that provides state minimum coverage insurance to uninsured drivers, provides tips for consumers based on more than a decade of experience in the automobile insurance industry.

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“Traveling to see family and friends for Thanksgiving is an American tradition, and this year the economy and cutting costs are top of mind for all drivers,” said Jon P. Diamond, president of SafeAuto. “SafeAuto prides itself on keeping our customers legal for less and helping all consumers ‘Play It Safe.’ By following Safe Auto’s tips, drivers have the best chance of arriving at their Thanksgiving destinations with minimum hassle.”

Safe Auto recommends the following tips to ensure a safe, successful road trip:

— Conduct necessary repairs and maintenance. Car problems that seem minor during quick drives around town may become a major issue during a long trip. If a vehicle has been in minor, unreported accidents that have affected performance, check with your auto insurance provider to see what repairs may be covered.

— Check the different accident responsibility laws of states along the journey. It’s a good idea to be prepared for the consequences of what happens after an accident in each state, even if you’re unlikely to have one.

— Winterize your car. Monitor your tire pressure. Cold air causes tires to contract, reducing traction. If you are traveling through an area prone to heavy snow, invest in tire chains. Make sure your windshield wipers are in good condition and your wiper fluid is topped off. Likewise, ensure that your car’s window defrost vents are clear and functioning as well as the rear window defoggers.

— Make sure your auto insurance coverage is up to date. Don’t leave on a trip without your insurance premium paid and, if necessary, make arrangements to pay during your trip if a scheduled payment will be due. If an insurance policy has lapsed and a current carrier won’t renew it, be sure to get reinsured before getting behind the wheel.

— Be prepared for a breakdown. Even the most reliable vehicle may develop engine trouble, get a flat tire or lose the charge in its battery. Make sure to have water and snacks, activities to occupy any child travelers, and an emergency plan including access to a charged mobile phone, roadside markers and roadside assistance.

— Let people know your itinerary at home and at your destination.

About SafeAuto

SafeAuto Insurance Company was started in Ohio in 1993. As a provider of state minimum coverage insurance, by serving an overlooked market, the company quickly expanded into Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri. Today, the company provides state minimum insurance coverage to automobile drivers in 14 states. SafeAuto is a direct- to-consumer auto insurance company that does not rely on a middleman, which ultimately saves its clients money. The company specializes in minimum coverage to meet the law’s requirements for automobile insurance coverage in every state in which it operates.

For more information visit www.safeauto.com.

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