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Part 1 - Why Premiums Rise - Fixing Cars and People

“My car is getting older. Why did my car insurance go up”? Many car owners are getting “sticker shock” when they open their mail containing renewal information on their car insurance. Premiums are rising while prices in...

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A Little Extra Caution Can Go a Long Way While Driving at Night

While fall and winter have their own pleasures, longer nights mean increased danger on the roads. You might think you drive just as well at night, but consider this: Even though nighttime driving accounts for just 23%...

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Five Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Car Stolen

Most people would say their car is one of the most valuable assets they own – if not the most valuable. Despite that, however, some people make it downright easy for thieves to drive off in their pride and joy. At the...

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Make Football Season Fun and Safe

Finally, we're welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves and, of course, football season in South Carolina. Football brings with it a whole host of seasonal...

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Driving While Texting

We have all seen "that guy" (that kid, that businessman, that young lady, or that busy mother) on the road; the driver in front of us, one lane over but slowly encroaching into ours. A tap of your horn jerks their head...

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HOW MUCH CAR INSURANCE SHOULD I BUY?

"How much insurance should I buy?" I get asked that a lot. It makes me wonder why people buy car insurance. Sure, someone might buy it because the state laws require his car to be insured. That guy usually buys the "...

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Do You Own a Classic Car of the Future?

There's nothing quite like driving a speedy, shiny classic car that turns heads and starts conversations. In fact, the beauty and elegance of old collectibles - like the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, the 1963 Corvette Sting...

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Tips for Preparing for Your Holiday Driving Trip

Millions of Americans will do some traveling this holiday season - the majority of it by car. Of course, winter weather creates a unique set of challenges on the roadways, whether you're simply driving around in North...

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Prepare for Driving In Bad Weather Before You Hit the Road

Rain, fog, sleet, snow, ice and wind... bad weather is the enemy of every driver in South Carolina. the Gardiner Marek Agency wants you and your employees to be safe. Even if you are satisfied that your vehicle and all...

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Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Car

Buying a new car is an exciting time - but it can also be stressful. After all, you're trying to get the best deal on price, while also deciding on the make, model and features you need. We can't really help you become...

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Disaster Preparedness, FEMA and More

If the unthinkable happens, the Gardiner Marek Agency understands that your most valuable assets are more than just items on a balance sheet. That information is critical during a time of catastrophe. Sites to Check Out...

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Saving Money on Classic Car Insurance in South Carolina

How much you pay for insurance depends on many factors. Following the suggestions below may help you lower the cost of your classic car or collector vehicle insurance in South Carolina. Before you buy If you're...

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