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Must-Know Boating Safety Tips

As the weather gets warmer, this could mean spending the day on the water.  Whether it’s a day sail or boating around a lake, it’s helpful to brush up on boating safety best practices to help avoid an accident. In 2022, 636 people lost their lives in boating accidents, according to the United States Coast Guard. Another 2,222 were injured in 4,040 total boating accidents...

Am I Covered If I Buy a New Car on the Weekend?

It’s a Saturday afternoon and life is looking up. After weeks of searching for a new vehicle, you’ve finally settled on the right car. You completed the test drive, negotiated a good price, agreed on a trade-in value and signed all the paperwork. Now, with keys in hand, it’s finally time to drive off the lot. But as you give your Erie Insurance agent a call...

How to Protect Your Bike from Theft

Whether you’re a hardcore biking enthusiast or more of a casual cruiser, riding your bike is a great way to enjoy the outdoors – and a healthier way to get around, too. After each ride, it’s important to remember to lock your bike up so thieves can’t steal it. Close to two million bicycles are stolen each year, according to bike registry Project 529.  And...

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value: What's the Difference?

If you were asked to describe the state of the housing market over the past few years, it could be summarized in one word: expensive.According to Home Bay, a real estate education platform, U.S. home prices increased an astounding 42% in the three years between March 2020 and March 2023.That data also showed that the national median home price rose to $468,000 as of 2022,...

Your Quick and Easy Guide to Electrical Safety at Home

Electrical dangers are serious business. From risk of shock to potential fires, you’ve got plenty of reasons to make sure your home’s electrical systems are in good shape and safe working order. Fortunately, in most houses, a simple walkthrough can help you identify and avoid the most common risks. (Having the right homeowners insurance can provide peace of mind, too.)Most fixes are simple and inexpensive, if...