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Things to keep in mind when buying a car.

Things to keep in mind when buying a car...Buying a new car in 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...

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Avoid Parking Lot Accidents

5 Ways to Avoid Parking Lot Fender Benders In Oregon and Washington During The Holidays Parking lots at all times but especially during the holiday season – we love the convenience but hate the frustrations, especially...

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Holiday Travel - Don't Forget Rental Car Insurance

- Rental Car Insurance - There are more options for renting a car than ever before. In the past, you simply selected a vehicle from one of the many brick-and-mortar car rental companies found at airports, train...

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Vehicle-Animal Collision

Steering Clear of Wildlife America’s roads are full of cars — but often, they’re also full of wildlife. That’s why an estimated 2 million vehicle-animal collisions happen each year, according to the U.S. Department of...

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DUII spells "TROUBLE" regarding car insurance!

The price of car insurance varies with every customer. To determine insurance rates, underwriters evaluate a number of factors. The age, make, model, features, and price of the car, how far it is driven daily and...

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Protecting Yourself Against Uninsured Motorists

Across the country, it is estimated that over ten percent of drivers are on the road without auto insurance. This is the case even in states where car insurance is required by law. Although reasons are varied, often...

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It's time again for School Bus and School Zone Safety!

The school year has rolled around again. Every autumn, as children return to school and the buses carrying them return to the road, it's important to take some time to focus on driver safety. School zones require...

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Insurance and College Students

As students head off to college, it's important to make sure they are protected against common risks. Whether it's automobile accidents, or theft of personal property, it is wise to plan for the worst and hope for the...

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Choosing the Right Type of Car Insurance

If you are shopping for car insurance in Oregon, Washington or beyond, it is important to match your situation with the proper amount and cost of insurance coverage. Doing the right homework on the car insurance you...

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The Risks of Distracted Driving

When you take your eyes off the road, what are the dangers and risks that you don’t see? - According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80 percent of all traffic accidents are the direct...

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What You Should Do When Your Car is Stolen

Car theft is an incredibly scary thing and it can happen to the best of us. - You walk out of your apartment complex one fine morning expecting everything to be as normal as it ever has been. You walk into the parking...

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The Pros and Cons Associated With Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars seem to be the way of the future, but are there any complications that they’ll face when they hit the market? - Self-driving cars are currently in the smallest of minorities, as far as specs from the “...

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How to Handle Your Car Insurance When You Move

Making sure your car insurance company knows you're moving from Portland Oregon, Beaverton Oregon, or elsewhere is important to keep you covered. - Your bags are packed, your dishes are all in clearly marked boxes, and...

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The Importance of Windshield Wipers

- Your windshield wipers are imperative when it comes to visibility and a driver’s safety. - When it comes to your car’s accessories, the windshield wipers are among the last things you think about, and you may even...

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2 Tips to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

- Preparing your car for the summer weather is an important aspect of its longevity! - Going from cold to hot, or vice versa, is not good for anything that is made of matter. This narrows down those things, to nearly...

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5 Things You Need to Know About Purchasing Auto Insurance

How to succeed at buying auto insurance! - 1. Know your minimums. Buying the minimum amount of coverage may sound like something you may want, but it may come back to bite you in the future when you file a claim. Lower...

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Are You Paying Too Much for Your Car Insurance Policy?

4 ways to pay less for your car insurance. - 1. Your Top of the Line Car Is Costing You The reason for this being that newer cars are generally more expensive to fix or replace. A used car’s parts are likely to be more...

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Tips for Driving on Wet Pavement

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 1.2 million auto accidents each year are directly related to weather conditions. Of these accidents, 73 percent are a direct result of driving on wet roads. (...

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Tips for Insuring Your Teen Driver

Do you have a teen driver in your household? Perhaps you have a student driver or a teen who is anxious to get that coveted learner’s permit. You have to let them grow up and earn their independence, but before you do,...

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What Are Standard Exclusions?

Have you ever heard the term “standard exclusions” and wondered what it means? If you’ve ever placed an insurance claim and discovered that your loss was listed as a “standard exclusion,” the term may seem frightening...

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What Is Standard Coverage?

How many times have you heard the term “standard coverage”? Although you’ve probably heard it several times, you may not understand what it means. In this blog post, we’d like to help fix that.Standard coverage is a...

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Advantages of Towing and Roadside Assistance

Let’s face it, no one enjoys being stuck by the side of the road. Whether you get a flat tire during rush hour or you lock your keys in the car at the grocery store, towing and roadside assistance added to your car...

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Winter Driving Safety

At Fox Insurance, we work hard to help you find the right auto insurance, but we also want to help you avoid unnecessary accidents. Winter weather in Oregon can make the roads treacherous. If you must drive in snowy...

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Tips for Safe Holiday Travel

The old saying says, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” While we agree, we’d like to encourage those of you who are traveling over the holidays to take precautions. In other words, we want you to arrive...

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5 Questions to Ask When Buying a Car for Your Graduate

It's hard to believe your child is already graduating, much less getting ready to head off to college or join the workforce - first grade seems like just yesterday, after all. You've worked hard to put your kids in a...

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3 Easy Ways to Reduce the Risk of a Car Crash in Portland Oregon

Spring has arrived, and the warmer weather often prompts people in Portland and Beaverton Oregon to hop in their cars for weekend (or longer) road trips. Unfortunately, too many of those trips will end up being...

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What You Should Know About Flood Insurance

You've probably heard this horror story before - someone loses a home due to a flood and learns after the fact that standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover flood damage. At Fox Insurance Agency, we want you to be...

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Slow Down Oregon Drivers, Save Money... and Lives!

How many times has the following happened to you? You're speeding down a local highway when you spot an Oregon State highway patrol car. You quickly hit the brakes and slow down, relieved that you didn't get caught ......

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Know and Avoid the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

Taking a road trip is a grand American tradition, particularly once we escape the winter doldrums here in Oregon and the days start getting a little sunnier. Too many drivers, however, also take part in some other "...

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Avoiding Distractions While Driving Could Save Your Life

You've seen them on the roads; you might even know a few of them. And you could be one yourself. Distracted drivers in come in all shapes, sizes, ages and experience levels. Even if you're not one today, you could...

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Am I covered if I borrow my friend’s car?

Most people in Portland, Oregon and elsewhere have an idea of what's covered and not covered under their various insurance policies. But at Fox Insurance Agency, we get a lot of questions about borrowing or loaning a...

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Storing A Classic Car In Portland Oregon Through The Winter

- If you're a classic car owner, surely you are committed to ensuring it stays in tip-top shape throughout all the seasons, especially the winter when it most likely will be unused for a while. Any period of...

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Buying a new car? Things to keep in mind...

Buying a new car in Portland, Beaverton, or elsewhere 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...

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Helping Seniors In Portland Have a Wonderful Winter

Slippery sidewalks. Freezing temperatures. Power outages. Winter isn't always a wonderland. That's why, if you regularly lend a hand to a senior friend or family member here in Portland, it may be a good time of the...

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Winter Safety Items To Keep In Your Car - Portland & Beaverton Oregon

You keep your home stocked with emergency supplies. (Right?) What about your car? During winter in Portland, Beaverton and beyond, extreme weather and road conditions can lead to all kinds of trouble when you're...

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Be Prepared For Storms With A Winter Weather Prep Kit In Beaverton, Or - Fox Insurance Agency

Now that winter has arrived, it's time to prepare for winter weather conditions. At Fox Insurance Agency we have a few suggestions to help you get prepared before the winter storms hit! Of course you want to have the...

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This Holiday Season In Portland, Oregon Be Charitable, Safe, and Sensible - Fox Insurance Agency

It's that time of year that many people feel most charitable. It also may make them most vulnerable to having their personal information compromised by others. Because of that, this is a great time a good time to go...

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10 Ways to Help Make the Holidays Greener - Fox Insurance Agency

Buying. Wrapping. Shipping. Decorating. Here in Portland, Oregon and everywhere else, the holiday season is in full swing, and that means all of the waste that goes along with the festivities is beginning to pile up....

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Avoid These Common Holiday Travel Mistakes From Portland, OR - Fox Insurance Agency

With travel during the holidays comes the ever present battle of airport crowds, or the fight through traffic on the drive to visit family and friends throughout Oregon, Washington, and points beyond. Sometimes the...

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Consider Holiday Safety Tips For Your Four Legged Pets In Portland, OR - Fox Insurance Agency

To many pet owners our pets are like family, so it's important to help them stay safe during the holiday season. As much as possible it is important to try and keep your pets on a regular routine, even during the...

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Be Sure To Protect Your Belongings This Holiday Season in Portland, OR - Fox Insurance Agency

Here in Portland, Oregon and beyond, you can't help but notice that the holiday season has officially arrived! For many of us that means shopping, gifting, decorating, partying, and traveling. And a whole lot of it! At...

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Choosing The Right Fire Extinguisher

Portable fire extinguishers can save lives and property when a small, contained fire breaks out in your home or business. But different types of fire extinguishers fight different types of fire - and using the wrong one...

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Proper Fire Extinguisher Use

You should know exactly how to use a fire extinguisher in the event a fire develops and you feel you are safely able to fight it. It is recommended that only those trained in the proper use of fire extinguishers...

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Will my insurance cover renting a car after an accident?

Many drivers in Portland, Beaverton, Oregon and elsewhere don't think about their insurance coverage until after they have an accident and call their insurance company to file a claim to help pay for car repairs, a...

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Eight Surprising Ways Comprehensive Auto Insurance Works For You

Even the most careful drivers occasionally get into accidents-that's why auto insurance was created. But, your car can be damaged even if you're not in a crash-which is why there's comprehensive auto insurance....

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Stay Safe on the Portland and Beaverton Roads During a Hailstorm in Oregon

It may sound surprising, but there are approximately 3,000 hailstorms in the United States each year which of course includes Portland, Beaverton, and the rest of Oregon. The size of hail can widely vary - from golf-...

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Worried about teenage drivers in Portland, Oregon?

One of the most common conversations I have with clients in Portland, Beaverton, and elsewhere is about teenage drivers. We've all heard the horror stories. Your friends will warn you about the hundreds and even...

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It's important to know... What Is Gap Insurance?

When you buy or lease a new car or truck in Portland, Beaverton, or elsewhere in Oregon and beyond, the vehicle starts to depreciate in value the moment it leaves the car lot. In fact, most cars lose 20 percent of...

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Protecting Your Credit Score

Your credit score is important in many ways. It allows you to purchase a home, buy a car, and can even be a factor in getting the best insurance rates. However, credit scores can be confusing too. Here are 3 ways to...

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Insuring a Leased Car in Portland or Beaverton, Oregon

If you lease a car in Portland, Beaverton, or elsewhere in Oregon or other areas, you still need to buy your own auto insurance policy. The auto dealer or bank that is financing the car will require you to buy collision...

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Auto Insurance Basics: What is Rental Reimbursement?

Rental reimbursement is an important part of your auto insurance coverage. Let's discuss what it is and why you need it! When you suffer an auto insurance claim, it's not uncommon for your vehicle to need to go to the...

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Air Bag Safety Tips

Air bags save thousands of lives each year, according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In frontal crashes, air bags reduce deaths among drivers by about 30 percent and among passengers by...

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March Home Maintenance Tasks

Below is a short list of tasks that you can do to help take care of your home, vehicle, and family in Portland, Beaverton, and elsewhere. Consider them a helpful reminder of what needs to get accomplished throughout the...

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Steps parents can take to help their teens be safe!

The first years teenagers spend as drivers are very risky. In fact, teen drivers have the highest death rates of any age group, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. While getting a drivers license is an...

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Five Sure-Fire Ways to Get Your Car Stolen in Portland, OR

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 Fox...

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Winter Weather Safety Tips For Portland, Oregon and Beyond!

In Portland, Beaverton, and throughout the northwest, severe winter weather can occur in many forms. Rain, sleet, ice, snow, hail, blizzards in any combination is possible. Often, a change of only a few degrees in...

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Power outage? Use your generator safely!

Storms or natural disasters in Portland, Beaverton, West Linn, and throughout Oregon and Washington can have the ability to knock your power out for an extended period of time. During an outage, portable generators can...

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Driving Safely with Winter Weather in Beaverton, Oregon

Falling snow can be picturesque, but it can also wreak havoc on the roads in Portland, Beaverton, and throughout Oregon and Washington. While no one enjoys driving in snowy or slippery conditions, there are steps you...

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Winter Tires In Portland, Oregon. Here's Some Information To Consider - Fox Insurance Agency

It's just a matter of time. You know it's coming. Everything Mother Nature likes to throw at us every winter. Snow and slush. Freezing rain. Ice and black ice. It's on the way so be prepared. Are prepared for all of...

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Getting Ready for Winter Weather in Portland, Oregon

Winter has arrived, but there's still time to get ready for winter weather, including storms. Extreme cold is always a possibility here in Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, and throughout Oregon and Washington, so we at Fox...

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

While fall and winter in Portland, Oregon, Beaverton, Tigard and beyond 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:...

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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...

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How To Protect Your Belongings This Holiday Season

The holidays have officially arrived! And for many of us in Portland, Beaverton, and throughout Oregon and Washington that means shopping, gifting, decorating, partying, and traveling. And a whole lot of it! Fox...

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Make Sure Your Holidays Stay Happy … and Safe

You'll no doubt hear the phrase "Happy Holidays!" about a thousand times over the next month or two. Here at Fox Insurance Agency, we'd like to change that a little bit: "Happy - and Safe - Holidays!" While the holidays...

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When the Kids Head for College, Put ‘Insurance 101? on Your Class List

It's an exciting time when your child is heading off to 'college'. Whether they're headed to school here in Oregon or all the way across the country, there are a ton of things to get done - and a ton of things to pack!...

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Help Prevent Auto Theft

Thousands of unsuspecting motorists are carjacked every year. Here are some tips to help prevent your vehicle from being car jacked or stolen. To minimize the danger of being carjacked: Think of saving your life first....

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Preparing for a summer road trip

The summer months are quickly approaching, which means many families will be embarking on vacation getaways. Summer travel and readying the car for trips can be the most stressful part of the vacation. Below are some...

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Be Prepared with a Car Emergency Kit

Having a car emergency kit in your car is sort of like having good insurance. You hope you'll never need it-but boy are you glad it's there on road trips if you have an accident or need to help others. If you become...

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Traveling With Your Best (Four-Legged) Friend

Whether you're headed out on the road for a weekend drive or a longer vacation, there are some car trips we simply wouldn't think of making without including the four-legged member of the family. Just as you make plans...

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Protect Your College Grad With the Right Insurance

College graduation is an exciting time in Oregon and elsewhere for students and their parents alike. And, while it's easy to be immersed in graduation parties and focused on first-job jitters, it's a time of major...

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Have a Great (and Safe) Memorial Day!

Ah, Memorial Day - the long weekend that serves as the unofficial kickoff to summer - is almost here. It's a time for road trips, barbecues and all kinds of outdoor activities in and around Oregon and Washington. Of...

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Protect Your Family From the ‘Silent Killer’

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, invisible gas that results when certain fuels do not burn completely. And it can be deadly. That's why it's important to know how to prevent it, detect it, and protect yourself...

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Do you Know How to Drive in the Snow?

Do you Know How to Drive in the Snow? Driving in the snow for the first time can be intimidating. You've probably seen pictures of cars sliding out of control or plummeting into snow banks that they can't get out of....

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Drinking and Driving

Drinking and Driving Who drinks and drives? Men. By far, men drink and drive far more often than women. In 2010, 4 in 5 episodes of drinking and driving were incurred by men. Binge Drinkers. 85% of all incidents...

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Be Prepared for Driving In Bad Weather Before You Hit the Road in Portland Oregon and beyond!

No matter the season, rain, fog, sleet, snow, ice and wind... bad weather is the enemy of every driver in Oregon. Fox Insurance Agency wants you to be safe. Even if you are satisfied that your vehicle and all of its...

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Teach teens to drive safely in Oregon, Washington and elsewhere - and help save their lives!

In 2009, 3,466 teenagers died in the United States from automobile crash injuries, according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Such injuries are by far the leading public health problem among youths 13...

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Things to keep in mind when buying a car in Oregon

Buying a new car in Portland or Beaverton 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. Here at...

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Staying For the Snow in Oregon and Washington This Winter? Protect Your Motorhome and RV From the Cold

First things first: If you're a snowbird, and headed away from Portland and Beaverton this winter to a sunnier and warmer spot, you can move on to the next article. Just know that we here at Fox Insurance Agency wish...

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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 ...

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Tips On Renting A Car For The Thanksgiving Holiday

It is estimated that over 42 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles away from home this Thanksgiving holiday. Since many of these travelers will be renting a car, it is important they understand car rental...

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Trees and Insurance: Tips on What Is and Is Not Covered

One of the most frequent questions we receive from consumers in Portland, Oregon and beyond is whether their insurance covers fallen trees. For tips on how to save money and get better protection on all your...

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Figure Out Your Auto Insurance Needs

When choosing auto insurance, you want complete coverage for the best price. There's a lot to think about when choosing auto insurance. In some states, to license your car you must carry liability coverage for damages...

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Winter Driving Tips for the Pacific Northwest

In many cities and towns throughout Oregon and Washington it's difficult (if not downright impossible) to remain house bound during the winter season. Therefore, the following tips should help drivers deal with the...

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Money Saving Tips for New Car Buyers

Getting a deal on a new car takes a little patience, a bit of research and some luck. If you're in the market for a new car, check out the following tips: Finding the right car Visit some dealerships and search for the...

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Easy tips to help keep your car from early retirement!

There are many ways to help increase your vehicle's longevity while at the same time keeping your peace of mind intact. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of one of your largest investments. Make it your...

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How to Avoid Buying a Flooded Car in Portland, Oregon and elsewhere. You Tube Video.

Before you buy a used car, be sure you know the vehicle's history. In the video below, you receive tips on how to identify a flooded car so you can protect yourself from purchasing a lemon. For information on ...

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Uninsured Motorists in Portland, Oregon and beyond! You Tube Video.

Drivers with no auto insurance coverage are more common than you think. And unless your own policy protects you, getting involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist will cost you. Contact us today at Fox...

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You Live in Hail Country Oregon. Are You Prepared?

Whether you live in Portland, Oregon, Beaverton, or other parts of Oregon or Washington, or elsewhere, hail storms don't last long, but they pack a real punch. Every year, hail causes nearly $1 billion in damages,...

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Road Rage in Portland Oregon and beyond! You Tube Video.

Studies show that perceptions of "aggressive driving" vary across the country and your actions behind the wheel may mean very different things to different drivers. Learn some safety tips courtesy of Fox Insurance...

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Who to Contact in an Emergency Situation in Portland, Oregon and elsewhere!

If the unthinkable happens, we here at Fox Insurance Agency understand that your most valuable assets are more than just items on a balance sheet. We know that information is critical during a time of catastrophe. Sites...

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Common Misunderstandings About Portland Car Insurance

When purchasing Portland Car Insurance, or auto insurance in Beaverton, Vancouver, Oregon, Washington, or anywhere else, it's important to understand the factors that affect your car insurance premium rates and...

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Lowering the Cost of Classic Car Insurance in Portland, Oregon

How much you pay for classic car insurance depends on many factors. Following the suggestions below may help you lower the cost of your classic car or collector vehicle insurance with Fox Insurance brokers in Oregon and...

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Lowering the Cost of Homeowners & Renters Insurance in Oregon

Who doesn't want to save money on homeowners insurance? For homeowners and renters in Portland and Beaverton - and elsewhere - you have options when it comes to lowering your home insurance costs. How You Can Lower Your...

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Lower the Cost of Your Auto Insurance in Oregon

Drivers ask the team at Fox Insurance Agency this more than just about anything else - how do you save money on auto insurance policies? There are a number of factors that go into determining the cost of your car...

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Don't wait until it's too late to change your wiper blades

Clear vision is essential to safe driving, especially in the wintertime. Neglect your wiper blades, and you may find yourself in hazardous weather situations with limited vision. The most important aspect of driving is...

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Don't Make DUI Part Of Your Holiday Festivities

If you were to conduct a poll of Americans, it's likely that a vast majority would associate New Year's Eve with drunk driving. But the reality is the danger of being hit by a drunk driver or receiving a citation for...

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