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Holiday Safety Tips for Your Four-Legged Friends

As a nation, our pets are like family, so let's make sure they enjoy the holidays with us while staying safe. As a general rule of thumb, always keep pets on a regular routine, even during the holiday season. Don't let...

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Make Home Safety a Priority While You’re Away for the Holidays

The holidays can be a great time to get out of town to visit family you rarely get to see, hit the slopes or flee to the beach. Regardless of how you spend your time away, you need to ensure your house stays safe while...

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Winterizing your Vehicle in Beckley, WV - Wickline Insurance

Going outside during the winter months can be a production. You may need gloves, a hat, a heavy coat, boots and maybe more depending on the weather. Your car, the vehicle you rely on to get you to and from home and work,...

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Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone who does), you've probably thought about spending some evenings on the water - especially in the summertime. It's a great thought, of course. But,...

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Seasonal Dangers in West Virginia - Wickline Insurance

Fall is one of our favorite seasons! The leaves, the cooler, shorter days and of course, pumpkin spice everything. There are some seasonal dangers associated with fall that can be quite hazardous if one is not prepared....

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Home Danger Protection in West Virginia - Wickline Insurance

The home is a safe haven that is often impenetrable from the troubles and dangers of the outside world. We don't often think about the unseen risks that could be lurking in homes, although there are a few gases that can...

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5 Tips for Organizing Your Home for the New School Year

Yes, it's already time to start thinking about school again. Getting a head start can pay big dividends for you and your kids as they head back to class. But, it's not just what they need for school that matters. It's...

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Shopping for Insurance in West Virginia? Choose an independent insurance agent.

Here are 5 great reasons to choose an independent insurance agent when shopping for insurance in West Virginia. - We live in the digital age. We can get instant results like game scores, recipes and silly videos at the...

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College Students and Auto Insurance in West Virginia

College Students: We need to talk to you about auto insurance in West Virginia. - College is an exciting place. New experiences, friends and knowledge await wherever you go. Before the fun starts, there are some...

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Celebrate National Night Out With Your Neighbors

In 1984, National Night Out - "America's Night Out Against Crime" - began as a way to promote crime prevention through neighborhood camaraderie. Since then, according to the National Association of Town Watch (NATW),...

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Traveling

Getting out on the open road with the family can be a great summer pastime. Whether your road trip takes you to a national park, a beach or to visit family, it can be a great opportunity to bond as a family that...

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Insurance Discounts in West Virginia - Wickline Insurance Agency

We have all heard the auto insurance commercials talking about the discounts this insurer or that insurer offers. There are the standard ones: multi-policy, multi-vehicle, etc., but there may be some other discounts...

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Boats & Yachts in West Virginia: Do you know the difference?

It is fairly easy to tell the difference between a car and a truck or a motorcycle and a moped, but when it comes to boats and yachts, differences may not be as evident. In insurance terms, the differences between a...

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Make Recycling and Reducing Routine

"Reduce, reuse, recycle." Most likely, you've heard that catchy phrase connected with information about saving natural resources and even saving your family money. But how many of us really make reducing, reusing and...

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Fire Safety in West Virginia from Wickline Insurance

At some point this summer, you will most likely use fire for something. Whether it be a campfire, fireworks or a grill, the potential for both fun and hazards is present. We put together a few fire safety tips for using...

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Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions

If you're like most people, there are certain items you own that you can't imagine ever losing - possessions you deeply cherish or those that would be impossible to replace due to the cost of re-purchasing them or...

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Camping Safety Tips in West Virginia from Wickline Insurance!

A camping trip is one of the great adventures a person (or family) gets to have each summer. Our area is filled with great camping spots, some nestled in the woods some near streams and lakes, but most are great for...

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Generator Safety 101 in West Virginia

At some point during this past winter, you may have lost power and depending on for how long, you may have gone and purchased a generator. Some purchase generators for the "just-in-case" scenario, while others use them...

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Keep Water from Going Where it Shouldn't

One of the most disheartening experiences is to find flooding or extreme water damage to your treasured home. At Wickline Insurance, we know you want to protect what's important. That's why we're offering these tips to...

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Does Home and Auto Insurance Cover Hail Damage in West Virginia?

Spring and summer bring wonderful warm (sometimes hot) weather. With that warmer weather, the potential for thunder and hail storms increases. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the U.S. saw more than 5,...

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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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Simple Auto Maintenance Tips in Beckley, WV

When it comes to auto maintenance, there are some things that are best left to the professionals. While you may not be able to repair issues with your engine, transmission or other vital systems in your vehicle, you can...

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Travel Insurance in West Virginia - What to Consider

The case for Travel Insurance While booking a family vacation there are some important things you should plan for and we'd like to discuss an insurance topic that many people do not know about or elect to not purchase:...

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Home Security Tips

Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. There are plenty of people who prefer the do-it-yourself route, whether it's home improvement...

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Identity Theft and Data Breach Insurance Protection in West Virginia

It has been all over the news lately: data breaches at major retailers have been potentially compromising shoppers debit and credit cards. While your banking institutions and credit card issuers do offer some protection...

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Driving Faux-Pas in West Virginia

Don't be "that" guy in traffic - We wanted to know what some of your biggest gripes about those other drivers you share the road with. After tallying our unofficial poll results, we compiled a list of bad habits...

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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...

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Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value – What does that mean?

An insurance policy usefulness is determined by the policy language used. Specific policy language determines what is covered, what is excluded and the amounts covered under the policy. Reviewing your insurance policy...

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Condo Insurance in West Virginia- What Does it Cover?

Congratulations, you've purchased a condo!! Home ownership with little or no yard work. You can remodel your kitchen, paint the walls and enjoy your new space. During the purchasing process your agent probably told you...

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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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