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March 25, 2020 - Spring Motorcycle Tips.
Motorcyclists here in the northeast know that it’s time to get their motorcycles up and running for the season. If you ride…you are probably more than ready. The season can never come soon enough.
If you haven’t done so, now is a good time to change the engine oil, ensure the battery is charged and have the tires checked.
It’s been a long winter, so it’s also a good time to see that your state inspection is still valid. Check the registration too.
This time of year, it’s also helpful to bring some extra clothing to cope with changing temperatures. Maybe a rain suit is also warranted. It’s important to stay warm and dry.
March 17, 2020 - Corona Virus COVID-19. Unless you live way out in the middle of nowhere, you’re living with all the life changes that have been recommended by the US Government.
A few tips that can help you avoid being infected with COVID-19. The best way to prevent this being spread is to avoid being exposed. That’s obvious, but how do we do that?
First, avoid close contact with others. Keep a 6’ distance. The virus spreads best from person to person, including through respiratory droplets from a cough or sneeze. Wash you hands often and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, you may use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol. Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
March 10, 2020 - Generator Safety
We all know what comes in the spring…storms, floods, tornados. A wonderful day today…a miserable day tomorrow. So, there’s more than a good chance you’ll need to fire up your generator at some point.
Follow your generator’s instructions for proper grounding.
Be sure your hands are dry and that you aren’t standing in water before touching the generator.
Plug appliances directly into the generator using manufacturer specified cords or three-pronged extension cords with proper amperage rating for the intended use.
Also, remember that generators get hot in use and remain hot for a long time use. Careful use can help avoid a fire.
March 5, 2020 - Spring Boat Preparation, Pt II
Now that you’ve completed your checklists and re-familiarized yourself with your craft…it’s time to hit the water! Always follow safe launching procedures.
On your first run, be sure to watch the engine temperature and monitor the cooling system. Ensure that yourself and your passengers have knowledge of…and follow safe boating procedures.
It’s also important to remember that your boat’s maintenance varies whether it is used in salt of fresh water, it’s size, make, model and the state where you have it registered. This information can not only help maximize your fun in the water….but the safety or your boat, you and your passengers.
February 26, 2020 - Spring Boat Preparation, Pt I
Spring is almost here and if you’re a boat owner, there’s no doubt that you’re ready to get back out on the water. Take some time to properly de-winterize your board and prepare it..and yourself…for it’s first outing of the season.
Now’s a good time to use a pre-season boating safety course and obtain your certificate. Go over your boat’s owner’s manual as a refresher course and review the recommended maintenance.
Finally, spend some time on your boat if possible to ensure that you’re up to speed with your boat’s features. National Insurance Agency offers boating insurance and we welcome your call for more information. Never any obligation, of course.