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What to Check Before Buying a Used Car

With the new car market impacted by shipping delays, many people are choosing to buy used cars lately. And some people only purchase a used vehicle because it saves them money and lets the first owner figure out if it’s...

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Do not ignore cracked power cords!

Throw old, broken phone/power cables and cords away immediately. Promise?? - Love, your insurance agent. - Customer Kathy M. charged her iphone overnight on a slightly cracked power cord. In the morning Kathy woke to...

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Should I Notify My Insurance Company About a New Puppy?

Having a new puppy join your household can change your life. The snuggles and kisses make getting up in the middle of the night for potty breaks worth it, but in the whirlwind of change, it’s easy to forget some...

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We have to share a review when a customer calls us 'exceptional'. - Thank you, Randy -

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5 safe driving tips for deer season

They're really cute until they run into your car! - Poor deer. - ** Be aware. Oct -Dec is peak deer activity. ** Deer typically travel in groups ** Dawn to Dusk is when deer are most active ** Clean your windshield and...

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How to Choose the Right Smart Security Camera

A security camera can help protect your property against intruders or provide evidence in the event of a break-in. But with all the technology available today, it can be tough to figure out which smart security camera...

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Water claims are the worst!

$35,000 claim- leaking dishwasher - $40,000 claim- upstairs bathroom toilet - $80,000 claim -2nd story faucet leak - Water sensors & leak detectors are ideal for homeowners. Smart home devices that offers whole home...

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Safe driving = Lower auto insurance rates

An excellent driver can save up to 30% off their car insurance rates. Why not try Travelers auto insurance - ask for IntelliDrive for additional savings. Drive safe for 90 days, and see how much you can save? Hard...

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Another customer happy with the professional service from Clayton Hanley Insurance. Thank you Ami P


Things to Know When Shopping for Home and Auto Insurance

If you’re looking around for home or auto insurance, you may find the process confusing, especially if you’re new to buying coverage and aren’t familiar with the terminology. Here are five essential things you should...

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Who agrees? Carmel apples are as healthy as eating a salad?

Certainly not a Merbs carmel apple, but it does satisfy the sweet tooth! - Tim is trying to tell us this is as healthy as eating a salad. - Do you agree? -

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National Non-Profit Day

Sunnyhill, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides services, programs, and opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Sunnyhill serves over 1,000 children and adults, ages 4-...

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Another happy customer saving money with telematics!

- Yes, you are reading that correctly. Additional savings of $235 per year. Driving app for 90 days on your phone equals lifetime of savings. More drivers means more savings. Looking for a way to save money on your...

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Grill Safely With These Outdoor Cooking Tips

Grilling food is a fun pastime, and it’s ideal on those summer days when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. But every year, there are accidents and home fires because people don’t grill safely. Follow these tips to...

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Service Service Service

We are located in St. Louis, Missouri, and are also licensed in Illinois, Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Florida, Idaho, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Kansas. We love referrals!!! The highest compliment anybody can give a...

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Simple Household Pest Control Methods

No one likes the thought of having pests in their home, whether they be rodents, cockroaches, ants, or any other common household pests. If pest activity is common in your area, it is important to take steps to prevent...

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Landscape Maintenance Tips for Your Yard

You've worked hard to create a beautiful garden for your yard, but there is more to yard maintenance than simply mowing the lawn and watering the plants. There are plenty of other tasks you'll need to complete in order...

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Fallen Tree Damage

Will insurance cover a fallen tree in my yard? What about my neighbors yard? Here is some insight to help you decide to file a claim.As always, if you have more questions contact your insurance agent. Insurance agents...

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Flashlight Tag!!

9 Ideas for the Ultimate Summer Family Night at Home - It's warm. There's no school tomorrow. Sounds like the perfect time for a little outdoor fun. Make the most of an spring or summer evening with these kid-friendly...

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Make sure you are using the right insurance expert

What's the advantage of using a local, independent insurance agent? Watch this quick video and become an instant expert! - ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ - Value of an Independent Agent - - - -

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May is Motorcycle Safety Month

Safe driving and riding practices from all road users will help reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our nation’s highways. Keep the following tips in mind: Drive and ride alcohol and drug free. Observe all...

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Avoiding Water Issues in Your Home

Water damage is one of the worst problems that homeowners can run into. Not only can it be incredibly expensive to repair, depending on the extent of the damage, but it can also create the potential for mold and mildew...

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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

**Motorist tip: Motorcycles operate differently than other vehicles, and motorcyclists do not always use their brakes at the same times that cars do. Always keep an eye out for motorcycles. #MotorcycleSafety

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Bundling Home and Auto Can Help You Save

Has someone suggested that you bundle your home and auto insurance policies to cut costs? This is a wise thought and one that savvy insurance policy holders have capitalized on for years. Here’s how it works. What Is...

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How To Find the Best Home Insurance Rates

If you’re shopping for home insurance, there’s a lot to consider. Protecting your home is a big decision, and you want to get it right. Read on to learn four things you can do to find the best policy for your needs. ...

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Avoid Home Insurance Claims with These Maintenance Tips

Home insurance lets property owners sleep better at night, knowing they’re covered if the unexpected happens. But ideally, you want to avoid insurance claims altogether, as they can raise your rates and require you to...

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Is an Umbrella Policy Right for Me?

If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing umbrella insurance, it might be because you’re still not sure where it can be applied and how it works. Let’s look at some cases where umbrella insurance can save you from...

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How Does Umbrella Insurance Work?

You may have been encouraged to purchase umbrella insurance, along with a home or auto policy. If you’re puzzled about how umbrella insurance works, this post is for you. Umbrella insurance is a low-cost way to add high...

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Road Trip Safety Tips

Road trips can be a blast, but you want to make sure you’re keeping safety in mind when you travel by car. Follow these five tips to make your journey one you will remember for all the right reasons. Plan Your Route in...

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What To Consider When Choosing Auto Insurance

Selecting auto insurance can involve a lot of choices, especially if you are buying coverage for your car or truck for the first time. Here are five things to consider before you sign to help you get the best protection...

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Go Cards!

Yes, it is Friday April 8th, - Cardinals won their home opener last night #shutout - & now it's SNOWING!!! - #shutout #Cardinals -

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Have a motorcycle?

Safeco insures a wide variety of bike sizes and styles. We love to insure cruisers, like the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob or the Indian Chief. We also love tour and tour-sport bikes like the Honda Goldwing and the Kawasaki...

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Commonly Overlooked Spring Cleaning Tasks

Spring is a common time for people to take on all of the cleaning tasks that they put off during the winter. With the weather getting warmer, it's the perfect time to tackle jobs both inside and outside your home. While...

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Driving app for auto insurance discounts

Wondering if telematics could help your auto insurance rates? Usage-based auto insurance is becoming a popular concept in many households-telematics programs that drivers within a household can try to save on their car...

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Service Line Coverage

Safeco continues to offer additional coverages for homeowners for claims that wouldn't be covered under a standard home insurance policy. Contact Clayton Hanley today for a home insurance quote that offers the most...

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We're Back!

Yep, - Tim, Peggy & Nicki have returned to the Clayton Hanley Insurance Service Inc. office! - Just like old times. - Go figure - it snowed and had a little traffic. - But we were greeted with ‘Welcome Back’ flowers!...

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Upgrading Your Windows - How to Choose What's Best for Your House

You may not give the windows on your home much thought, but they can actually make a big difference not just in your comfort level, but also in the value of your home. You'll have a wide range of options to choose from,...

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Why an Independent Agent?

Why an Independent Agent? - Not all insurance agents are the same! Choosing the right one can make a big difference – in price, service, and value. Why? Because independent insurance agencies, like Clayton Hanley,...

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Tips for Saving Money on Heating and Cooling Your Home

If you're like most people, you like to keep your home at a comfortable temperature throughout the year. However, running your heater or air conditioner constantly uses a lot of energy, and your electric and gas bills...

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Snow Day? Nope!

A little snow does not stop Clayton Hanley! - Ice and predictions of one foot of snow does not stop Clayton Hanley. - No such thing as a snow day when you have a backup home office! - Yep! Clayton Hanley peeps are ready...

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How to Evaluate and Choose Energy-Efficient Appliances

Today's modern appliances are much more energy-efficient than their predecessors, and some are even better than the rest. When shopping for appliances, you'll likely be overwhelmed by choice, so it is important to know...

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Happy New Year!!!

Clayton Hanley will be observing New Year's Day on January 3, 2022. - - Thank you for being a customer, or just for dropping by our page. - Tim, Tony, Peggy & Nicki -

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