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There's a deer in your headlights ... how do you respond?

Deer are everywhere, and with shorter days come more dark hours where it can be tough to avoid them! Many people ask, “What should I do when they jump out in front of me”? Most of the time you can see deer on the side...

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Pick up your free pumpkin at Ieuter Insurance Group while supplies last!

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! 🎃 Wait ... that's not Charlie Brown, it's our own President Cal Ieuter! It's that time of year for the Great Pumpkin Giveaway brought to you by Your Friends In The Insurance...

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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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Enjoy free ORV weekend safely with these ATV safety tips

Both Michigan residents and out-of-state visitors can enjoy DNR-designated routes and trails without purchasing an ORV license or trail permit this weekend (August 20-21, 2022). Here's some tips to enjoy free-ATV...

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Ride=sharing services present risks for drivers

You may have received an email from Your Friends In The Insurance Business at Ieuter Insurance Group warning you about the risks involved with ride-sharing apps, both for drivers and for passengers. If you have any...

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All-terrain vehicle safety

It's"three free" weekend June 11-12, when the free off-road-vehicle (ORV) weekend lines up with Summer Free Fishing Weekend, when fishing licenses and the Recreation Passport requirement are waived at Michigan State...

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What Car Drivers Need to Know about Motorcycles

Spring is here, and we're starting to see more and more motorcycles on the roads. And the key word here is “see.” People driving cars and trucks often fail to notice the motorcyclists around them, partly because they’re...

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What to Consider When Choosing Auto Insurance

Carrying a minimum amount of auto insurance is required by state laws, so you can’t legally drive without it. Yet while the minimum amount keeps your premiums lower, it can also put you at great risk if you have an...

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Should I Buy Rental Car Insurance?

Most personal auto insurance policies cover you for rented vehicles, and they will cover you for the same coverages you have on your personal auto policy. Before renting a car, check first with your agent to see if your...

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I Just Bought a New Car. What Insurance Coverage Do I Need?

Congratulations! After weeks of research, comparing makes and models, and taking test drives you finally bought that brand-new car you wanted. But before you take that well-deserved road trip, check one more item off...

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Michigan Auto Insurance Refund Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Do you have questions about the refund of $400 per insured vehicle that Michigan policyholders are expected to receive by May 9, 2022? Visit the DIFS website for answers to frequently asked questions, including whether...

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When Roadside Assistance Isn’t Enough

If you’ve ever been stuck on the side of the highway with an RV issue, you know what a life saver roadside assistance can be. Whether you need a battery charged, a tire changed, or a tow you’re often back on the road in...

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How to Protect Your Classic Car

The collector car market evolves with each generation. While the Silent Generation started collecting cars, it was Baby Boomers who really got it rolling. They fell in love with the Chevrolet Bel Air, the Ford Mustang,...

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Do you need insurance for your E-bike

E-Bikes are a popular holiday gift this year, which leads to questions about whether you have to do anything special when it comes to insuring them. The answer is: YES! Call Your Friends In The Insurance Business any...

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How Independent Agents Are Different from Captive Agents

When it comes to buying insurance, you have two primary options available to you: independent agents like us, and captive agents. While both can provide insurance services, these two types of insurance agents are not...

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Benefits of Using a Dash Cam

More and more people these days are choosing to add dash cams to their vehicles, and for good reason. These small cameras can be highly useful to you, especially in the event that you get a traffic ticket or are...

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Car Shopping and Insurance Quotes

You are in the process of shopping for a new car (or new-to-you car) and found one you love! The deciding factor for going through with the purchase may be the cost of insurance. Your Friends in the Insurance Business...

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Can I Get Car Insurance For Mailbox Collisions?

We all make driving mistakes once in a while. People accidentally ram into mailboxes all the time, and even though you might not get hurt, your car may have sustained insurance-worthy damage. The question at this point...

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Non-profits and non-owned auto usage

Do you have employees and/or volunteers using their personal vehicles on behalf of your organization for activities such as running errands, performing services, or transporting clients on behalf of your organization?...

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Summer Driving Tips

Summer’s almost here. The sun will come out of hiding, and people will, too. As crowds swell at the beach, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are out and...

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Tips for Buying a Safe Car

You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars - but unfortunately, we’re still years away from living in a world where you just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a book (or, more likely, your phone)....

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How to Lower Your Auto Insurance Bill

It’s easy to lower your insurance costs - especially if you have a great driving record, or don’t mind having higher deductibles. Who doesn’t want to pay less for car insurance? Billions of dollars are spent on ad...

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Teen Driving Safety

Talking to Your Teen About Safe DrivingWhen teens begin to drive, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council, the sobering statistics start to pile up:Car...

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Car Shopping With Safety in Mind

You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars. Yet we’re still years away from living in a world where you can just tell your car where to go and then kick back and relax with a book or your phone.Even still,...

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7 Driving Habits That Are Bad for Your Car

No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like: Shift into drive while the car is still rolling backward. Ride the brakes on steep hills. Roll into the gas station on empty. Guilty? If so,...

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How to Deal With Road Rage

Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to situations...

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Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

It’s just rain — how much impact can it really have on your driving? The answer: a lot. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car both during and after...

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road, especially if you’re on vacation and aren’t used to driving in winter conditions. And, it’s an even worse time to...

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How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage, according to the U.S....

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The Right Tires for Winter Driving

It's easy to forget about your tires when it comes to vehicle safety. But with winter weather already in many parts of the country, tires are an important aspect you should keep in mind. Your tires can be the difference...

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Do You Own a Classic Car of the Future?

There's nothing quite like driving a speedy, shiny classic car that turns heads and starts conversations. In fact, the beauty and elegance of old collectibles - like the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, the 1963 Corvette Sting...

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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 Midland...

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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 heads off to college. Whether they're attending school in Michigan or have moved all the way across the country, there were a ton of things to get done last month, but did you...

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