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We don’t mean to be a ‘Debbie Downer’ but its true, we all want to get away for a couple of days on a weekend like this one. 90 degree weather in Washington state only sticks around for a short time and many people will be on the road heading to a campsite, a family outing, taking the boat out, and many other summer activities. It is best to remember that with great joy comes great risk- (maybe not in all situations, we kind of made that up) But Prostar Insurance would like to toss out a few quick reminders to help keep your auto insurance rate at a minimum this weekend and throughout the summer.

Check your tires and fluids before a trip. Tires that are old, have been sitting for a while, or have worn tread can be hazardous when driving long distances. Vital fluids like oil and coolant should be checked or even changed before enduring a long journey. Also keep an extra quart of oil in the vehicle somewhere with you.

Please Please Please.. secure your load when towing or strapping equipment to your vehicle. If something flies off your car when you’re on your way out to Eastern Washington for a lake trip or Gig Harbor for your family outing- you can be fined (big time) or even injure someone(or worse). Travelling across bridges can be especially hazardous because of crosswinds that exist only on the bridge. An accident like this will surely have a negative impact on your auto insurance premium.