In North Carolina, you need more than a tank of gas before you head out to work, to run errands, or to drive to your favorite trail or fishing spot. You also need auto insurance. State Motor Vehicle Law mandates that all drivers maintain minimum liability coverage of $30,000 bodily injury/each person and $60,000 total for all people, $25,000 for property damage, and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
Being a safe, cautious driver is not enough; you need the coverage, and the peace of mind, that comes with auto insurance. If you are involved in an accident, you need to know it can help protect you from financial worries.
Summer brings so much beautiful weather. It warms up, the flowers bloom, and we can ditch our winter coats. Yet spring also brings storms. They can be both beautiful and awesome to witness, enthralling, and destructive in turn. From hailstorms to tornadoes, spring can turn from beauty to damage in the span of a few minutes. You have a good handle on how to protect you and your family, even your home. How do you protect your car from storms, though?
The Asheville area is known for nature. There are thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails to explore within a short drive. Millions of tourists visit each year to drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, camp in one of the dozens of campgrounds, go trout fishing or kayak along with one of the many pristine waterways, and generally get away from the hustle and bustle of life for time in the woods.
Most of the year our weather is better than any other city in North Carolina and throughout the South. The winters are mild compared to other high elevation towns, while our summers are cooler than our neighboring cities like Charlotte and Greenville. Nevertheless, there is no area on the East Coast immune from thunderstorms and tropical systems. Conventional wisdom might say that tropical storms do not reach the mountains; however, those systems can actually wreak havoc in Buncombe and Henderson Counties, with elevation often enhancing their impact. Even run-of-the-mill cold fronts can bring vigorous storms with higher wind and heavier rain due to our terrain.