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6 incredible rides to experience at the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota

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The legendary motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota is back for its 76th year, and Foremost is gearing up to ride! As we prepare for our wild adventures in the Black Hills, we've created a list of our absolute favorite places to ride while experiencing the thrills of this top-notch rally.

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How to change your car's oil

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If you hate taking the time and money to have a shop change your oil, changing it yourself is the perfect project to take on. After learning how to do it myself, I put together some helpful guidelines.

Tips for buying a used motorcycle

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Whether you've been riding all your life or are looking to purchase your first bike, buying a new-to-you motorcycle can be pretty challenging. What make do I want? What's my budget?

Protecting your noggin

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I remember getting the opportunity to ride on the back of my grandpa's motorcycle for the first time as a child. Traveling quickly and close to the ground without any walls or doors was such an exhilarating experience! I also remember the helmet that squished my cheeks right into my nose and eyes.

Tips for buying a used car

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Buying a used car can be scary — especially if you worry about being scammed. There's nothing worse than seeing a car you like online, checking it out in person and making the purchase — only to realize the previous owner 'forgot' to mention some serious mechanical issues.

Tips every rideshare driver should know

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Rideshare. It’s a wildly popular and relatively new industry that’s changing the way we think about transportation. Millions of people have become rideshare drivers, and even more have used their incredibly convenient services.

Winter auto safety checklist

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Check out these tips to help keep you and your car in the best shape possible for the winter to come!

Driving on black ice

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There aren't any fool-proof ways to avoid black ice, but you can certainly protect yourself by understanding and knowing how to deal with this seasonal issue!

Winter auto safety checklist

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Icy and snow-filled roads can take a toll on your car and make driving even more dangerous! Help keep your car in the best possible shape this winter.

Helpful tips for new drivers

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I remember the first day I passed my driver's test. I felt like I was on cloud nine — invincible. I instantly thought about all of the places I was going to go by myself. No more asking my parents or friends for a ride — my ticket to being independent had finally come, and I was ready to take on the road like a pro!

Motorcycle rally survival tips

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This year I traveled to Sturgis, South Dakota to experience my first motorcycle rally. I was excited to attend, but also nervous. I'm new to the world of motorcycles, and I had no idea what to expect.

Ride to the sky

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Take a ride up Mount Washington with the Foremost Creative Team! This peak in New Hampshire stands at 6,288.2 ft., making it the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River. Would you take the trip up with your bike?

Best bikes of Laconia 2017

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The Foremost team took a ride to Laconia this June to share the sights and sounds of this famous rally with you!

"Time is money" Savings for Memorial Day driving

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It's amazing how much money you can save, if you have the time. My Mom always told me, "Time is Money." I rolled my eyes when I was younger, but now that I am a working adult, those words couldn't be truer.

Work Zone Awareness Week — What you need to know!

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Once I see that the cars are slowing down, I always get frustrated and then I see that the cars are merging to one lane (way too late) and all that makes me think is, ugh...it must be road construction.

The do's and don'ts of driving with a trailer

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Whether you're taking a road trip or taking the family camping, driving with a trailer can be a challenge. When you add a trailer to your vehicle, the overall handling and rules of driving dramatically change.

Top motor home questions to ask your agent

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Spring is slowly making it's way here and before you get out on the open road, make sure you have the correct coverage for your RV

Bikes from the streets of Daytona

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Foremost is on the ground at the famous biker rally in Daytona Beach and is checking out all the slick rides.

After it burned — Motorcycle claims with Foremost

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The Foremost Claims Department is comprised of an award-winning team of insurance professionals who are there when you need them

Are snow tires right for your vehicle?

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Around this time every year, my husband makes some sort of comment about snow tires. He usually brings it up when we're talking about my concern for the road conditions. We've never used snow tires before, but that doesn't stop my husband from extolling their virtues. I, on the other hand, think all-season tires work just fine, provided they have good tread.

Three tips for driving your RV in the snow

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If you travel year-round in an RV and are looking forward to camping in snowy weather, be prepared for poor road conditions. Here are three tips to keep you, your family, and your RV safe during wintertime travel.

Don't be a deer in the headlights

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Animals with other things on their minds seem to jump out at us while we drive, which can cause major safety issues. That's why we're providing some guidelines to help prevent a collision between your car and an animal during this season!

Double trouble: Social media and driving don't mix

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Hold the phone. Actually, just put it away when you're driving. This practice may seem like common sense, but if you hop onto Google, you'll find dozens of articles pointing fingers at social media sites for deadly car crashes.

What to do after a car accident

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Whether you've gotten into a fender bender or totaled your car, accidents are scary. No matter the cause – weather and road conditions, irresponsible driving behavior, or something unforeseen – you should be prepared for any possibility.

Back to school safety: Sharing the road with a school bus

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The new school year is approaching fast, and soon many kids will be relying on school buses to get to class. Fortunately, school buses are one of the safest forms of transportation for traveling to and from school (Safe Kids Worldwide).

Top eight mistakes people make while towing

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The idea of hauling something huge behind your truck or SUV may sound like a fun adventure, but for those who aren't familiar with the complexities of towing, it can actually be pretty intimidating!

Potholes — The car killer

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Sadly, I'm sure we can all relate to that dreaded pounding feeling after hitting that one pothole we always try to avoid in our neighborhood. Potholes are car killers. According to Firestone Auto Care, hitting a pothole can cause expensive damage to your tires, wheel rims and suspension; cause premature wear on shocks and struts, interfere with your vehicle's steering system — the list goes on and on.

Remember tires when thinking of motorcycle safety

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When it comes to motorcycles, there are few things as important as the tires. "Tire maintenance is essential," says Kevin Henry, senior product manager for Foremost motorcycle. "It doesn't take a lot of time or effort to inspect a bike's tires and it will help the motorcycle achieve top mileage and performance."

Spring cleaning for your car

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There's nothing quite as nice as the smell of spring. The sweetness of flowers and the freshness of a rainy day give an exciting indication of the warmth to come. However, while winter melts away, your car is probably getting more dirty with each drive. Between the salt stains, dirt-streaks, and crumpled leaves, that car might not be looking so good. I suggest you do what I do for spring cleaning: roll your sleeves up and follow these quick cleaning tips to scrape away what is left from winter!

Teen driving = Big responsibility

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Cruising down the strip in my mini-van, windows down, friends in tow, listening to some sort of 90's hair band without a care in the world - now that was the life. I remember how fun it was to finally turn 16, drive around the town feeling 100 feet four-lines because I was an adult (in my eyes). I don't remember seeing my parents act nervous or scared - although I'm sure after I pulled out of the driveway they were a nervous wreck.

When it's raining cats and dogs

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Unfortunately, that old nursery rhyme, "Rain, rain, go away; Come again some other day" rarely works, which is why there are over 5,760,000 vehicle crashes each year in the U.S. on average.

Keeping your most precious cargo safe on the road

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Is the car seat in right? Are the buckles too loose? Is the booster right? Should the seatbelt be tighter? These are the questions that run through my mind every time I put my 3-year-old daughter in the car with me or give me 5-year-old niece a ride. Who are we kidding, a lot more worries than that go through my mind, but the responsibility of having a child passenger is a big one.

Main Street at the Sturgis motorcycle rally

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Millions of bikers packed onto Main Street for the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota!

The Needles Highway

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The Foremost team takes a scenic jaunt through the Needles Highway near Mount Rushmore! Glide along and enjoy the ride with us.

Stunt riders at Sturgis, South Dakota

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These stunt riders do wheelies, donuts and more at the 75th anniversary of the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota!

Spearfish Canyon ride

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GoPro footage from our scenic cruise through Spearfish Canyon. You can almost feel the sun on your skin!

Why do bikers love to ride?

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We asked dozens of bikers at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally why they love riding, and their answers are awesome! Why do you love to ride?

Born to be wild — 6 facts about the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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This August the rally will be celebrating its 75th anniversary, and we can't wait to take part in the action! In anticipation for our wild adventures in Sturgis this year, here are 6 facts you may not have known about the motorcycle rally.

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally… it's a lifestyle.

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When you think of a motorcycle rally, what comes to your mind? Probably the same thing that came to my mind a couple years ago when I took my first trip to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, but I couldn't have been more wrong.

6 ways you shouldn't ride your motorcycle

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Flip flops, shorts and a T-shirt are great to wear at the beach, but if worn while riding a motorcycle, they look silly and are truly dangerous. Unfortunately, everyone has seen someone on the road who seems to be under the false impression that riding a motorcycle is about being reckless and narrowly cheating death.

Teens taking to the wheel — May is Youth Traffic Safety Month

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There are many avenues to explore when teaching your teenager to drive safe, why not take a few tips from Foremost

Car seat safety for snow-state mommies and daddies

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A child may be buckled in tightly with their winter coat on, but in an accident, the impact of pressure would compact the bulk of the coat making the harness too loose to keep the child safe.

Give the gift of a safe ride home — Be a designated driver

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If you're like many Americans, you're traveling sometime over the next ten days and apparently not playing the song Santa Baby. You're heading to see family and friends, or maybe attending a fancy soiree to ring in 2015.

Drive sober or get pulled over

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According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), America has more drunk drivers than most countries have people. Not alarmed by that statistic? Nearly 10,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving each year (NHTSA). How about now? Maybe once it hits closer to home, people will really see the impact.

National Teen Driver Safety Week

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Getting behind the wheel can be a long awaited rite of passage for teen drivers, but must be handled with care. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 859 teenagers were killed in car accidents in 2012. That high statistic shows us just how important teen driver safety awareness is.

15 scenic fall color drives to experience by RV

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One of my favorite things to do during fall is see the changing leaves on a color tour. The hues of red, yellow and orange leaves are beautiful, especially on a sunny day. There are a few different ways to do this; by foot, bike, or if you really want to have some fun — by packing into an RV and taking your adventure on the road!

Going coo-coo for car seat safety

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Even a typical mom or dad can end up in some surprising positions when installing a car seat. I still haven't found an easier or more graceful way to do this.

Car seat safety Saturday. A very important day.

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I get up in the morning, rush around to get ready, and place my sleeping child in her car seat. I buckle the straps and tighten, but is that enough? National Car Seat Check Saturday is coming up this weekend and it has made me realize I need to get my car seat checked.

Distracted driving — Not worth the risk

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It was a bright summer day with nice clear roads when I left work on a Tuesday afternoon. As usual, I went straight to the daycare center to pick up my two kids. I glanced in the rearview mirror as I waited to turn left into the parking lot and in a split second I knew it — the giant SUV barreling down on me didn't see me and wasn't going to stop.

Driving under the influence — of my dog.

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The summer months are a great time for road trips with friends, family and of course — your pet. Our dog was a part of my family growing up. Wherever we went, she'd come along. I recall many childhood trips, piling into the family van with the dog lying in the area by the sliding door and heading off to our destination. Times have changed quite a bit.

On the road, off the phone

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Driving while talking or texting on a cell phone can be a divisive topic. It's not safe, yet people still do it. Restrictions vary, so anyone driving across state lines better have an excellent memory or err completely on the side of caution to abide all of the laws.

Motorcycle in 3-D!

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Why'd we make the Motorcycle video in 3-D? Because our Motorcycle product cannot be contained in just two dimensions. Sit back and get ready to be mesmerized!

Keep those wheels spinning! It's National Tire Safety Week.

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Did you know that tire safety is recognized and those spinning rubber wheels actually have their own safety week? I'll admit it, I didn't and I bet I'm not the only one. When it comes to my tires I rarely think about them other than where they can get me to next and how fast we can get there.

The date… the driving! How to tell your teen about safe driving on prom night

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Driving is usually not an important component in a teen's mind, but for parents it can be a big worry. Many parents often overlook the need to have honest discussions with their teens about safe driving and avoiding alcohol and drugs.

Foremost auto insurance: Animated overview

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Here's a quick overview of the Foremost Auto program, in a pretty nice package. Foremost Means More, more options, experience and service.

Distracted driving: It's not just about cell phones and texting

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Talking and texting on cell phones are the most frequently talked about concerns involving accidents and distracted driving, with texting now taking the lead over concerns about drivers who talk on their cell phones while operating a vehicle.

Watch out! Distracted driving dangers

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Sometimes I am amazed at how distracted I can be while driving. Before I worked here at Foremost (in my opinion, a very safety conscience company) I never realized how distracted I really was.

Tip-top gear. A pink motorcycle helmet and funny gloves.

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Motorcycle safety classes fill quickly in my area, so I really lucked out when I was able get into a class. How? The night I went to record a video, I spontaneously took one of the no-show's spots (with only a little nudging by one of the RiderCoaches). One problem with this spontaneity and my overall lack of motorcycle experience: I had no gear. The Motorcycle Safety Course teaches that safe motorcyclists wear all their personal protective gear all the time.

We're making a biker out of everyone at Daytona Bike Week

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Foremost is on the streets of Daytona Beach Bike Week making bikers out of all the tourists, spring breakers and already tough bikers!

Choose your carrier!

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Play our game show and find out what kind of carrier is right for your auto policies!

The weather outside is frightening

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It has been snowing, nonstop, for three days. Just when I start to think it will never stop snowing, it stops. At this point, I am finally smiling again and feeling relieved. A day later, it starts raining nonstop. I am now regretting all of my wishes for the snow to go away, because rain and freezing temperatures during the winter season can only mean one thing — icy roads.

You don't think drugged driving is that dangerous? Keep reading.

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Websites, TV commercials, mom, and dad are always emphasizing the dangers of drunk driving, but how often is drugged driving discussed?

Msg 4 Teens — Pls Don't Txt WhIl Drivin

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This is National Teens "Don't Text and Drive" Week. In reality, it could just be National "Don't Text and Drive" Week, because distracted driving is a problem for more age groups than just the under-20 set.

Leading by example, Teen Driver Safety Week

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Celebrate! Celebrate what? National Teen Driver Safety Week, that's what. If you have a teenager driving this is a great excuse to get them to listen to some very important safety tips and information. National Teen Driver Safety Week is observed October 20-26 this year and is focused on "It Takes Two: Shared Expectations for Teens and Parent Drivers."

Cruising classic cars

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I have a soft spot for classic cars. It's probably partially a result of my father (as I have mentioned here and here) and partially a result of growing up in the Midwest, where celebrating automobiles seems to be a way of life. I don't know — there's just something about seeing a well-maintained vintage ride rolling down the road that makes me smile.

So many Sturgis rides, so little time

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With an estimated 400,000 bikes at the Sturigs Motorcycle Rally, we're bound to run into a few beauties. Why not sit back, relax and enjoy these amazing machines from the streets.

Foremost, Can you cover my… ?

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Foremost was on the ground at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 2-11 and covered some bikers with free T-shirts. The bikers asked Foremost if we could cover their rides, helmets and more!

Home on the (motorcycle) range

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When starting a course at any school, you are presented with a syllabus, or a series of assignments or tasks you will need to proficiently complete to pass. By Saturday morning, my list for the Motorcycle Safety Course looked like this.

The people of Daytona Beach Bike Week: Part 2

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We're missing our friends at Daytona Beach Bike Week already! Take a look at more of the faces we met on the streets of bike week and at the Daytona International Speedway. You might even recognize some of them!

The people of Daytona Beach Bike Week

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There are so many different bikes and people that come to visit the Daytona Beach Bike Week. Tourists, spring break college students, retirees and of course… bikers. We hit the streets to find out just what kind of people are enjoying this 10 day event. Check it out!

The streets of Daytona Beach Bike Week!

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Foremost is on the ground at the 72nd Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week and has been bringing the action back to you! Although we are an insurance company, we are completely committed to sponsoring the products we insure.

School's in (for summer) — Motorcycle safety class diaries continued

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Since I signed up spontaneously, I had no time to anticipate what I was getting myself into prior to the first class. All I really knew was I had six hours of classroom instruction and ten hours of range work ahead of me, including a written exam and a skills test. Good thing I happen to like learning and like to be challenged.

Father's Day

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To help make up for the lack of my presence today, I figure I'd share with you another of my dad's projects. If you don't remember, I introduced you to my dad in my first blog post. I even made a video about him and his classic car for our YouTube channel.

A video's worth… we'll let you see for yourself.

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If a picture's worth a thousand words, what's a video worth? A lot of embarrassment for me. Of course, it may not come across that way, but imagine that as you're watching it, I'm cringing right beside you. I have done video since high school and have never liked the way I appear on camera. There's a reason I'm a behind the scenes person.

Car accident checklist

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Use our Car Accident Checklist download to assist you in the event you are in an accident. Take steps before hand to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Download your guide now.

Dangers of texting while driving

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Texting while driving has taken over as a bad driver behavior. Learn the dangers and facts of texting while driving.

Distracted driving

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Looking around at things outside your car is number one for distracted driving. Learn some tips from Foremost Insurance to keep you focused and safe while you are driving.

Flood driving safety tips

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Flooding can happen quickly and without much notice. For this reason, you should always be prepared and remember flood driving safety tips.

Car theft prevention tips

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Use our car theft prevention tips to minimize your chance of becoming a victim.

Get your motorcycle out of storage

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Follow helpful motorcycle safety tips from Foremost Insurance to make your first motorcycle ride worry free after storing it all winter.

Motorcycle riding: Avoiding hazards on the road

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Be smartly prepared to know how to avoid hazards while you are on a motorcycle ride with our safety tips. Additionally, learn about motorcycle insurance with Foremost.

Motorcycle safety course

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Learn the pros to taking a motorcycle safety course and get information about our motorcycle insurance with Foremost Insurance.

Motorcycle safety gear

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Learn what kind of motorcycle safety gear to wear on your next ride with our guide.

Prevent motorcycle theft

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Follow our 5 methods to prevent motorcycle theft from happening to you. Take a look at Foremost Insurance for your motorcycle insurance needs.

Scooter safety tips

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Share the road and get to your destination with our scooter safety tips.

Motorcycle safety: Winter storage tips

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If you live in a climate where the temperature starts dropping in October, you'll most likely be thinking about putting your motorcycle away for the winter.

RV safety tips on the road

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Take the time for some pre-trip inspections and preparation and your next RV trip will be trouble-free. Follow our RV safety tips below on your next trip.

RV awning care

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The key to avoiding damage to your awning is being prepared. Knowing how to handle your awning can save it — and you — from loss in case of a "rainy day."

RV insurance: Personal belongings list

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Take time to prepare an inventory list of what personal belongings you keep in your RV in case of an emergency.

RV tire care

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It's important to keep in mind that the life of an RV tire cannot be measured by miles alone, nor can you always rely on tires that "look good."

RV insurance: Windshield repairs

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Learn the benefits of repairing vs. replacing your RV windshield from Foremost Insurance.

RV insurance: Winter storage steps

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As you get ready to park your RV for the winter after an enjoyable season on the road keep in mind these important storage steps.

RV insurance: Temporary repairs

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No one wants a minor RV breakdown to stop them cold in their tracks. It's frustrating to hear the vacation time clock tick away because a "little" damage creates a long delay. But it doesn't have to happen.

Traveling safely in your RV

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Traveling safely is important to everyone who takes to the road in a motor home or travel trailer. Make sure your RV is well maintained and ready to go when you are.

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