How Arizona’s sun harms your car

One of the nice things about living in Chandler, AZ is just how bright and sunny it is here, every single day, even in the Winter. Even when the temperatures drop to just a few degrees below freezing in the Winter, the sun still seems to shine through no matter what. This is great if you hate overcast, dreary, depressing gray days. But it’s not always so good for your skin, and it’s not always so good for your car, either.

Your car functions a little bit like your body in the way that it responds to the sun. Too much exposure can result in damage to the exterior, and even overheating. You protect your body by using sunscreen and staying in the shade when you can, and you can protect your car with the same principles.

Too much sun will cause your paint to fade, chip and peel, but regular waxing can help to deflect some of the sun’s rays and keep your paint job looking like new for years to come. You can also buy a car in a lighter color so that it will reflect the sunlight rather than absorb the heat.

Likewise, you want to keep your car in the shade whenever you can. Not everyone in Chandler, AZ has a garage, of course, but you can invest in a cover to throw over your car if you’re going to be leaving it outside for awhile in the sun, or park it in a shady spot like under a tree.

It’s unlikely the sun will do enough damage that you need to put in a claim through San Marcos Insurance Group, but it can do some harm. Let San Marcos Insurance Group worry about major damages, you worry about protecting your car from getting sunburned.

How Does Home Depriciation Affect Home Insurance Premiums

Your home insurance premiums are a combination of a few different factors that help to set the amount that you will need to pay each month, bi-annually, or even each year depending on how you decide to pay. Your agent can explain more, and if you live in the Chandler, AZ area, the agents with San Marcos Insurance Group can tell you more.

Your home insurance premiums are first and foremost determined based on the overall value of your home. Though there are tons of other factors that go into the premium, the home value is the primary decision maker. Home depreciation is the concept that as your home ages, it is worthless and therefore you might not need as much coverage on it.

When it comes to figuring your home insurance premium, only very large depreciation is going to make a difference in the cost of premiums. Say you took out your policy in 1999, it is now 2017, and that means that 18 years have passed, this is going to amount to a great deal of depreciation and likely some deduction in your premium if you report the depreciation.

For those that took out a policy in 2015 and two years have passed, this is not likely to create much of a change in your overall monthly premium. If you are looking to reduce your premium, you want to speak with an agent about things that you can do to reduce your premium. Your agents can help you decide if adding safety features is going to help or if changing to safer building materials might help. For those that live in the Chandler, AZ area, the agents with San Marcos Insurance Group can help you find the policy that is right for you.