Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year

Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year

We are at that time of year again when we are reminded to be thankful and to count our blessings.  No matter what your religious beliefs may be, if you are receiving this, you have things to be thankful for.  Please take a moment to be grateful for what you have and...
Is Wedding Insurance Necessary?

Is Wedding Insurance Necessary?

Did you know that you can purchase insurance coverage for your wedding? From Cancelation or Postponement to Additional expenses incurred along with costs for the photographer and special jewelry. In addition, you can add Liability and Property Damage Coverage for the...
Hurricane Irma Tracking Near the U.S.

Hurricane Irma Tracking Near the U.S.

As Hurricane Irma moves towards the United States, residents along the East Coast are preparing for a potential impact. Below are some useful tips to keep in mind. Flood Watch Steps Stay tuned in on your radio, television and even your cell phone apps If you are in a...
Why do we need an Umbrella Policy?

Why do we need an Umbrella Policy?

The simple answer is that most of the time we don’t. In fact, if we can go through life without ever needing to call on that coverage we will count ourselves lucky. However, if we ever need it and don’t have it, we will be sorry indeed. Here are several examples of...

After Spring Cleaning, Spring Check Your Car

Each year, when you think of doing a spring cleaning in your home, you should also do a spring checkup on your car. After all, your car just took you through the winter, hopefully without mishap. Now, is your turn for a little pay back with some TLC. These seven...

Your Water Heater: Home Flooding’s Biggest Cause

The most frequent cause of flooding in your home isn’t because water leaks in from the outside! It’s from water that you brought in yourself. That’s right it is from your own waterlines already in the house. Even bigger than overflowing sinks, bathtubs and toilets,...

Ice dams pose lingering dangers after storm

Even though it’s been a week since the storm, there can still be a lingering danger hanging from our roofs. As a Trusted Choice agency, we want to make sure you’re always protected. Watch this short video from Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island,...

Classic Car Insurance

If you have a “classic” car, you probably can insure it much less expensively if you purchase a Classic Car of Antique Car policy, but there are very strict guidelines that apply. Here are six common restrictions: Age: Most companies set 25 years as the minimum age...

Bad Driving Habits Can Increase Car Repairs

Here are several things to avoid when you are driving: Braking too much will shorten your brakes life and could even endanger you if you over heat your brakes on a long decent.  Downshift to reduce your dependence on your brakes.  If you have a manual transmission it...

2016 Marks 60th Anniversary of Burns & Cotter, Inc.

This past year marked the 60th year that we have been in business. Achieving longevity in any field always means that you have done and are doing something the right way. Here at Burns & Cotter, Inc., that “Something”, has always meant putting our customers first....