Nationwide Blue Ribbon Claim Services

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Did you know that with Nationwide’s Blue Ribbon Claim Services, all of your repairs are guaranteed in writing for as long as you own the car? Our certified Blue Ribbon repair shops offer you quick, professional, hassle-free service. Stop by, or call us today to find out more.

Car insurance myths debunked

MSNBC and the Insurance Information Institute recently teamed up to address a number of the most common auto insurance myths.

The following points are all among the topics discussed:

  • Does the color of your car determine how much your auto insurance costs? (Nope, not in the least)
  • Do members of the armed services pay more for insurance than civilians? (No, they may actually qualify for a military discount)
  • Does it cost more to insure your car as you get older? (No, not necessarily.)

Read the entire article on for more info ~ Five biggest myths about auto insurance.

Tavis Smiley visits Baltimore this weekend

Tavis Smiley Nationwide On Your Side Tour

Photo: Nationwide / Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley will be stopping in Baltimore this coming Saturday, November 6, as part of the Nationwide On Your Side® Tour. Join Frank Dippel Insurance Agency at the Hilton Baltimore to hear Tavis share his message of hope and empowerment.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited, so be sure to register early!

As an added bonus, the first 200 Nationwide customers to register will get to attend a special customer-appreciation event hosted by Tavis Smiley.

Click here to REGISTER TODAY!

Save money and time when you save your windshield.

Did you know that if your car’s windshield is chipped, mobile technicians can most likely repair it at your home or office without replacing it? It’s fast, easy and FREE because Nationwide pays the deductible on your claim.

Call Nationwide Blue Ribbon Glass Service today to get your windshield repaired free of charge: 1-800-421-3535.

Nationwide “On Your Side” Tour with Tavis Smiley

Nationwide On Your SideThe 2010 Nationwide On Your Side Tour with Tavis Smiley is coming to Baltimore!

On Saturday, November 6, public radio and television talk show host Tavis Smiley will be bringing his message of economic empowerment and financial literacy to our fair city. You can find out more about Tavis and his important message on the official website:

Smiley and Nationwide share common values and a common purpose. He is an advocate who encourages his audience to think beyond their present state and look into the future for solutions. He is an advocate for economic empowerment, providing information that will help people get to the next level in their lives.

The event is being held at the Hilton Baltimore on West Pratt Street. It is free and open to the public, and the first 200 Nationwide customers to register will get to attend a special customer-appreciation event hosted by Tavis. So, be sure to register online early to secure your seat.

Maryland’s Hand-held Cell Phone Law

Maryland Cell Phone LawMaryland’s new law banning the use of hand-held cell phones and other mobile devices while driving goes into effect on October 1, 2010. Are you ready?  Be prepared to either abstain from using the cell phone at all while driving, or to make use of a hands-free device such as a bluetooth headset or speaker-phone system.

According to the State Highway Administration’s press release “Make Your Vehicle a No Phone Zone“:

The law, also known as the Delegate John Arnick Electronic Communications Traffic Safety Act, prohibits drivers in Maryland from using a mobile phone without a hands free device while operating a motor vehicle on a street or highway.  Law enforcement officers will issue tickets to violators with fines up to $100 and one point.  If the violator causes a crash, he or she may receive three points.

To learn more specifics about the new law, you can download an informative pdf from the SHA’s website by clicking here – “Maryland Cell Phone Law Fact Sheet“. In addition, provides a fairly thorough breakdown of the new legislation and what it means for Maryland drivers.

NASCAR Champ Kyle Busch on the Risks of Driving While Distracted

Check out the important message above from Nationwide NASCAR Champ 2009 Kyle Busch. Kyle discusses the risks of driving while distracted by cell phones and other mobile devices. Nationwide Insurance supports The Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection Act of 2009 (STANDUP Act). To learn more, please visit

Nationwide Insurance: Vanishing Deductible

The World’s Greatest Spokesperson in the World got it right: Maryland drivers can now save a lot of money on their auto insurance with the all-new “Vanishing Deductible” plan from Nationwide Insurance.  For each year that our insured drivers remain accident-free, their deductible will now reduced by $100.

To find out more and get your free car insurance quote, give us a call or stop by our office at 6600 York Road (just north of Baltimore City) today. We look forward to hearing from you!

Baltimore County Public Safety Day

Looking for some good family fun this weekend? The Baltimore County Police Community Relations Council will be holding its 6th Annual Public Safety Day this coming Saturday, September 11. The event is scheduled to take place from 10am to 2pm at the Hunt Valley Towne Centre. Entry is free.

There will be various police, fire, and safety demonstrations throughout the day, as well as special activities just for the kids. According to the official website, the fun and educational activities will include the following:

  • Police dogs in action
  • Tactical demonstrations
  • Police Marine and Aviation displays
  • Put-Out-A-Fire demonstration
  • Antique police and fire cars
  • Smoke House Fire display
  • Firefighters Rappelling

Please visit Baltimore County’s official site for more details. Maybe we’ll see you there!

Labor Day Weekend

Frank Dippel Insurance Agency would like to wish you a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. As the summer begins to draw to a close, days grow shorter, we’re all thankful to enjoy spending time with friends and family, while looking forward to the cooler weather ahead.

As always, be sure to take care and drive safely on our busy roads and highways. Please take a moment to visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website for some always-relevant driving tips.

We wish you the best, and look forward to hearing from you!