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Published on October 31st, 2017 | by Lisa Boynton

Top 3 Essentials for Daylight Saving Time.

For most Ontarians, the end of daylight time this Sunday means we get to ‘fall back’ and get that coveted extra hour of sleep. But it’s also a great time of year to scratch some important household and vehicle tasks off your list.

As you set the clock back, why not add these three essential items to your yearly ritual of switching back to standard time.

1. Test and Replace Batteries in Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors.

We sometimes just assume that our homes’ electrical safety equipment will work when we need it to, but it’s important to test and replace batteries in detectors. It’s also good practice to check that everything is in working order. And, if any equipment is near the manufacturer’s recommended replacement age, consider investing in new detectors.

2. Restock or Prepare an Emergency Supply kit for Your home and Vehicle.

In the unlikely event that you need to evacuate your home at a moment’s notice, you’ll be glad you prepared emergency kits so you and your family have the essentials for at least 72 hours.

For ideas about what to put in your home kit or to purchase a kit for your car, check out a Roadside Safety Kit, available at select CAA Stores.

3. Review and Update Your Insurance Coverage and Home Inventory List.

Your home and your personal belongings are meaningful and valuable assets. That’s why checking your policy to ensure your existing coverage meets your current needs and updating your contents will help prove the value of what you own, should you need to file a claim. It’s also a great idea to keep important records and electronic copies on USB flash drives in a safe place, like a waterproof and fireproof lock box.

For help creating a home inventory list or answering any questions you may have about insuring your home or vehicle, visit CAA Insurance. And don’t forget to turn your clocks back this Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 a.m. and enjoy your extra hour of Zzzzzzz’s!

Auto and Property Insurance are underwritten by CAA Insurance Company. Certain conditions, exclusions and underwriting eligibility rules apply.

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