Skip to content

Charles Meyer Insurance Agency Blog

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Insurance

How to Update your Home — Without Spending Thousands

It doesn’t take a massive remodel, or a big budget, to make your house feel a little more like home to you. Inside or out, small improvements can make a significant difference - and whether you’re handy or not, you can...

Read More


Nine ways to keep your car cool in the summer heat

For drivers who don't enjoy intense heat, getting into a car that has been parked in an unshaded area can feel like being roasted alive. Stay cool by using these tips to keep your car cooler this summer: 1. Use a...

Read More


Family road trips during the Coronavirus

With COVID-19 still spreading rapidly in certain areas of the country, everything about “normal” life has been upended, travel included. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is still...

Read More


Whether you're RVing or camping, here's some insurance and travel advice to keep in mind

More than 10 million households in the United States now own an RV - and with the ongoing pandemic, a lot of those owners will be hitting the road this summer with motorhomes or pull-behind campers. We want to make...

Read More


10 Nearby Family Fun Getaways You Can Go On This Summer

Taking long, extended family trips this summer may be more difficult than usual so we put together a list of some short getaways you might consider. We're skipping all the usual major attractions, theme parks and...

Read More


I Just Bought a New Car. What Insurance Coverage Do I Need?

Congratulations! After weeks of research, comparing makes and models, and taking test drives you finally bought that brand-new car you wanted. But before you take that well-deserved road trip, check one more item off...

Read More


Aspiring Entrepreneur Is Recipient Of Charles M. Meyer Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Christine Meyer Blood presents the Charles M. Meyer Entrepreneurial Scholarship award to Ethan Huegerich, a senior at Oakville High School in front of the Charles Meyer Insurance Agency located at 5516 Telegraph Road....

Read More


Keep Your Backyard BBQs Safe This Summer

With the weather warming up and more families spending lots of time at home, the backyard grill is sure to get a lot of use in the coming months. Here are a few simple tips for those with charcoal or propane grills to...

Read More


Keep Your Pets Safe in a Disaster

A safe home, a regular routine, a soft bed – the things that bring you comfort bring your pet comfort, too. It’s so important to give some advance thought to how you’d handle your pet responsibilities during and after a...

Read More


Check Out All These Safeco Discounts For New Teen Drivers

Though we're not sure when Driver's Ed classes will resume or even when actual testing for a Driver's License will be available again, the fact remains that summer has always been a time when a lot of teens get their...

Read More


Now's the time to insure your identity

- You can protect against identity theft for as little as $25 a year - While you're focusing on trying to avoid getting infected with the Coronavirus, hackers may be trying to infect your devices with malicious...

Read More


Keeping Your Home Safe From Coronavirus

As more and more people are following stay at home orders, hopefully we'll begin to see all those efforts pay off as we flatten the curve while pursuing efforts to squelch the virus for good with a vaccine in the near...

Read More


Why You Need Service Line Coverage

Let’s spare a moment for something most of us use every day yet probably take for granted: our service lines. We rely on them for access to water, electricity, gas, Internet connection, and more, but only think about...

Read More


Important info regarding policy payments and Relief Refunds due to COVID-19

As we look to support our customers and community during the evolving COVID-19 situation, we want to share a few important updates with you. First, we are steadfast in our commitment to our customers during this...

Read More


Whatever You're Out and About On This Spring, Make Sure You're Covered

Whether you're aboard a boat, an ATV, motorcycle camper or a motorhome, make sure you check with us to assure you have the right policy. Just like recreational vehicles come in all shapes and types, so does having...

Read More


If March Winds Get Fierce, Here Are A Few Things You Should Know

March winds can sometimes cause property damage - and it helps to know what to do if that happens. Here in the St. Louis metro area, wind coverage comes standard on homeowners insurance policies. So if March winds turn...

Read More


Wanted: A Deserving Oakville High School Senior to Win the Charles M. Meyer Entrepreneurial Scholarship Award

Last year, Caitlin Blanchard was the recipient of the Charles M. Meyer Entrepreneurial Scholarship. What deserving senior from Oakville High School will win it this year? If you know any senior at Oakville High School...

Read More


What to Consider When Choosing Auto Insurance

Carrying a minimum amount of auto insurance is required by state laws, so you can’t legally drive without it. Yet while the minimum amount keeps your premiums lower, it can also put you at great risk if you have an...

Read More


Times and technology have changed. Our attention to detail has never wavered.

This example from 2001 shows how we used to go out of our way to develop accurate homeowners replacement costs. 2020 marks the 48th year of providing insurance coverage to the customers we serve. Needless to say, a...

Read More


Whether it's for an auto or homeowners policy, your FICO score makes a big difference

Do you know what your FICO™ score is? If not, you definitely should because it can have a major impact on the amount you pay for your auto or homeowners insurance. So what exactly is a FICO score? The name FICO...

Read More


5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Every year, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (not linked to fires) sends 20,000 people to the emergency room and causes more than 4,000 hospitalizations. And, you might consider them the fortunate ones. CO...

Read More


Seven driving and car maintenance resolutions for the New Year

They say New Year's resolutions are made to be broken. We hope that doesn't apply to this list! 1. Maintain regular maintenance on all your vehicles. If it’s been awhile, get your car into the shop for an oil change....

Read More


Resolve to do these things around your house to better protect your family and your investment

It’s impossible to prevent every accident or disaster. But there are some simple steps you can take that will go a long way to protecting both your home and your family. Know your shut-off valves. Few people know...

Read More


When Roadside Assistance Isn’t Enough

If you’ve ever been stuck on the side of the highway with an RV issue, you know what a life saver roadside assistance can be. Whether you need a battery charged, a tire changed, or a tow you’re often back on the road in...

Read More