Monday

The day for Geysers and home appliances

You're not the only one that doesn't like working on a Monday.

What can you do

Geysers and home appliances seem to hate Mondays too. Statistically it’s the day more of them pack in than any other day of the week.

TIP #1

This might sound strange, but you should spend some quality time with your geyser. Knowing where the control valve is and ensuring that it’s easily accessible could save you a lot of heartache.

TIP #2

Geysers also like keeping warm and cosy during winter. So make sure the expansion & overflow pipes are protected from the elements to avoid freezing, which could cause a burst.

TIP #3

Learn to speak the language of geyser. Water coming through the overflow? Water too cold? Low pressure? Directly translated, these all mean "There’s trouble on the horizon" in geyser talk.

TIP #4

Regularly service your geyser. It’s a machine, just like your car and it needs to be maintained. Your car might leave you on the side of the road, but your geyser will turn your lounge into a swimming pool.

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Tuesday

The day for hijackings

Don’t be fooled by Tuesday’s meek demeanour. Statistically it’s one of the most dangerous days of the week, with more hijackings than any other day.

What can you do

Avoiding the horror of a hijacking could be as easy as 1, 2, 3 and 4.

TIP #1

Traffic lights might provide us with the perfect opportunity to search our glove compartments for CDs, but they also provide hijackers with the perfect opportunity to spot unsuspecting victims. Stay alert at all times.

TIP #2

possible. Statistically speaking, you’ll be a lot less likely to be seen as an easy target, and your games of eye-spy will stand a greater chance of success.

TIP #3

Do your research. Find out where the hijacking hotspots are in your area and avoid them like you’d avoid a roadwork-laden highway at 5pm on a Friday.Thieves also love designer handbags. So if you don’t need to have your handbag on you as you drive, rather put it in the boot.

TIP #4

Thieves also love designer handbags. So if you don’t need to have your handbag on you as you drive, rather put it in the boot.

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Wednesday

A beatifuly boring day

If only every day was a Wednesday. Imagine how much easier life would be. But just because nothing has probably gone wrong, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give us a call.

TIP #1

Changed your name? Renamed your house? Updated your relationship status on Facebook? Why not use this boring day to get your policy details up-to-date with us?

TIP #2

Not 300% sure about the details of your policy? Give your broker a call and he/she will be more than happy to talk to you about it. Nothing makes a Wednesday fly by quite like peace of mind.

TIP #3

Our dedicated customer service team is waiting to hear from you. So whether it’s a complaint, compliment or even a suggestion, our team wants to know about it.

TIP #4

Want to work with us? Why not spend today perusing the Careers section on our website? We’re always looking for bright, ambitious thinkers.

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Thursday

The day for lightning

Lightning might not strike twice, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that it strikes more often on a Thursday than any other day of the week.

What can you do

A 1 million volt lightning bolt can pack a serious punch, so make sure you and your possessions are protected.

TIP #1

Unplug all appliances and electronic equipment before a thunderstorm threatens. A flash of lighting lasts a second, but the sadness you feel when throwing out a fried TV lasts a lot longer.

TIP #2

Put your whole house on a surge-protection system. This will protect all your awesome electronics against almost any direct lightning strike. Technology: 1 Lightning: 0.

TIP #3

You can’t start a fire without a spark. Unfortunately, a 1 million-volt lightning bolt will also do the trick. Reduce the fire risk in a thunderstorm by trimming back branches and clear out gutters, pipes and other surface draining channels.

TIP #4

Should the worst happen, be prepared to act as quick as... well... lightning. Make a list of emergency numbers to contact and ensure everyone in the family knows where it is.

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Friday

The day for accidents

You're not the only one that doesn't like working on a Monday.

What can you do

No one likes to start the weekend with an oopsie on the road, so use our tips to lessen your chances of having a less-than-perfect couple of days off.

TIP #1

Keep :( and :-0 off the road. It’s no small coincidence that most accidents happen on the day we’re all contacting each other to make plans for the weekend. Don’t text or make phone calls while driving.

TIP #2

Saving your eardrums could also save your life. A new study has found that listening to loud music in a car increases your chances of being involved in an accident. Keep the volume low.

TIP #3

Take an advanced drivers course. Advanced driving courses not only save lives, but also money. Better drivers = Less accidents = Fewer claims = Lower premiums. Simple.

TIP #4

Regularly check the tread on your tyres and pay attention to the quality of the road. Smooth tyres and wet roads don’t get along so well together; ensure they never meet.

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Saturday

The day for burglaries

While most people love relaxing on Saturdays, criminals seem to be hard at work. Statistically speaking, more break-ins happen on a Saturday than any other day of the week.

What can you do

Make sure your home remains your castle with our simple burglary-avoidance suggestions.

TIP #1

Don’t give burglars a light bulb moment. Turning on a light at night lets people know that you’re there, but a light left on during the day is a sign that no one is home. Don’t forget to turn off the lights.

TIP #2

If you’re going away, don’t spread the news. Cancel your newspaper subscriptions and ask a neighbour to clear your mailbox when going away on an extended holiday.

TIP #3

Think like a criminal (just this once, please). Take a walk around your property and look for weak points in your security system that a burglar could potentially exploit. Don’t forget to also test your alarm regularly.

TIP #4

Don’t leave ladders, gardening tools or other valuables lying around outside. Apart from making your garden look like a construction site, it presents burglars with a rather tempting offer.

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Sunday

The day for potholes

It’s a mystery. But for some bizarre reason we get more claims for damage caused by potholes on a Sunday, than any other day.

What can you do

Coming home from a weekend away or a leisurely drive could prove costly. Here’s how to avoid these tyre-bursting terrors of the tar.

TIP #1

Forget the road less travelled, take the easy road. If you know certain roads are in a terrible condition, plan the smoothest route to your destination.

TIP #2

Don’t feel afraid to act like a sheep. If cars are driving slow, swerving, or stopping, it’s probably for good reason. Observe the way cars are driving around you.

TIP #3

Unless you know the route, try to stay on larger, regularly maintained roads as much as possible. Shortcuts could shave off a couple minutes from your journey, but they might just end up shortcutting the life of your tyres.

TIP #4

When coming face to face with a rubber-eating pothole, soft tyres and overly inflated tyres don’t stand a chance. Keep your tyre pressure at the manufacturer’s recommendation.

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Be Safe out there - Days of the week

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Monday

Your not the only one that doesn't like working on a Monday.

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Tuesday

Or as hijackers like to call it: Choose-day.

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Wednesday

If only every day was as boring as today.

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Thursday

Today's forecast: lightning, thunder and a possible chance of cowardice.

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Friday

Why you should always wear respectable knickers on a Friday.

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Saturday

Ahh, the relaxing sound of a yapping Schnauzer.

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Sunday

Potholes. They leap out of nowhere when you least expect them.

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