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Let us help you face life's unpredictable situations with safety tips we've gathered from years of experience. Full of educational and seasonal information, our site will help you take care of your auto, home and safety needs. Plus, you can save money along the way.

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Your Auto

Keep your car in top condition with our seasonal tips and safety information. Find out what to do in emergency situations and how to deal with inclement weather that could affect your driving. We also answer common auto insurance questions.

Your Home

Keep your home safe with our maintenance tips and safety ideas. We offer guidance on what to do for regular upkeep of your home throughout the year. We also answer common home insurance questions.

Your Business

Keep your business running smoothly with these tips and insights. From liability coverage to protecting your assets, we’ll help you maintain peace of mind.

Your Belongings

Take care of your valuables with our maintenance ideas and safety tips. We'll help you protect your favorite belongings indoors and out, including your technology, recreational, and home maintenance equipment. We also answer common insurance questions.

Your Protection

Keep your loved ones safe both online and offline with our helpful advice and information. Our articles can help you reduce your risk and raise your awareness about situations that can affect your personal and online safety, including identity theft protection.

Your Trusted Solutions

Conquer your to-do list with discounts and access to seasoned professionals for home repairs, renovations and household tasks.

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About MetLife Auto & Home

As the nation's leading provider of employer-sponsored auto and homeowners insurance, MetLife Auto & Home insures nearly 1.7 million households countrywide. Our Claims promise is to be there when our customers need us most—providing superior insurance coverage with fewer gaps and surprises.

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Long Live Your Laptop

Help extend the lifespan of your laptop computer with these maintenance tips.

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A laptop is a significant investment. And the portability of laptops makes them susceptible to wear that could cause early malfunction. Make sure you get the most out of your money and keep your computer in top shape.

Prevent Overheating
Overheating often results from excessive use, dust accumulation, or leaving a computer plugged in too long. When your laptop overheats, it can begin to operate slowly and shut down. To avoid this, ensure that your fan, usually located on the underside, gets airflow. Also consider investing in a cooling mat, which increases airflow around the computer while it’s in use.

Store It Wisely
Protect your computer when you’re on the go by purchasing a case or sleeve, as well as a bag to carry your laptop. Also be careful about where you leave your laptop. Avoid perching it on a high ledge, near a glass of water or where the temperature can become extremely hot or cold.

Preserve Battery Life
Thankfully, failed laptop batteries are replaceable, but they can be costly. Use these tips to help give your battery a longer life:

Avoid Harmful Content
The content you view on your computer could damage it as well. Avoid clicking on suspicious links and be mindful about downloading content — you could easily contract malware. One of the best defenses is to purchase and install antivirus software.

Also be alert to phishing scams that use emails, instant messages and other tactics to trick you into sharing personal information. You can help prevent phishing scams by making sure your computer security software is up-to-date. And look for an email provider with antiphishing detection to keep phishing messages from being delivered to your inbox.

Clean It Regularly
Keeping your laptop clean can help it last longer. Try these maintenance tips:

Take Care of Your Smartphone or Tablet
What about your smartphone or tablet? Take measures to protect these digital devices, too. Store the electronics in protective cases, and help safeguard touch screens by applying protective screen covers.

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