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Tips for Shopping for a Safe Vehicle

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Are you searching for a new vehicle this spring season? It is important to know that while every new car must meet certain federal safety standards, that doesn’t mean that all cars are equally safe. Many automakers offer safety features beyond the required federal minimums. Find out more about what safety features should be considered when purchasing a car. Safety …

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Top Four Winter Storage Tips for Your Vehicle

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When winter comes and brings the snow and cold with it, it’s time to store your unused vehicle(s) to avoid damage from the harsh weather. Some recreational or luxury vehicles should not be out on the roads when winter strikes. While you want to avoid damage from harsh weather and roads, you also want it to be in good working …

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Ontario to Increase Distracted Driving Penalties Starting January 1, 2019

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In an ongoing effort to create safe roadways, Ontario is increasing its penalties for distracted driving infractions beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Distracted driving is a continued safety concern across Canada. However, the widespread increase in cellphone use over the past decade has brought the issue to the forefront. In fact, in Ontario alone, deaths from collisions caused by distracted driving …

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6 Key Tips to Protect Your Car from the Sun and Heat

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If you don’t take the proper precautions, the sun can severely damage key components of your vehicle. In fact, it’s not uncommon for the exterior of cars to reach 90◦ C when exposed to direct sunlight in the summer. This amount of heat can not only wreak havoc on your car’s finish, but its interior as well. To protect your …

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Protecting Your Vehicle from Hail

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Hail can strike anywhere and at any time, causing major damage to your vehicle. When a hailstorm occurs, take the following precautions to keep you and your vehicle safe: Do not get out of your vehicle if you are driving during a hailstorm. If you can pull over to the side of the road, do so safely. Park your car …

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Why Do Auto Insurance Rates Keep Rising?

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If your auto insurance rates seem to be climbing year after year, you might not be imagining it. And, the reason behind the increasing rates may have little (or nothing) to do with your driving abilities or accident history. So, what’s driving up auto insurance rates? Auto Insurance Fraud Costs Drivers Like You Auto insurance fraud is likely higher than …

Educating Teens About Drinking and Driving

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It doesn’t matter how old you are, drinking and driving is a recipe for disaster. Alcohol was a factor in the deaths of more than 1,200 Canadian road users in 2003. Disturbingly, young drivers are the worst offenders. Recent statistics show that 56% of all drinking and driving incidents are caused by people between the ages 19 and 24. These …

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5 Critical Steps to Take After You’ve Been In a Car Accident

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A motor vehicle collision can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. To respond appropriately, there are a number of critical post-crash steps you need to keep in mind—steps that can help get your insurance in order or even save a life. Remember to do the following: Turn off your vehicle and stay on the scene. Only move your vehicle …

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Beware of Fuel Pump Skimmers

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Paying for gas with a credit or debit card is quick and convenient. However, when doing so, you could unknowingly be giving your payment card information to scammers through a process called skimming. What is a Skimmer? A skimmer is a malicious card reader that is designed to pull data off the magnetic strips of payment cards. Typically, criminals secretly …