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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 …


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 …


3 Keys for Using and Maintaining Automobile Headlights

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Your vehicle’s headlights are an essential part of staying aware of your surroundings on the road. Bright, well-maintained headlights can be the difference between seeing a pedestrian and a fatal crash. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t use or maintain their headlights properly. 3 Keys for Safe Headlight Use Here are 3 simple steps every driver should follow to ensure they are …

Maintaining The Value of Your Classic Car

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Collectors of antique, classic and special interest cars know they are special! It’s safe to say that the unique admiration for their cars reflects their sense of pride, history, beauty and sheer joy of driving and showcasing these magnificent vehicles. This dedication is unrivaled; second to none. You can’t compare the master of one of these rare vehicles to the …

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What Are You Using Your Vehicle For?

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What do you use your vehicle for? Do you use it primarily for running errands? Do you drive it to and from work each day? Or, do you use it for business as well as personal use? This question may not seem like a big deal, but not properly disclosing how you use your vehicle can have serious insurance repercussions. For example, …

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Mandated Winter Tire Discount in Ontario

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As of Jan. 1, 2016, all insurance providers operating in Ontario are required to provide discounts—typically 2 to 5%—to policyholders who purchase and install winter tires. These discounts, which were mandated by the Ministry of Finance and the Government of Ontario, were put into force to not only reduce insurance rates, but also to improve overall roadway safety. How to …