New Rideshare Insurance Options for Alberta and Ontario

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Over the last few years, ridesharing services like Uber have become increasingly popular throughout Canada. Never used one of these services before? Here’s how it works: While drivers and passengers cite ridesharing as a cheaper, more convenient alternative to traditional taxi services, the industry has posed a number of challenges for regulatory bodies. One of the major issues relates to …

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Deadly Driving: The Effects of Marijuana On Driving Safety

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Marijuana use significantly impairs one’s driving ability by affecting judgement, motor coordination and reaction time. In fact, according to the most recent data from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, approximately 34 per cent of vehicle crash deaths can be linked to drug-impaired driving, which is nearly as many as those related to alcohol. Drug-impaired driving occurs when an operator …

Thinking of Leasing a Car? Be Careful!

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There are many advantages to leasing a vehicle. Whether you buy or lease depends on your own personal situation. Nevertheless, care should be taken when signing a lease as there are some important factors that must be considered. The Finances You Should Consider Deciding between leasing and buying a new car can be very confusing. If you’re in the market …


How to Import a Vehicle From the US to Canada

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Before you even purchase a vehicle from the United States, it’s critical that you understand some of the preliminary steps to importing. This section will cover the major items you will need to be aware of as it relates to vehicle admissibility and titles. Vehicle Admissibility The first step to importing a vehicle from the United States is determining whether …

Car Rust

Prevent Car Rust: Start by Washing Your Car!

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Washing your car not only shows pride of ownership, but it can also prevent paint damage and rust—both of which can seriously impact your car’s longevity and your wallet. From an aesthetic standpoint, dirty vehicles are unsightly. However, layers of dirt and grit can also wear away your car’s finish or even accelerate rusting. This can be expensive and difficult …

Safe Driving on Slick Roadways

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Bad weather can present many driving headaches for drivers, slick roadways being one of them. Most skids can be prevented by simply adjusting driving to the conditions and remembering how to recover if you should come in contact with a slick surface. Skid-Free Driving Remember these tips to avoid a dangerous accident when roads are slick: Slow down before reaching …

Ontario Auto Reform

Ontario Auto Insurance Reforms Effective June 1, 2016

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Effective June 1, 2016, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) will institute changes to the province’s automobile insurance system. These changes will apply only to auto insurance policies issued or renewed on or after the effective date. Existing policies will remain subject to the current limits until they are terminated or renewed. The reforms aim to make premiums more …

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What to Look For When Buying A Used Vehicle

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In the market for a new set of wheels, or, new to you, that is? If so, tread lightly because buyers can be taken for a ride if they are not careful. Buyer Beware! To avoid purchasing a car with hidden problems, consider the following buying precautions: Excessive wear and tear in the interior, regardless of what the odometer says, …

Road Rage

Do You Suffer From Road Rage?

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Here’s a humorous little quiz to rate your potential for Road Rage. Yes, it’s just for fun but you might notice something about your own potential for Road Rage based on your answers! Take the Quiz… I find driving to be: a) fun and relaxing b) relaxing when I’m alone on the road, but nerve wracking in city traffic c) …