Does One Car Accident Impact My Insurance Rates?

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Car accidents can happen to anyone–even the best drivers. In fact, rarely does anyone set out to intentionally cause a collision or make a driving error that results in injury or damage to their vehicle or someone else’s. Accident or not, however, someone is responsible for the damages, and if that someone is you, your insurance premiums will likely increase. …

Winter Tires: Are They Really Worth It?

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Most new cars sold in Ontario come with “all season” tires, often marked “M+S” for “mud and snow”. These tires are designed to provide safe, all-weather protection, but are not suitable for snow-covered roads or extreme cold. Once the temperature drops below –10º C, all season tires lose their grip as the tires harden. This is not very desirable and …

Added Safety From A Car Rear-View Camera

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Every year in Canada, thousands of children are injured and hundreds killed because of a vehicle backing into them. Ideally, if all vehicles were equipped with rear-view cameras, future accidents of this type could be eliminated. Many new vehicles come with rear-view video systems, and, as an extra bonus, include warning beeps and guidelines to alert drivers when they are …

Choosing A Driving School: Get Quality Driver’s Training For Your Teen

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Young drivers hoping to reduce their G1 licensing time and qualify for insurance discounts must enroll in a driving school approved by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) that offers an approved Beginner Driver Education course. The key phrase here is “approved by the MTO” – There are many driving schools out there that are not approved and simply …

Ontario Auto Rate Changes – What Is Happening?

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As you may or may not know, there are changes happening in Ontario around auto insurance premiums. Here are a few key things to know about the Ontario government’s mandated reduction in auto premiums. 1. The promised rate reductions are not instant The government has set a target to reduce rates on average over two years, ending August 2015: starting …