Spring Auto Checklist

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Slushy, dirty roads can damage your vehicle’s body, while frigid temperatures make your engine work overtime. Let’s face it, winter is tough on everything. Your car needs more than a spring-cleaning to get it ready for summer road trips. Whether you do it yourself or take your vehicle to a mechanic, our spring maintenance recommendations […]

Intact Now Covers Car Sharing with Turo

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Turo is Ontario’s first peer-to-peer car-sharing company. Turo allows local car owners to offer their personal vehicle to a community of pre-approved renters through an online marketplace. Peer-to-peer car sharing is very similar to renting a car from a rental company, e.g. Enterprise, but instead of using a car from a company owned fleet, you borrow […]

Uber Driver Crashes, Passenger Injured, and the Multi-Million Dollar Question : Does Uber’s Policy Cover UberX Drivers?

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A 59-year-old gentleman named Kirit started to work for Uber a few hours a day in late 2015 in order to supplement his income. While driving a passenger in mid January, 2016, he got into an accident with another car causing injuries to his passenger and $10,000 in damages to his car. Kirit contacted his […]

Changes To Auto Policies – Effective June 1st, 2016

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The Government of Ontario is working towards making insurance premiums more affordable. As of June 1st, 2016 there are changes being made to automobile benefits and coverages in your standard auto insurance policy. Some of the coverages in your policy have been reduced, and some options for increased coverage have been eliminated or changed. Keep […]

Insurance Companies To Offer Winter Tire Discount

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Last week the Ontario Government tabled the provincial budget, and included a number of measures aimed at reducing auto insurance premiums. These changes will continue to move towards the Government’s goal of a 15% reduction in the price car insurance.   Companies will now be required to offer motorists a discount for having snow tires […]

Top 10 Stolen Cars 2014

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The Insurance Bureau of Canada has released their annual report of the top stolen cars for 2014. This year, Ford F series trucks take 7 of the top 10 spots.   Top 10 Stolen Cars in Canada 2014: Rank Year Model 1. 2007 FORD F-350 SD 4WD PU 2. 2006 FORD F-350 SD 4WD PU […]

Lower Auto Insurance Rates Behind Schedule

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Auto insurance rate cuts are behind schedule, but the Liberal government insists it can meet its 2 year target of a 15% reduction. Promising an 8% target in the first year, Finance Minister Charles Sousa says they’ve only seen a 6% decrease with than a year to go before their August 2015 deadline .   […]

UPDATED: UberX Launches in Toronto & Mississauga- How are drivers covered?

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Update #2: McClelland Insurance will soon be able to insure UberX drivers. Please read up on the latest news about ridesharing insurance HERE.   Uber is a service that allows users to hail a cab through an app on their smart phone. They describe themselves as a service that connects riders and drivers. In the […]

Road Safety Week 2014

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Road safety week kicks off today across Canada. Running from May 13 – May 19, the program is part of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015; a plan to make the country’s roads the “safest in the world by 2015.”   Police will be focusing on “the big 4”: driving impaired by alcohol or drugs distracted […]