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Here We Go Again: Ontario Car Insurance Rates Continue to Rise

A line of cars in morning rush hour traffic.

According to the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), car insurance rates for many of the province’s drivers will be going up at renewal on average 2.60 percent. When it comes time to renew your policy, chances are good you’ll be paying more for your Ontario auto insurance. The auto insurance rate changes are ... Continue Reading

Sure, You Can Borrow My Car...But Are You Insured?

A man handing over the keys to his car to his smiling female friend.

Picture this scenario: your friend asks if they can borrow your car to drive up the road to get some food. But what if your friend were to get into an accident on the way? Do you know if your auto insurance will cover an accident? What if your friend doesn't have insurance? Chances are ... Continue Reading

Off-Roading This Summer? Make Sure You Are Properly Covered

A side-by-side ATV on a trail

Check your policy before you hit the trails.

Summer’s Sizzle Takes Its Toll on Your Car’s Battery

A women stranded on the side of a road due to an overheated car. She's calling for help while looking at the steam coming off her engine.

High temperatures drive up calls for roadside help due to overworked batteries. Baby, it’s hot outside and even hotter under the hood of your car. According to CAA South Central Ontario, when the temperature reaches 32 C on a hot summer day, the temperature inside your car can hit 60 C and beyond. It’s why, ... Continue Reading

Canada Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

A sign held up that says: Say No to Distractions.

In recent years, auto insurance rates have risen rapidly in provinces throughout Canada. While there are many factors at play, including the increasing cost of repairs and more frequent instances of severe weather, one of the biggest culprits behind rising rates is the phenomenon of distracted driving. Distracted driving has become a bigger and bigger ... Continue Reading