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  • Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles in Canada
    This year's list of the most stolen cars in Canada is out. The list, published annually by the IBC, reveals the most stolen cars in Canada. Is your car a favourite target of thieves?
  • A 15 Per Cent "Brake" on Your Auto Insurance
    Thanks to technology, today's cars are safer than ever before and the list of safety features now available is extensive, but, one safety feature in particular has caught the attention of Aviva Canada: Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). Aviva now offers a 15 per cent auto insurance discount for drivers of vehicles that have AEB.
  • 10 Holiday Travel Tips
    Canadians love to travel over the holidays and if you're travelling to visit (or escape!) friends and family this year, then you'll want to consider the following travel tips first.
  • Winter Tires in Quebec: It's the Law
    The Quebec winter tire law requires Quebec drivers to equip their vehicles with winter tires by December 15th of each year and keep them on the car until March 15th. If you don't install four winter tires and get caught the fines are hefty, ranging from $200 to $300. Learn more about the Quebec winter tire law, who it affects and how to spot a winter tire.
  • (Buying a ) Home for the Holidays?
    House hunting isn't typically associated with the holiday season, but if you're in the market to buy a home there's no need to give up the hunt just because it's the off-season. In fact, there are those who would argue that house hunting in the off-season offers buyers unique opportunities that don't exist during the traditional home buying season.
  • Tips for Winter Driving
    With flurries in the forecast for many parts of Canada, it's time to take the prospect of winter driving seriously. Winter can be one of the most difficult and unpredictable driving seasons, but if you stay alert, slow down, and stay in control, you'll be sure to get where you need to go, safely.
  • Winter Car Safety Kit Checklist
    Slippery or snow-covered roads, reduced visibility and the cold: these are all conditions that can make winter driving difficult. They are also the conditions that can make getting stuck in the snow or a car breakdown treacherous if unprepared. But, with an emergency kit for your car, you could find yourself back on the road quicker if you run into problems.
  • Fire Safety Tips to Protect Your Home
    Winter is the worst season for fires in Canada and National Home Fire Safety Week starts Nov. 24th. Protecting yourself and your home from fire hazards means testing smoke alarms, reviewing a fire escape plan with the family, and keeping a fire extinguisher handy. But it doesn't end there. Follow these fire safety tips around the home so you can roast your chestnuts without a hitch as we head into the holiday season.
  • The 10 Most Expensive (And Cheapest!) Areas For Car Insurance in Toronto
    If you live in the north end of the city, whether it's the east end or west end, chances are you're paying more for your insurance then those living in the city's centre and midtown. Rates vary greatly across Toronto depending on where you live. Find out how your area compares.
  • 10 Must-Follow Tips to Prevent Credit Card Fraud
    The holiday season is quickly approaching, and that means lots of shopping, busy malls, and many well-exercised credit cards. Increasingly, the credit card workout kicks off with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, but don't kick off your holiday shopping by being a victim of credit card fraud.
  • This Year's Black Friday Cross-Border Shopping Must-Have Purchase
    Are holiday sales across the border calling out to you, despite the lagging loonie? If cross-border shopping over this year's Black Friday weekend is in the plans there's one item you absolutely must buy before you take on the crowds: travel insurance. Here's why.
  • Fall Back: End of Daylight Saving Time, Home and Auto Safety Checklist
    Don't forget to fall back November 6, 2016. The weekend most Canadians fall back one hour is also the ideal time to tackle seasonal safety projects. A lot of the routine maintenance on your home and car should be done twice a year, so what better time to start checking items off your "to-do" list?
  • What Could Go Wrong? Plenty, If Your Home-Based Business Is Without Insurance
    There's a lot that can go wrong over the course of a work day, and if you run your business out of your home it will not only affect your place of business but potentially also where you, and your family, live. What could go wrong? Plenty, unfortunately, starting with your home insurance coverage.
  • Breaking: Ontario Car Insurance Rates Have Increased
    Breaking News: Ontario car insurance rates have increased. According to the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, car insurance rates for many Ontario drivers will going up at renewal, instead of down. See how much your rates could be going up next renewal.
  • Top 10 Home-Based Businesses That Need Insurance
    If you run a business out of your home, or are thinking about it, there's more to ensuring your success than a solid idea, a business plan, and hard work. There's also protecting your livelihood with a home-based business insurance policy. Because, while entrepreneurs are accustomed to taking risks, running a home-based business without a safety net is one risk not worth taking as it could be financially devastating if the worst should happen.
  • Oh, Deer! What Happens If You Hit Wildlife While Driving?
    Would you know what to do if you hit a deer, moose or other wild animal-big or small? Road kill is a grizzly, but common sight especially at this time of year. So if you hit a deer, do you know whether or not you would be covered for this type of collision?
  • Twelve Common Myths About Car Insurance
    Insurance can be confusing, and these 12 common misconceptions about auto insurance coverage in Canada often lead drivers astray. From the colour of your car to parking tickets to deductibles see what's fact and what's fiction.
  • In Search of the Cheapest Flights
    It takes time to save up the money needed to go on holiday. So when you've finally got the funds together for a vacation, make sure you're not overpaying for your flight. Get the best price for your airline tickets with these tips.
  • A Cornucopia of Tips to Help You Save Money
    From the credit card in your wallet to the travel insurance you'll need on your next trip to the home and auto insurance policies you have, Kanetix.ca will help you harvest the savings this Thanksgiving season.
  • Not Wearing Your Seatbelt Can Increase Your Car Insurance by How Much?
    OPP kick off annual fall seatbelt compliance campaign. Do you buckle up? It's estimated that 95 per cent of us do, but, police across Canada still consider not wearing a seatbelt one of the "Big Four Killers" along with aggressive driving, driving while impaired, and distracted driving. How can it still be considered one of the Big Four if 95 per cent of us buckle up? Because, in collisions where there's a fatality, about one-third were not strapped in.
  • Insurance Tips for Home-Based Startups
    When you're starting out with your home-based business, chances are you've got a lot on the go. But, while you're busy growing your business, you also need to protect it because your business's success can be affected by events often outside of your control. Take control, as much as you can, with these insurance tips for home-based businesses.
  • October Is Car Safety Month: Get Your Car Ready for the Winter
    You know it's coming, the snow, slush and cold weather. Canadian winters demand you take extra caution on the road and with your car. So don't get caught unprepared. Get your car ready for the winter and schedule a visit with a mechanic to do a tune-up and inspection of your vehicle now before we're knee deep in snow.
  • Celebrate Seniors Day with Savings of $750 on Car Insurance
    What are you doing for Seniors Day, this October 1? Kanetix.ca would like to invite you, or the over 65s in your life, to compare car insurance rates online for an opportunity to save close to a grand.
  • Older And Wiser: Safe Driving Tips For Seniors Behind The Wheel + Infographic
    Seniors are living longer and healthier, and are on the move and on the road. As experienced as most older drivers are behind the wheel though, everyone-regardless of age&mash;could use a few safe driving tips now and again.
  • Your Home Insurance Doesn't Cover Your Home-Based Business
    If your work address is also your home address, you might think your home-based business is automatically insured under the liability and contents coverage of a home insurance policy. It's not. In fact, if your home insurance provider is unaware that you run a home-based business you may be jeopardizing your home insurance coverage too.
  • Seasons Change and so Does Your Car Insurance
    A change in season is the ideal reminder to take a few quick minutes to see if you're still getting the best car insurance rate out there. And, now that autumn is in the air it's time to see if you could fall into some savings on your car insurance.
  • Having a Baby Means It's Time for Life Insurance
    Becoming a parent is one of those life-changing occasions that compels many people to buy life insurance, because, underneath the joy and excitement of bringing your newborn home for the first time is also concern for the future, especially when it comes to finances.
  • Top 10 Life Insurance Myths
    True or false? Fact or fiction? Understanding term life insurance and its benefits means sifting through the myths surrounding it first. So we've taken a look at the most common misconceptions about term life insurance to set the record straight, and help you make the right choice for you and your family.
  • Infographic: Celebrity Insurance - Insuring Body Parts
    It's TIFF time and there's a whole lot of celebrities coming to Toronto for the festivities, including (hopefully) Canada's own Rachel McAdams. If you've ever watched the movie Mean Girls, there's a classic line in it about Rachel McAdams' character Regina George, "I hear her hair's insured for $10,000." As rumours about insuring body parts go, this one is pretty tame compared to the insurance policies some celebrities are said to have taken out on their assets.
  • Top 10 Myths of Running a Home-Based Business
    Starting a business and working out of your home can be rewarding. But, not everyone gets what you do. In fact, running a home-based business is riddled with myths and misconceptions.
  • 12 Long Weekend Driving Tips
    As the sun sets on summer and drivers take to the road this long weekend, make sure you don't end up remembering this long weekend for all the wrong reasons; namely getting a ticket, or worse being involved in a collision. Twelve long weekend driving tips to help you get to where you want to go safely, and free of tickets and collisions.
  • 15 Canadian Snowbird Travel Tips
    Winter may seem like a long way away, but if you're planning to escape winter's wrath this year by heading south for a month or two, there are many things you'll want to consider doing now before it's too late. Read our list of 15 tips for Canadian snowbirds; from border wait times, travel insurance, to car and home insurance needs, this handy top 15 snowbird travel tips will help you prepare for your getaway.
  • Moving? Where You Live Affects How Much You Pay in Insurance
    Chances are when you are looking to move, whether it is because you're planning on buying a new home or moving to a new apartment, the last thing you think about is how it will affect your car insurance premiums. And, who can blame you? But the fact is that when you move, your auto insurance premiums will likely change; for the lucky, it might mean paying less for car insurance, for others, it might mean paying more.
  • Auto Insurance Tips for When Your Kids Head off to College
    Whether your child stays at home or goes to school out of town, fees and tuition can be expensive. But there are ways to save money - particularly on your car insurance premiums if your child is listed as an active driver on your policy.
  • Back to School, Lesson #1: How to Save up to $750 on Your Car Insurance
    As the school bell rings, and students (and parents) get back into the grind, there's no better time for a refresher course in getting the cheapest car insurance rate. It's back to school & savings season. Find out if you'll be getting an A+ this year.
  • Tickets Fall in Autumn: Drivers Get Fewer Tickets During the Fall
    Compared to the rest of the seasons, drivers appear to be on their best behaviour after the dog days of summer are over. Drivers say they get fewer traffic tickets during the fall months-October, November, and December-than any other time of the year. See which seasons are best, and worst, for getting tickets.
  • Falling for Fewer Collisions: Fewer Accidents Occur in the Fall Season
    Compared to the rest of the seasons, accidents appear to be less likely to happen when the leaves are changing colour. See which seasons are best, and worst, on the roads for collisions according drivers getting car insurance quotes at Kanetix.ca.
  • Three Reasons Why Students Need Tenant Insurance
    With a new school year fast approaching, many students will be leaving home and moving into on-campus housing or their first apartment. There's a lot to pack - books, laptops, clothes, furniture, entertainment systems... But are students packing property insurance to protect all of these valuables? See why students need tenant insurance.
  • Which Cars Hold their Value the Best?
    Thinking about buying a new car? If so, then chances are you've heard that as soon as you drive off the dealer's lot, your brand new vehicle depreciates somewhere around 20 per cent. But vehicles depreciate at different rates, and each year. See which vehicles hold their value the best.
  • Top 10 Selling Sports Cars in Canada
    As the most-liked vehicle on Facebook, with more than 8 million people giving it the thumbs up, the Ford Mustang also happens to be Canada's best-selling sports car. On the roads since 1964, the Ford Mustang holds a special place in many driver's hearts and minds; it's an iconic muscle car. See which other sports cars top the list.
  • Top 6 Electric Cars (For Those Who Don't Have Tesla Money)
    The Ontario government recently announced that they will be spending $20 million to install a network of almost 500 electric car charging stations across the province by the end of March 2017. So why is it still so hard to get Canadian drivers on the electric movement? Some worry about the reliability of the battery. Others question the price point. Taking range and price into consideration, check out our top six battery electric vehicles (BEV) that aren't a Tesla.
  • Wildfires, Ice Storms, Tornadoes, and Hail: Canada's 10 Costliest Disasters
    The Fort McMurray wildfires that forced almost 90,000 residents out of their homes have been devastating. The damage caused, vast. In fact, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) estimates that the insured property damage caused by the wildfires to be almost $3.6 billion.
  • 10 Times When Your Home Insurance May Not Pay Out
    You may think that your property insurance will cover anything and everything that happens in your home, but, this isn't entirely true. Here are some reasons why your insurance provider may not completely pay out your claim, or worse may reject your claim or cancel your coverage all together...
  • On the Road with Car Rental Insurance
    With the days getting hotter, and vacation days to use, many of us are thinking of taking a road trip, driving up to the cottage, or making a few trips to the beach over the summer. If you're renting a car, before you leave home, make sure you know you'll be covered.
  • Top 15 Countries Visiting Canada
    It will likely come as no surprise, that of all the people coming to visit Canada, residents of the United States are the most represented; but, what other countries may have Canada on their radar as a vacation destination this summer?
  • Wipe Accidents Away with Accident Forgiveness
    Even good drivers can have a bad day behind the wheel. If you're ever involved in a collision, you'll likely have concerns about the impending increase in your car insurance rate. However, if this is your first at-fault accident, your insurance company may offer you "accident forgiveness."
  • Top 15 States Visiting Canada
    Every year, more than 12 million Americans cross the border into Canada and spend billions while on vacation. If you've met a friendly American at your neighbourhood restaurant, chances are they're from one of these states.
  • New Survey Shows 98% of Canadians Are Polite Drivers... Or So They Think
    Canadians are rumoured to be extremely polite. We hold doors open for each other, we always say thank you, and we never have road rage... or at least that's what we seem to think. A recent Kanetix.ca survey found that most Canadians think highly of their driving etiquette, but further survey results show they may be overstating their own level of politeness.
  • How to Handle the Moments After a Car Accident
    The moments after a car accident can be challenging, even if it was a minor collision and no one was injured. What should you do? Who should you call? How will damages be resolved? Follow these tips to ensure the process goes smoothly.
  • How to Get Car Insurance in a New Province
    When it's time to move, there's a lot to do! This is especially true when you're moving to a new province. For those that drive, car insurance is essential no matter where you live in Canada. It's important that you change your car insurance when you move to another province. The good news is that it's not as difficult as you might think. Here are some simple tips you can follow to make finding insurance in a new province easy.
  • Save Money With A Letter of Experience
    Knowing what insurance companies look at is important when you're shopping for new auto insurance. There's a lot that goes into calculating your insurance rate, like your insurance history. But what happens, if for some reason, your insurance history is not easily available, or there are discrepancies on your insurance history? You may be asked to provide a Letter of Experience.
  • Travel Tips to Travel More
    We're halfway through 2016, and have you fulfilled your New Year's Resolution to "travel more"? If you're still working on it, the Kanetix.ca list of travel resolutions will help you get where you want to go faster and enjoy it more while you're there.
  • Buying Your First Car, or Your Tenth: 6 Resources Worth Checking out Before You Buy
    Whether you're buying your first car or already own a car and are looking for a new set of wheels, buying a car should not be an impulse buy. It's important to do your research because no one wants a car that consumes too much gas, has high car insurance rates, or is one of the worst rated cars in Canada. We've rounded up six resources worth checking out before you buy.
  • More Than Half of Ontario Drivers Automatically Renew Their Policies
    When it comes time to renew your auto insurance policy, do you shop around? If you could get a better deal and pay less for auto insurance, would you? Many don't when it comes to car insurance in Ontario.
  • Infographic: Great Canadian Road Trip Tips and Road Trip Essentials
    Where will your wheels takes you? No matter where you go in Canada, there are many great stops that just shouldn't be missed while on a road trip. We've picked a few road trip ideas for you but, let's be honest, for every one featured in the Great Canadian Road Trip Stops and Tips infographic, there are another 100 that deserve their time in the spotlight too.
  • The Most Environmentally Friendly Canadian Cars
    The Canadian Green Car Awards recognize vehicles with the greatest potential to minimize the overall impact of automobiles on the environment. Six have been identified as the greenest on the roads. See which cars won.
  • Gas Prices Driving You to Walk? Fuel Savings Tips
    Increasingly pinched at the pump, Canadians more than ever, are looking to spend less on their least favourite car costs. We've rounded up a slew of fuel savings tips for Canadian drivers tired of high gas prices. Spend less on gas and save on auto insurance too. We tell you how.
  • The Sharing Economy Grows with Turo's Entrance into Canada
    Owning a car is expensive. There's the initial cost of the purchase, upkeep, maintenance, gas, auto insurance, and parking to name just a few car-related expenses. But now that Turo is available in Canada, car owners in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec may be able to offset those costs by renting their cars out to drivers who are in need of a vehicle.
  • The Top 10 Countries Canadians Visit Most
    Canadians are some of the most well-travelled people in the world. Even so, there are tried and true destinations that Canadians continue to visit. If you're planning a holiday and need some inspiration, see what countries are favoured by Canadians year after year as a go-to destination.
  • Top 15 Tips To Cheaper Auto Insurance
    The more you know about how insurance works, the more you'll be able to save off your premiums. Follow these simple tips and you'll know how to unlock the ways to maximize your car insurance savings.
  • Top Tips for Canadian Motorcycle Riders
    It's that time of year again when Canadian motorcyclists are itching to hit the open road. Whether you're an experienced rider or just starting out, make sure you're ready to roll this summer-safely and smartly.
  • How to Save Money on Motorcycle Insurance
    With motorcycle riding season upon us, there's no better time to go over some of the top tips that will help you save money on your motorcycle insurance.
  • What Impacts Your Home Insurance [Infographic]
    From the roof to the basement to the garage, there are many things that go into your home insurance rate. But what specifically affects your home insurance rate? As you make your house your home, we've identified 21 things that may influence the rate you pay for your home insurance coverage, and illustrated a few of them in this Kanetix.ca infographic.
  • Home Insurance Savings Guide: 21 Things That Impact Your Rate
    Your home is probably your biggest investment and the best protection for that investment is home insurance. But what specifically affects your home insurance rate? As you make your house your home, we break down some of the things that may influence the rate you pay for your home insurance coverage.
  • Best-Selling Minivans in Canada
    If you drive a minivan, chances are it's the Dodge Grand Caravan. See what other best-selling minivans made it to the top of the list.
  • Tips to Save Once You Decide Tie the Knot
    Life's big moments come with big changes. When you get married, you enter a whole new world of personal finance opportunities. From honeymoons to home insurance, get the most financially from your new life together and say, "I do" to savings.
  • Top 10 Selling SUVs in Canada
    If you're in the market to buy a SUV or crossover, there's more to consider than just the sticker price; there's auto insurance (of course) and gas too. See which SUVs are Canada's best-selling, and how much you can expect to spend a year in gas.
  • Top 10 Trucks in Canada
    In 2015, the pickup trucks Canadians most often bought were mostly built Ford Tough. The Ford F-Series pickup truck is not only the best-selling truck in Canada, but it's the best-selling vehicle, period. In 2015, it was the only vehicle in Canada to break the 100,000 sold achievement. See all the pickups that cracked the top 10 best sellers list in Canada, plus how much they'll cost in gas each year.
  • Top 10 Cars in Canada
    In 2015, the top 10 most popular cars Canadians bought all had a starting sticker price of under $25,000. This tells us that Canadians are cost-conscious when it comes to their vehicles, so we've included the estimated annual gas money you'll need to keep the car moving. See which cars top the best-selling list and which cars cost most to run.
  • The First Stop on the Road to Going Driverless: The Driver-Assisted Vehicle
    We may be years or even decades away from fully driverless cars, but in the meantime, we are in the age of semi-autonomous, driver-assisted vehicles - cars equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that enhance vehicles for safety and better driving. Take a look at our guide to the different levels of automated cars and ADAS options available to you.
  • 10 Holiday Travel Tips
    Canadians love to travel over the holidays and if you're travelling to visit (or escape!) friends and family this year, then you'll want to consider the following travel tips first.

  • Winter Tires in Quebec: It's the Law
    The Quebec winter tire law requires Quebec drivers to equip their vehicles with winter tires by December 15th of each year and keep them on the car until March 15th. If you don't install four winter tires and get caught the fines are hefty, ranging from $200 to $300. Learn more about the Quebec winter tire law, who it affects and how to spot a winter tire.

  • (Buying a ) Home for the Holidays?
    House hunting isn't typically associated with the holiday season, but if you're in the market to buy a home there's no need to give up the hunt just because it's the off-season. In fact, there are those who would argue that house hunting in the off-season offers buyers unique opportunities that don't exist during the traditional home buying season.


 

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