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 to help you make the right choice for you and your family.
Can Bad Credit Affect Your Auto Insurance Rate? If you're shopping for a new auto insurance policy, you might wonder if the insurance company will check your credit. Or, you may question if a bad credit score will affect the insurance premiums you have to pay each month. Here's what you need to know.
100% of Drivers Agree They'd Like to Pay Less for Auto Insurance We can all agree it would be nice to spend less money on auto insurance. But how exactly can you go about lowering your car insurance premiums? We've got this one for you. Because when virtually everyone wants to spend less, there has to be a way to maximize your savings, right? Right!
How to Get Renter's Insurance Most people, at one time or another, have rented where they live. And, for young adults looking to move out for the first time, it's a rite of passage. But along with the excitement of having a place to call your own is the reality of the everyday responsibilities that are essential, like tenant insurance. Learn how to get tenant insurance and why it's important to have.
12 Long Weekend Driving Tips As we prepare to close the book on another summer, scores of Canadians will be looking to write one last chapter and will be taking to the road to make the most out of the last long weekend of the season. Twelve long weekend driving tips to help you get to where you want to go safely, and free of tickets and collisions.
The Top 10 Countries Canadians Visit Most Canadians are some of the most well-travelled people in the world. It's a big world out there and based on the destinations favoured by Canadian travellers in 2019 so far, we're all over the map...literally.
Concerned About Self-Driving Cars, You're Not Alone If you have concerns about self-driving vehicles, you're not the only one. A Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) poll found that about 83 percent of drivers admit they don't know much about these new technologies.
The Crazy Costs of a Broken Arm While Travelling
It can happen to anyone. A simple tumble while walking on the beach, a missed step on a set of stairs, or a spill off your bicycle. It doesn't take much to land poorly and break your arm and, if it happens while you're on holiday, it could be costly. You might not think something as common as a broken arm would be financially devastating, but it is.
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.
Going on Vacation? 10 Ways to Protect Your Home There's nothing better than going on vacation and if you're planning to squeeze in some time away before summer's end, it's important to take the necessary steps to protect your home while you're on holiday.
Top 15 Tips to Cheaper Auto Insurance The more you know about how insurance works, the more you'll be able to shave off your premiums. Follow these simple tips and you'll know how to unlock the ways to maximize your car insurance savings.
Major Conviction, Minor Conviction...What's the Difference? A part of what goes into determining your auto insurance rate is your driving record, including any tickets you may have received. There are a variety of different types of tickets and some have more influence on your premiums than others.
Getting Life Insurance if You're a Smoker (or an Ex-Smoker) Although smoking is nowhere near as common as it once was, about one-third of Canada's population has smoked at one time or another and that's a whole lot of people who may have concerns about their premiums when it comes to getting life insurance. These concerns, however, are often based on myths, and end up discouraging people from getting the life insurance they may need.
Save Five to 10 Percent on Your Car Insurance Right Away Auto insurance is one of those costs of owning a car that everyone wants to save money on, spending less on fuel is another. Yet, while there's often little you can do about the price of fuel, the price of auto insurance can often be mitigated by shopping around. Another way to lower your premium, however, is by raising the deductibles you've chosen which could save you in the neighbourhood of five to 10 percent off your auto insurance premiums.
Can You Claim It? Sometimes "it" hits the fan. When things go wrong, really wrong, that's where your insurance coverage can help, but sometimes you might wonder if submitting a claim is in your best interest or if you're even covered.
Ontario to Scrap Out-of-Country OHIP Coverage Travellers are generally encouraged to buy travel insurance before going on holiday, but those who don't because of the emergency coverage available to them through OHIP will soon find they're without any sort of travel coverage come the fall.
How to Protect Your Home from a $43,000 Repair Bill Water damage makes up almost half of all home insurance claims, and for flooded basements the price tag is high. It's estimated that the average cost to repair a flooded basement is $43,000, yet, there are protections that residents can implement, for often less than $250.
Ontario Car Insurance Rates Are Increasing (Again) According to the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), car insurance rates for many Ontario drivers will be going up at renewal. See how much your rates could be going up the next time you get your renewal documents.
Having a Baby Means It's Time for Life Insurance Having a baby means it is time for life insurance, because, underneath the excitement of bringing your newborn home for the first time is also a concern for what lays ahead, especially when it comes to the family's finances.
Top Holiday Destinations for Couples One of the perks of being in a relationship is you have a built-in travel companion. A person who you want to come with you when you're looking to take a holiday from your regular routine. See which popular destinations top the list for Canadian couples with wanderlust.
Gas Prices Driving You to Walk? Fuel Savings Tips Gas prices have increased, Canada-wide, and who knows when they'll come back down. Pinched at the pump, Canadians more than ever, are looking for ways to save on two of their least favourite car costs: gas and car insurance.
How to Test Drive a Car Taking a car out for a test drive is an integral part of the car buying process. Yet, it's been estimated that about 16 percent of car buyers skip the test drive, and 33 percent test drive just one vehicle.
Top Destinations for Travellers Who Fly Solo Every now and again you just need some "me, myself, and I" time and for many people this means packing your bags and going on vacation blissfully alone. See which popular destinations top the list with solo travellers.
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 spring has officially sprung it's time to see if you could spring into some savings on what you pay for coverage.
18 Myths About Car Insurance There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about auto insurance in Canada that often lead Canada's 26 million licensed drivers down the wrong road. Let's right these wrongs today so that the route ahead is clear.
Quiz: When a Storm Hits, Are You Covered? When the weather is wild and causes damage, are you covered? Take the Kanetix.ca quiz to find out how weatherproof your coverage is, or can be, with the right policy.
Does Car Colour Affect Your Auto Insurance Rate? When you bought your car, did the colour of it matter to you? Did you pick the colour because you believed it would affect how much you pay for auto insurance? Learn how car colour affects your auto insurance premium, if at all.
Ring in Spring: Travel Tips for March Break Every year, thousands of Canadians weary of winter set their sights on the upcoming March Break holiday. Last year, Toronto's Pearson Airport estimated they'd see 130,000 travellers on the Friday prior to March Break; well over what they see on a typical day. You can expect all airports across the country to be busier than normal. Are you ready for the crowds? How about going through security clearance?
The Highs and Lows of Toronto Car Insurance Rates 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.
The 10 Most Expensive Cities for Ontario Auto Insurance We round up the top 10 most expensive cities for car insurance in Ontario based on estimates from Kanetix's InsuraMap. Most are found in the GTA, but the priciest city might not be where you think. If you're wondering about the cheapest, we've got that too.
Best-Selling Minivans in Canada Minivans have a funny status among Canadians. You either love them or you hate them. Yet, after more than 30 years of family-friendly style, the minivan continues to be the vehicle of choice for many parents.
How Much is Your Vacation Worth to You? Vacations can be expensive. From flights to hotels, rental cars and excursions, it's easy to spend thousands of dollars on a getaway. Yet, many travellers do not get trip cancellation insurance to protect their investment, according to a recent Kanetix.ca survey.
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 and fuel efficiency 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 2018, 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. 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 The year 2018 was another good one for the Honda Civic; for the 21st year in a row, the Civic has come out on top as Canada's best-selling car. Since 1997, the Civic has been, hands down, Canada's favourite car. See what other cars are favoured by Canadians.
Travel Tips to Travel More New Year's resolutions are usually blah and not terribly imaginative. Save money. Lose weight. Eat better. Hit the gym. Be nicer to people (*sigh*). All are noble endeavours to be sure, but if this year you resolved to add travel to your repertoire, the Kanetix.ca list of travel tips will help you get where you want to go faster and enjoy it more while you're there.
Breaking Bad Habits for Good: Auto Renewing Your Car Insurance In the world of car insurance, the best time of year for drivers is renewal time. It's the time of year when you can easily switch auto insurance providers, for any reason. Yet many drivers allow their policy to auto renew, which may seem convenient at the time but can end up being a costly mistake.
Are You Up to the Challenge? It's Trivia Time! Who doesn't like a little trivia? Given there's a day dedicated to it each year, January 4, there are obviously trivia enthusiasts everywhere, including here at Kanetix.ca. We're also keen on all things insurance and we've pulled together 10 questions that we're confident will answer the question: Are you up to the challenge?
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?
Accidentally Speaking: Take the Road Test When are you more likely to be in a collision, during the morning or evening rush hour? In December, February or August? Take the Kanetix.ca (Road) Test to find out.
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.
(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.
Fire Safety Tips to Protect Your Home Winter is the worst season for fires in Canada and it's likely no coincidence that National Home Fire Safety Week (November 24 to 30) takes place when the temperatures start to dip. Douse the risk of fire in your home this winter with this collection of fire safety tips.
Brace Yourself for Parking Lot Mayhem As throngs of shoppers descend on the stores this Black Friday and beyond, two things are certain: the parking lots are going to be busier than usual and secondly, we can all use a refresher on how best to tackle this reality.
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 a cross-border shopping trip 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.
A 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.
Tips for Winter Driving With flurries in the forecast, 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.
One in Four Canadians Admit to Driving Without Their Glasses The vast majority of Canadians require vision correction, about 74 per cent, yet many drivers take an unnecessary risk when they get behind the wheel. A recent study found that one in four Canadians who have corrective lenses admitted to driving at least twice in the last year without wearing their glasses or contacts.
Are You Ready for the Challenges That Come with Driving in the Dark? Daylight is increasingly scarce at this time of year, and for many drivers this means getting to work, and home again, is done under the cloak of darkness. Driving at night however, can be challenging, and sometimes we can all use a refresher on how to tackle the roads when the sun sets for the evening.
The Most and Least Reliable Cars on the Road Not sure which dealership to head to first when looking to buy a new car? With so many car brands to choose from it can be difficult to decide. However, a recent ranking of the most and least reliable car brands by Consumer Reports might help.
13 Halloween Safety Tips at Home and in the Car As much as children love to go trick-or-treating and the resulting stash of candy, Halloween can be ghoulish if precautions by homeowners and drivers aren't taken. We here at Kanetix.ca have scared up 13 Halloween safety tips for around the home and in the car that will help ensure your night doesn't end up giving you a fright.
The Reality of Cannabis-Impaired Drivers in Canada It's usually alcohol we think of when the topic of impaired driving comes up, but with the legalization of cannabis, drug-impaired driving is a focus now too. It's a discussion, however, that likely should have started years ago.
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 grisly, 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?
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. Don't get caught unprepared. It's time to schedule a visit with your mechanic to do a tune-up and inspection of your vehicle now before we're knee deep in snow.
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, you can harvest the savings this Thanksgiving season at Kanetix.ca.
Celebrate Seniors Day by Saving Money on Car Insurance What are you doing for Seniors Day, this October 1? Kanetix.ca would like to invite you, or the drivers in your life who are over 65, to compare car insurance rates. It's an easy way to see if there are lower car insurance premiums available which can help you save money.
How Likely are Canadians to Lay on the Horn When Traffic Issues Arise? A recent Kanetix.ca survey has found that 46 per cent of Canadians are horn happy. This is the number who said they were likely to use their vehicle's horn to voice their disapproval of any traffic-related issue. That leaves 54 per cent who said they're more likely to watch what's going on around them in silent displeasure. Which way do you lean?
Does Driving High Mean You're Driving Impaired? For the last several decades, any talk about impaired driving has mostly centred on drunk driving. Since the federal government first introduced the bill to legalize cannabis in the country, however, the conversation has turned to focus on drug-impaired driving as well.
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 like books, laptops, clothes, furniture, and entertainment systems to name just a few of the essentials. But, what about property insurance? See why your student may need tenant insurance.
Tips on Buying a Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Have you had it with the mostly ups, and the occasional downs of gas prices? Is a fuel-efficient car in your future? If so, this handy guide on how to choose a fuel-efficient vehicle will aid you in buying a car that will help you save at the pump.
Distracted Driving Laws in Canada Canada continues to crack down on distracted driving. All provinces and territories (aside from Nunavut) have some form of distracted driving-related legislation in place. And while the laws and penalties vary by province, the intent behind the legislation is the same: to encourage drivers to remain fully focused on the road while driving.
Safety Tips for Setting off Fireworks Like many Canadians, fireworks and sparklers may be lighting up your night this Canada Day. If you're hosting your own home fireworks display, minimize the chance of injury or property damage this Canada Day with these firework safety tips.
Father's Day Savings Tips Start Here The kids will ensure that this Father's Day, June 17th, Dads everywhere are loaded up with thoughtful gifts, but don't overlook the gift you can give yourself: saving your hard-earned money.
What a PC Win in Ontario Could Mean to Your Auto Insurance Now that Doug Ford's PC party has won the election in Ontario, what could this mean to the premiums you pay for auto insurance? It's a topic that over the course of the campaign that both the Liberals and NDP touched on, but it's unclear what the PCs plan to do now that they're in power.
Nearly Half of Homeowners Plan to Renovate Their Home If you're thinking about renovating your home this year, hopefully you've locked in your contractor as they'll likely be busy in the coming months. According to CIBC's annual home renovation poll, 45 per cent of Canadian homeowners say they expect to undertake some sort of home renovation this season
What Happens When a Cyclist Gets a Traffic Ticket? June is Bike Month in Ontario, and as more people put down their car keys and take to their bicycles, some cyclists may be surprised to learn that they can be ticketed for traffic offences, just like drivers, and face the same fines.
Will Work for Belly Rubs
Could you use a little less stress in your day? Need a little boost in office productivity? Then maybe the answer lies in your favourite four-legged best friend. With almost half of all Canadian households owning a pet, it's not such a crazy idea that people would enjoy pets in the office too.
Travelling Pet Peeves Exposed There is nothing more exciting than taking a well-deserved trip, but sometimes the journey of getting to your destination can be trying. From barefoot passengers to close talkers, a recent study on airplane and hotel travel etiquette exposes the poor traveller behaviours that get under the skin of jet setting Canadians.
Falling Ill While Visiting Canada: Why Tourists Need Travel Insurance As we head into the busy tourism season, Canadians everywhere are getting ready to open their doors to friends and family. If you are expecting to welcome visitors from out-of-country this year, encourage them to consider getting Visitors to Canada health insurance before they depart.
Make Mom Proud: Save on Your Car Insurance Mothers everywhere can appreciate saving money, but perhaps more importantly moms know that overpaying for anything is just wasteful. Make mom proud this Mother's Day and see if you can spend less on your car insurance.
Top 10 Electric Vehicles That Will Give You a Charge Gone are the days when you only had one or two options to choose from if you were in the market for a plug-in electric vehicle. Now there are about 40 models available and we've identified the 10 most popular with drivers at Kanetix.ca.
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 riding season-safely and smartly.
Almost 50 Per Cent of Tenants Are Without Renter's Insurance Of the more than 14 million households in Canada, approximately 4.5 million are rented by tenants, according to the 2016 Census. A recent Kanetix.ca survey suggests that potentially 2 million of these households don't have the protection that comes with purchasing a tenant insurance policy. The survey found that 48.5 per cent of Canadian tenants don't have a policy to call their own.
Which Cars Hold Their Value the Best? Everyone has heard that the minute you drive off the dealer's lot with your brand new vehicle, it's worth a lot less than what you just paid for it. By the end of the first year, your vehicle will likely have depreciated in value somewhere in the neighbourhood of 20 to 30 per cent. See which vehicles hold their value the best according to CanadianBlackBook.com.
The Ultimate Myth Busters: Travel Insurance Edition Is travel insurance just for trips abroad? Are you covered under your credit card's policy for the full duration of your trip? The truth behind common myths about travelling and travel medical insurance.
Most Popular Hot Spots for Snowbirds Now that we are smack dab in the middle of winter, if you are retired (or of retirement age) and like to travel, you may be setting your sights on where you can go to escape the snow, slush and cold. According to a recent Kanetix.ca survey, these warm weather destinations are tops with Canadian snowbirds.
Ready to Plug-In for Lower Insurance Premiums? From auto insurance to life insurance and everything in between, would you be willing to share additional information with your insurance provider if it could help you lower your insurance premiums? The type of information, for example, that is gleaned from technology that you may already be using, like Fitbit, OnStar, Google Assistant, or Siri?
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 winter?
The Cost of Car Insurance in Quebec's Largest Cities Like any big city, there are three realities Montreal drivers must face on a regular basis: traffic, road repairs and construction, and the high cost of auto insurance. On this latter point, drivers in Montreal pay the highest premiums in the province.
In Search of the Cheapest Flights Everyone needs a vacation to look forward to, and now that summer is basically over and everyone is getting back into the grind, it's time to start thinking about your next holiday...and making sure you're not overpaying for your flight to get there.
Buying a Car? Eight Ways to Ensure You're Happy with Your Purchase
There is no better feeling than getting behind the wheel of a car that you love; a car that you enjoy spending time in. That's why, when it's time to buy a new car (or at least one that's new to you), it's important to do a little research. It will be time well spent, because the research you do today can go a long way in ensuring you'll enjoy your new vehicle for years to come.
Amped up for Battery Electric Vehicles: 10 Cars That Will Spark Your Interest Battery electric vehicles (BEVs), especially the Tesla Model S, are sparking the interest of Canadian drivers. More than one in three drivers (36 per cent) who requested auto insurance quotes at Kanetix.ca for a BEV got quotes for the Tesla Model S, followed by the Nissan Leaf (17 per cent). See how the rest ranked.
Canada Is a Nation of Honda Drivers When you take to the road, is your vehicle of choice a Honda or a Toyota? Chances are it is, as these two car brands consistently come out on top of the 10 most popular car manufacturers quoted for auto insurance online through Kanetix.ca.
Home Insurance Myths Busted Home insurance can be confusing. The following are some of the most common misconceptions about home insurance in Canada to help you weed through what's fact and what's fiction.
The Worst Roads in Ontario CAA's annual list of the worst roads in Ontario is out. Do you regularly travel on a road that made the list?
Filming Your Ride: Does a Dash Cam Help with Your Auto Insurance? Whether it's a cyclist cutting across Canada's busiest highway, a collision, or an attempted insurance scam, vehicles equipped with a dash cam have recorded some unbelievable footage out on the road. But does having a dash cam affect your auto insurance at all?
Hobbies That Make Your Life Insurer Squeamish
There are people who like living on the edge. They have nerves of steel and boundless energy and are as nimble as a cat. Understandably, many people cast a wary eye on these risk-takers; after all why would anyone want to jump out of perfectly good airplane or race down a quarter mile track at speeds that defy logic? Not surprisingly, your life insurer may be asking these questions as well.
Could Fido Void Your Home Insurance? In April, Quebec tabled legislation to ban certain dogs in the province. Once the Quebec legislation comes into force, Quebec and Ontario will be the only two provinces in Canada with a province-wide ban on certain breeds of dogs. Could the type of dog you own affect your home insurance coverage?
You Got a Traffic Ticket for What? Everyone knows all the main traffic violations that could affect your auto insurance premiums, like failing to signal, running a stop sign, speeding, or making an improper turn. But, there are plenty of lesser-known instances where a driver may not realize that what they are doing may run afoul of the rules of the road.
Five Bad Driving Habits That Could Cost You How we choose to behave while driving could have serious consequences, perhaps a ticket or worse, an accident. Avoid the following five bad driving habits and not only will you be a safer driver, but you'll also help keep your insurance premiums in check.
The Reality of the Millennial Homeownership Dream If you're a millennial in Canada, or the parent of one, a recent HSBC survey suggests that the dream of homeownership isn't dead, it just requires some help-and work-to bring the dream of buying a home to life.
#KanetixLovesTrees: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Save on Car Insurance With Earth Day just around the corner, Kanetix.ca has pledged to help drivers reduce their carbon footprint. Every time you compare car insurance quotes and call us to secure your rate a donation will be made to Tree Canada, a not-for-profit charitable organization. The donation for each call will equal the money needed to plant and maintain a tree.
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 the heart and mind of many drivers; it's an iconic muscle car. See which other sports cars top the list.
The Cost of Mortgage Loan Insurance in Canada Buying a house can be costly, and for the majority of us, the only way to make that dream a reality is to get a mortgage. Yet, with housing prices being what they are, many Canadians find it difficult to save up the needed 20 per cent down payment to avoid paying for mortgage loan insurance.
First Time Home Buyer, Eight First Time Home Expenses
You did it! You survived the years of saving for a down payment, the open houses, the paperwork, the outrageous bidding wars and the stress of it all, to finally buy a new home. As a first time homeowner, the next year will be exciting, but it will also likely be expensive.
How Ready Are Canadians for Driverless Cars? It may sound like the stuff from a science fiction novel, but self-driving cars may well soon be a reality. In fact, many of today's new cars already have features that came about as a result of the drive to develop autonomous vehicles. As the reality of driverless cars on our roads accelerates, Kanetix.ca has released new survey findings of Canadians' attitudes on the (not so) futuristic vehicles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
How To Ground The Soaring Costs Of Snowbird Travel Insurance Snowbirds heading south this winter will likely feel a chill when it comes time to pay for their snowbird travel insurance coverage as rates have risen this year. See why rates have gone up and how you can spend less on the coverage you need.
12 Long Weekend Driving Tips As we prepare to close the book on another summer, scores of Canadians will be looking to write one last chapter and will be taking to the road to make the most out of the last long weekend of the season. Twelve long weekend driving tips to help you get to where you want to go safely, and free of tickets and collisions.
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 spring has officially sprung, it's time to see if you could spring into some savings on your car insurance.
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