Car Insurance News & Resources

Your Online Car Insurance resource

Featured Articles

  • 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 to help banish the ghouls to the netherworld.
  • Ontario Auto Insurance Rates to Decrease 0.1 Per Cent
    Auto insurance rates to decrease, on average by 0.1 per cent, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) reports.
  • Ontario's 10 Most Expensive Cities for Car Insurance
    We round up the top 10 most expensive cities for car insurance in Ontario based on estimates from Kanetix's InsuraMap. Most can be found in the GTA, but the top most expensive city might not be where you think. If you're wondering about the cheapest, we've got that too.
  • Toronto's Most Expensive (and Cheapest) Areas for Car Insurance
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 online for an opportunity to save money. Car insurance can account for a big chunk of your regular expenses, and if left unchecked, it's easy to overpay for it. See why, this Seniors Day, you should compare to save.
  • 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 upon us, it's time to see if you could rake up some extra money by saving on your car 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.
  • Gas Prices Driving You to Walk? Fuel Savings Tips
    Gas prices have increased, Canada-wide, and it is unknown when they'll come back down. Increasingly 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.
  • Back to School, Lesson #1: How to Save Money 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. We've listed 12 long weekend driving tips to help you get to where you want to go safely, and free of tickets and collisions.
  • GMC, Infiniti and Jeep Drivers Are Some of the Worst Drivers on the Road
    Drivers beware of those behind the wheel of a GMC. Drivers of this particular brand of vehicle are more likely to have a less than stellar driving record.
  • 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.
  • 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 per cent of car buyers skip the test drive, and 33 per cent test drive just one vehicle.
  • Infographic: Great Canadian Road Trip Tips and Road Trip Essentials
    With school out for the summer, it's time to plan your family road trip! No matter where you go in Canada, there are many great stops that just shouldn't be missed. 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.
  • Common Myths About Car Insurance
    Insurance can be confusing, and these 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.
  • 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?
  • #KanetixLovesTrees Has Taken Root by Planting 1,250 Trees
    #KanetixLovesTrees, and thanks to the best customers ever, we reached our goal to plant 1,250 trees! So while you saved some green, we planted some green to help minimize the impact driving has on the environment.
  • 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.
  • What Happens When a Cyclist Gets a Traffic Ticket?
    June is Bike Month in Ontario, and as more people put down their car keys this spring 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.
  • 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.
  • New at Kanetix.ca: Aviva Canada's Maple Leafs and Raptors Auto Insurance
    Do you bleed blue for your Maple Leafs? Is your DNA part-Raptor? Aviva Canada has teamed up with the Leafs and Raptors to provide a team branded and fan-focused home and auto insurance program.
  • Save Five to 10 per Cent 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 per cent off your auto insurance premiums.
  • #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.
  • Winning Wheels: AJAC's Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle
    The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), have named their pick for this year's Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. See which vehicles came out on top.
  • 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.
  • Spring Is in the Air and Your Car Needs Some Care
    Now that winter has finally released its grip, it's time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the road ahead. We've pulled together some spring car maintenance tips to ensure your ride is ready for the upcoming driving season.
  • Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Time Home and Auto Safety Checklist
    The weekend most Canadians spring forward 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?
  • 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.
  • Which Cars Hold Their Value the Best?
    Planning on buying a new car? Chances are you've heard that as soon as you drive off the dealer's lot, your brand new vehicle depreciates somewhere around 20 to 30 per cent. What you've heard is partially true; this is how much the average vehicle depreciates in the first year. Even so, vehicles depreciate at different rates. See makes vehicles hold their value the best.
  • Sick of Winter? Kick the Blahs to the Curb
    Winter can be tough, but now that spring is less than a month a way, there's no better time to list the good things to come, including how you can save money today.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Top 10 Trucks in Canada
    In 2016, 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 2016, 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
    2016 was yet another good year for the Honda Civic; for the 19th 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.
  • Drive into Auto Show Season
    Although the Detroit auto show is arguably one of the best known auto shows in North America, you don't have to take a trip to the Motor City when there are many great auto shows to be found here in Canada. See where and when the shows will be near a town near you.
  • 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.
  • Make 2017 the Year You Pay Less for Your Car Insurance
    It's that time of year again, to forget the mistakes of the past and look forward to a new year of opportunity. And, when it comes to your car insurance rates, there's a lot of opportunity to save. Kanetix.ca customers save on average up to $750 off their car insurance premiums. Could you save too?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Father's Day Tips for the Guy Who Has Everything
    Your kids will ensure that this Father's Day, June 19th, you're loaded up with thoughtful gifts, but don't overlook the gift you can give yourself: saving your hard-earned money.
  • 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.
  • Ontario Car Insurance Changes Are Here. What You Need to Know
    Every now and again, the provincial government makes changes to the auto insurance system. Back in January, for example, all Ontario car insurance companies had to offer a winter tire discount to drivers who change their tires seasonally. As of June 1, 2016, there are are more changes you should know about that may affect your coverage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Make Mom Proud: Save Up To $750 On Your Car Insurance
    Mothers everywhere can appreciate saving money, but perhaps more importantly moms know that overpaying is just wasteful. Make mom proud this Mother's Day and see if you can spend less on your car insurance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tips to Avoid Collisions with Pedestrians and Cyclists
    Limited daylight, snow and ice, mixed together with some dirty road slush makes for an interesting commute whether you're driving, cycling or walking. We know most road users are cautious in messy weather, but here are some tips for taking extra caution on the road to avoid a collision.
  • Talking Autonomous: How Will Driverless Cars Affect Canadians?
    Talk of autonomous cars has been going on for years now, with announcements of major companies like Tesla, Mercedes-Benz and most notably, Google releasing their own models. This month, Kia joins the race by unveiling it's vision and roadmap for a fully autonomous vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. In light of the CES unveiling, Kanetix.ca surveyed Canadians to find out how they really feel about driverless cars.
  • Common Myths About Car Insurance
    Insurance can be confusing, and these 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.

  • 15% Is A Good Starting Point, But...Can You Save More On Your Ontario Auto Insurance?
    Take a look at your current auto insurance policy, and ask yourself, "is this the best price I can get?" Chances are-if you're a good driver-you can get a better price, especially in the coming months and year ahead.

  • Ways To Avoid Distracted Driving Habits
    Distracted driving has become the number one killer on the road. Avoid becoming a distracted driving statistic with these tips to help kick eight bad habits that lead to distracted driving.

  • 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 during this season of Thanksgiving.

  • Older and Wiser: Safe Driving Tips for Seniors Behind the Wheel
    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—could use a few safe driving tips now and again.

  • 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 online for an opportunity to save money. Car insurance can account for a big chunk of your regular expenses, and if left unchecked, it's easy to overpay for it. See why, this Seniors Day, you should compare to save.

more articles

 

Ontario Auto Insurance: 15 per cent cheaper in two years

Get a quote

Get an auto insurance quote today and save. Enter your postal code.



X Close

Get Instant Auto Quotes
from top providers

Enter Postal Code