Sick of Winter? Kick the Blahs to the Curb

Winter can be tough but now that the countdown to spring is on, what better time to list the good things to come?

Snowstorms. Bitterly cold temperatures. Wild swings in temperatures. This winter has been an unusual one and Canadians everywhere are wondering when it will end. The good news is, it will end, and spring is on the horizon. But until it's official, we've listed a few of the good things to come.

March Break

Sometimes all it takes is a week away to lift your spirits. If you're looking to kick-start the summer travel season with a trip, don't forget to get travel insurance.

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Winter Tire Season Will Soon Be Over

If you change your tires seasonally, you'll want to watch the temperature to see when it is the best time to switch your winter tires back to your all-seasons. A good rule-of-thumb is to put your all-seasons on when the temperature is consistently 7° Celsius or warmer.

  • Does your auto insurance rate include the winter tire discount? If so, typically the tires need to be on the vehicle from November to April
  • Live in Quebec? By law, you must have winter tires on your vehicle until March 15th. Take them off too early and you could be out a couple of hundred dollars; the typical cost of the ticket you could get

The First Time You Drive Without the Heater On

It's a little thing, but it's a good thing.

Ditching the Winter Boots, Hat, Mitts, and Winter Jacket

Sometime by the end of March, expect to start shedding layers and by mid-April, the winter armour will (hopefully) be long gone from memory and somewhere in the back of the closet.

Long Weekends

The season of long weekends will soon be here. Starting in April, you've almost got a long weekend each month through to October. Who doesn't love a long weekend?

If you're a long weekend warrior, watch out on the roads. There's almost always an anti-speeding or distracted driving campaign to ensure safer roads for everyone. Avoid a ticket by staying the limit and focused on the task at hand.

June, July, and August

Good, better, and best (at least in this writer's opinion.) What's not to like about these three months? Warm weather, summer vacations, patios, barbeques, and gardens in full bloom.

Summer Vacations

Whether you’re travelling solo or with a loved one, travel in the summer months picks up when the weather is warm at home and in virtually all of the countries favoured by Canadian travellers. Where are you travelling to this summer? It’s time to start planning because that’s half the fun.

Kick Your High Auto Insurance Rates to the Curb Too

In addition to kicking the winter blahs to the curb, why not see if you can kick your high auto insurance rates to the curb too? Warm up your wallet and compare car insurance rates today for a better price. At you can find your lowest rates in minutes.

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