August 25, 2017

An April report found that Ontario has the most expensive auto insurance premiums in Canada - despite also having one of the lowest levels of accidents and fatalities.

August 14, 2017

As you’re signing for the car, the clerk behind the counter asks: “Would you like the added insurance? 

“I’m insured on this,” you think.  

Do you get the added liability coverage or stick with your own insurance?

Alas, there isn't one simple answer.

August 2, 2017

One of the ways to remain innocent until proven guilty is not to say anything more than is needed when you are pulled over. Do not answer any questions such as “Do you know why I pulled you over?” or “Do you know how fast you were driving?” Answer these questions with an “I don’t know, officer” and be nice about it. Cops hate smart people. They love respect.

July 25, 2017

Check out the premier episode of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke featuring Will Smith.   

The show's concept is simple: James gets in a car, picks up a 'random' passenger (usually a triple-A pop star) and drives off. They chat, sing, laugh and leave you feeling good!

Adele, Michele Obama, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Justin Beiber and Britney Spears are just some of the other A-List celebrities that have joined the chat show host for a ride....

July 19, 2017

If your personal property is stolen from your car - think sports equipment, clothing, laptop, shopping purchases - do you know what's covered by your auto insurance policy and what isn't?

Items attached to your car. like roof racks and baby car seats are covered by your auto policy.  

But if the fancy leather jacket that you left in your car is the victim of a smash-and-grab you'd better have a home insurance policy in place.

July 11, 2017

James and Justin Bieber carpool through Los Angeles singing some of Justin's classic songs, and James challenges him to finish a Rubik's Cube.

July 4, 2017

Although the Disney & Pixar Cars series has been successful with fans, the critics have not been enthusiastic. (Rotten Tomatoes only gave Cars 2  a score of 39%.) But, Cars 3 has been deemed "a surprisingly decent effort".

June 28, 2017

Chasers are the tow trucks that race to the scene of an accident/breakdown, often ahead of the police and before CAA, and eagerly offer their services. They troll for the stranded and the vulnerable. They’re not bad people, but they purposely catch you at a bad time to try to make a buck. Don’t let them intimidate or overwhelm you.  Here's how not to get scammed if you take the tow.

June 21, 2017

A tow truck driver may be paid a referral fee by a vehicle repair or body shop to have damaged vehicles towed there. These types of tow truck drivers are known in the industry as "chasers." A tow truck driver may be breaking a municipal bylaw by recommending a repair shop without being asked. To recover these referral fees, tow truck drivers and vehicle repair or body shops may "pad" their bills. In the end, you and other policyholders end up paying. 
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June 14, 2017

While home in London for the holidays, talk show host James Corden picks up his friend Adele for a drive around the city singing some of her classic songs, some Spice Girls, and Nicki Minaj's "Monster".

June 7, 2017

Follow these driving tips for a safe ride at accelerated speed.

May 30, 2017

Not all tickets are created equal. Insurers are generally concerned about the severity of your violation. Tickets are broadly categorized into three types: minor, major, and serious. Check out this article to see how different types of tickets will have different levels of impact on your insurance rate.

May 22, 2017

The first step is to be cautious. Don’t accept the right-of-way when it’s not yours, and never turn in front of another vehicle if the driver waves you through. (Even if that driver is simply being polite, your actions can confuse other drivers and create a dangerous situation.)

The idea is to get you into a position where it’s possible to make the crash look like it was your fault. One scenario is if you’re waiting to make a left-hand turn -- the onco...

May 18, 2017

There are no dedicated auto fraud investigation units within law enforcement, so auto insurers and the Insurance Bureau of Canada have to do their own legwork and then take their discoveries to the police. Convictions don’t always follow, because of the backlog of insurance disputes once it gets to court.

May 11, 2017

Going to traffic court could cost more than the ticket – but it could save you money when you factor in how much your insurance premium will increase. 

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