Auto Insurance

Can Your Driving Habits Survive The Fall Back To Standard Time?

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Living
Anne Marie Thomas

Fhe time change means there's going to be an extra challenge in the coming weeks. Darkness will fall much earlier and road conditions will start to deteriorate. Here's what you need to keep in mind before starting the car and getting on the road.

3 Major Ways IoT Is Shaping The Auto Industry's Future

Saskia Matheson | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business
Saskia Matheson

Among the most important markets within IoT is the automotive industry, where the connected car is already taking off. The IoT-enabled vehicles weave together a suite of integrated devices, which offer many benefits, like improved safety and security, a personalized user experience (Spotify playing your favourite song when you open the door), and a transformed way we think about vehicle ownership.

GTA Is Ontario's Most Expensive Car Insurance Region

Andrew Lo | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada
Andrew Lo

If you live in Brampton, Vaughan or Mississauga and feel like you're paying too much for car insurance, you're not alone and you're definitely not ima...

Decoding 11 Driving Myths This Fall

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada
Anne Marie Thomas

The leaves are beginning to fall, the nights are getting longer and the daytime temperatures are dropping. Yes, the autumn season is upon us. To ensure your vehicle is ready for the changing weather conditions ahead, we're uncovering the truth behind 11 popular driving myths so you can brush up on your knowledge of your car and the roads.

The Top 6 Budget-Friendly Electric Cars

Andrew Lo | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Business
Andrew Lo

When it comes down to it, an electric car can actually save you thousands of dollars down the road when it comes to fuel costs. In addition, some provinces have launched incentive campaigns to help drivers subsidize the initial purchase price. In Ontario for example, drivers can save up to $13,000 on eligible vehicles thanks to incentives.

What It Takes To Get And Keep An Ontario Driver's Licence

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Living
Anne Marie Thomas

Getting your driver's licence is an exciting time in your life. It allows you the freedom of taking to the open road, either to visit friends, explore far away locales or simply get you back and forth to work in a timely manner. But, with Ontario's graduating licensing program this means these privileges come with limits.

There Is A Reason Summer Drivers Get Into More Collisions

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living
Anne Marie Thomas

It's the most wonderful time of the year for motorists -- or so you would think. Despite not having to deal with snow or ice on our roads, there's actually a spike of driving tickets and a rise in collisions in July, August and September.

10 Ways You Can Cut Your Car Costs

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Business
Anne Marie Thomas

You've probably heard that buying a car is one of the worst investments you can make. Reports suggest Canadians spend more than $5,000 a year on maintenance and gas, not to mention tickets, driver's licence and plate renewals, parking and insurance. But does it really have to be this way?

Canadian Uber Drivers Might Actually Have Valid Insurance Soon

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Business

But regulatory approval is still pending.

Don't Wait For A Close Call To Get Winter Tires

Andrew Lo | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Living
Andrew Lo

modern winter tires offer up to 50 per cent more traction than all-seasons, and it's estimated that they'll shorten your braking distance by as much 25 per cent. It's widely reported that winter tires simply handle winter weather conditions better than all-seasons, and from personal experience, I'm a believer.

Ontario Auto Insurance Rises, Despite Liberal Government's Promise

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Business

Auto insurance premiums in Ontario rose slightly in the second quarter of 2015, despite the Liberal government's pledge to lower rates an average of 15 per cent by next month.

The NDP's ATM Fee Proposal is Little More Than a Publicity Stunt

Mark Milke | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

It is easy to bash banks (the NDP obsession), or telecommunications and internet service providers (the Tory preoccupation) but some competition already exists in both those sectors though more is preferable to less. In contrast, both parties miss obvious policy areas that could save consumers a small fortune -- but where prices are currently jacked up in favour of existing producers.

Big Cuts To Car Insurance Premiums Coming To This Province

CBC | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Business

Ontario says it plans to reduce car insurance rates by eight per cent in the coming year and 15 per cent in two years. Finance Minister Charles Sous...

Thieves Using Car GPS Units To Rob Homes

CBC | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada

Technology-savvy thieves are stealing cars and using the vehicle’s global position systems to navigate to the owner’s home so they can break in th...

ICBC Executives Make Drunken Sailors Blush

Jordan Bateman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Former B.C. Premier W.A.C. Bennett once had a cabinet minister tell him he would treat taxpayers' money as if it were his own. "Oh, no, you won't," Bennett said, "not as long as I'm premier. That money is tax money, it's trust money, and I want 110 cents worth of value out of every dollar." That's a philosophy the overpaid executives at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) have clearly failed to embrace. That shouldn't be a surprise -- government monopolies are notoriously inefficient and expensive.