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Class 7 License Alberta Rules, Restrictions & Costs

Our life is full of milestones – crawling, taking your first steps, talking, and eventually driving. One of the most exciting moments in your life is when you finally have the freedom to drive a car. But before you can take road trips to Banff, you’ll need to be a fully licensed driver. The Class 7 learner’s licence is the first step in getting your full driver’s license in Alberta. In this article, we’ll discuss

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Class 5 License Alberta: Everything You Need to Know

If you’ve recently moved to Alberta and are looking for a way to get around, then you’ll need to know about the Class 5 License Alberta. You may not realize this, but there are different classes of licenses that will allow you access to different motor vehicles on the road in Alberta. Your license class is determined by your age, driving experience, and what type of vehicle you’re looking to drive (ie. commercial trucks, motorcycles,

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Learn about Alberta License Classes

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve either just moved to Alberta or have been here for a while and don’t know the difference between the license classes. Well luckily for you, I’m going to break it down so that you have a full understanding of Alberta’s driver’s license system. Getting a driver’s license in Alberta isn’t too much different from other provinces. Much like Ontario and the rest of Canada, Albertans are expected to

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What Do You Do With Your Old License Plates?

In Ontario, license plates are legally required for every registered vehicle. Getting new license plates is something that many people have to go through in their lifetime. But what do you do with your old ones? Can you sell them? These are all common questions people ask themselves when they need a new set of plates. In this blog post, we will answer these questions and provide information on what to do with outdated license

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G Road Test Checklist: How to Get Your Full G Licence On The First Try

Getting your G licence is a huge milestone. It’s the final step in Ontario’s graduated licensing system. With it, you can drive anywhere in Canada without the restrictions of your G1 and G2 licence. The G road test is the final step before becoming a fully licensed driver – and because there are so many restrictions with your G1 and G2 licences, getting it right the first time will save you the headache of having

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Car Insurance Groups in Canada

If you’re looking to save money on insurance premiums, understanding car insurance groups in Canada is a must. There are 50 insurance groups and the more expensive your vehicle is, the higher its insurance group will be. Car insurance companies categorize vehicles by their cost of parts and repairs, vehicle safety, value, and performance. For example, a Honda Civic will be in a lower insurance group than an Audi A4. In this article, we will

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How to Pass the G2 Road Test: G2 Road Test Checklist

Are you preparing to get your G2? Well, you’re in luck! This guide will help you prepare for and pass the G2 road test. Being a G1 driver means you’ve been learning all the rules of the road and how to drive safely. You know how to signal when you want to turn, who has the right-of-way at a four-way stop sign, among other basic driving skills. But now you must complete your G2 road

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Car Safety Inspection: Everything You Need to Know

When you’re on the hunt for a new car, it’s not too difficult to find one that meets your needs. You might even have some idea of what you want and where to go look for it. But when it comes time to purchase a vehicle, there are some things that every potential buyer – no matter how savvy they may be – should take into consideration before signing on the dotted line. When you

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Does Your Address Affect Your Car Insurance?

Your postal code doesn’t just tell the postman where to deliver your mail. It also tells insurance providers how much they should charge you for car insurance! If you live in downtown Toronto, your car insurance premium will be more than if you live in a rural area. This is because of the higher number of accidents that occur in urban areas. In this article, we’ll discuss how changing addresses can affect your insurance rates.

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Weather-Related Insurance Claims: Storms, Water & Hail – Are You Covered?

If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know it can be costly. Whether it’s the deductible or just being out of a vehicle for an extended period of time, there are lots of expenses that come along with a collision. But what about when something bad happens and it’s not from another car? What if there is storm damage to your vehicle? Do you have to worry about having enough coverage on your

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Can Your Car Be Impounded for No Insurance?

A car impound can be a really stressful situation, especially if you don’t know what to do. If your vehicle was impounded for no insurance, this blog post will help you out! You’ll learn about what happens when your car is impounded and how much it will cost to get it back. We also have tips on how to avoid being without car insurance so that you’re not stuck with another car impound fee in

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Police Warnings: Do They Affect Car Insurance Rates?

For the most part, when drivers make a mistake it’s not intentional but rather because they’ve grown careless and overconfident. Once you’ve been pulled over by a police officer, it doesn’t matter why you made an error; all that matters is that you made one. It’s best to pay attention and follow the laws so as not to put your own safety or others’ at risk. In Ontario, verbal police warnings are sometimes given to

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Ontario School Zone Speed Limits & Rules

It’s important to keep your eyes on the road while driving in Ontario, especially if you are passing through a school zone. Ontario has strict laws about speeding near schools and they impose hefty fines for those who are caught. A study done by CAA in 2019, showed that nearly 50% of Canadians polled witnessed a distracted driver in a school zone, with 25% of Canadians witnessing a near miss or collision in a school

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Car Insurance for Low Mileage Drivers

If you have a car, but don’t drive it very often, then this article may be for you. Auto insurance rates can vary based on your driving habits and the frequency of your vehicle usage. If you’re not using it much, then why pay more? We’ll compare quotes from Canada’s top insurance companies to help you find the best rate for your low mileage vehicle. If you’re a low mileage driver, then you will most

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Does Insurance Cover Sliding on Ice?

The winter season is here, and with it comes the possibility of ice on the roads. When you are driving in these conditions, there’s a chance that your vehicle will lose traction. This can lead to a collision and damage to your car or other vehicles involved in the accident. If this happens on highways then damages could be fatal and more severe. Whether you are able to claim for the damages under your insurance

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Can a Car Insurance Company Refuse to Insure You in Ontario?

If you own a vehicle, car insurance is a necessary part of life. It’s required by law in all provinces and if you’re driving without it, the penalties can be steep. However, what happens when an insurance company refuses to cover you? What if they refuse to insure you because of your age or driving history? For many, the process of purchasing or renewing their auto insurance is a relatively straight forward one-step transaction. However,

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Fire Hydrant Parking: Your Questions Answered

It’s a typical day in Ontario and you need to make a quick stop at the store. You find parking on the side of the road, but there is one issue: it’s right next to a fire hydrant. You know that if you park there you will get fined by authorities, but how much is the parking ticket? Does it affect your insurance? Do you get demerit points? So many questions! Whether or not this

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A Guide to Car Ownership, Transferring Car Ownership & Joint Car Ownership in Ontario

Vehicle ownership is a big step for most Canadian drivers. Whether you buy new or used, upon completion of the transaction, you become the vehicle owner. But what does that mean? Do I need to register my car and pay insurance on it every year? How do I transfer ownership if I sell my vehicle? The questions are endless! In this blog post we will take a look at vehicle ownership in Ontario, how to

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Do Insurance Companies Share Information?

In the world of auto insurance, it’s not uncommon for policyholders to receive multiple quotes from different providers. The question that many people ask themselves is “do these companies share information with each other?” In Ontario, they do not. Car insurance providers are not allowed to share any personal information that is collected. Do insurance companies share quote information? In Ontario, insurance companies are not permitted to share any personal information that is collected by

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Does Insurance Cover Paint Scratches?

If you own a car, you know that paint scratches are inevitable. Living in Canada can make this even more of a problem, as our harsh winters and salt-covered roads take their toll on your vehicle’s exterior. While some people might think about going to the body shop every time they have a scratch, it is important to be aware of what does or does not come under the coverage of your policy with Canadian

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A Guide to Car Insurance Renewal in Ontario

Car insurance renewal is an annual deal for most drivers in Ontario. If your car insurance policy is up for renewal, there are some important things to know about the process. For one thing, standard auto insurance policies have a one-year term. As your renewal date approaches, you can expect a letter from your current insurer with an updated rate and documentation. You should also receive a new motor vehicle certificate of insurance. Once you

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Can you Register a Car Without Insurance in Ontario?

If you’ve recently purchased a vehicle in Ontario for the first time you probably have some questions about the vehicle registration process. One of the most popular questions we get is, “Can I register my car without insurance?” In Ontario, you must have proof of insurance, usually in the form of an insurance pink slip, to register your vehicle. Below we’ve outlined and answered some of the most common questions we receive about registering a

Are Manual Cars More Expensive to Insure?

Are Manual Cars More Expensive to Insure?

When you are shopping for a car, one of the key features to consider is whether or not it has a manual or automatic transmission. Oftentimes people think that because they will be doing most of the work themselves by driving a vehicle with a manual transmission, they will save money on insurance. It turns out this isn’t always true! Read on to find out more about the pros and cons of owning a vehicle

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Can you Drive a Vehicle Without a Licence Plate?

If you’re in the market for a used car, you may be wondering how you’ll get your used car home. A vehicle without a licence plate is one that was either never registered or had its registration cancelled by the government. In most cases, this means that the vehicle will not be able to be driven legally on public roads and could even result in your insurance being voided if your insurance provider found out

Is there HST on Car Insurance in Ontario?

Is there HST on Car Insurance in Ontario?

Auto insurance is a necessary evil, and as Canadians, we’re used to paying some of the highest rates in the world! But don’t worry, if you live in Ontario there’s no HST tax on your car insurance. Does that mean I’ll save money? The answer is yes – but it depends on how much coverage you need. If an individual has enough liability coverage for damage or injury to others (or their property) then they

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Can I Buy a Car With No Insurance?

Are you buying a car but you’re wondering if you need insurance before purchasing? Well, that answer depends if you’re buying from a private seller or a dealership. We’ve created this guide to help answer all of your questions regarding the process. Do I Buy Car Insurance Before I Buy a Car? This depends on how you decide to pay for your new or used car. There really is no escaping car insurance as it’s

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A Guide to Careless Driving in Ontario

Have you been charged with careless driving in Ontario and you’re not sure what to do next? Don’t worry, we’ve created this guide to relieve you of any worry by helping you better understand the situation you’re in. What is Careless Driving in Ontario? In 2018, there was an update to the Highway Traffic Act which divides careless driving into two versions: causing NO bodily harm or death and causing bodily harm and death. Version

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Are Coupes More Expensive to Insure Than Sedans?

When it comes to purchasing car insurance, there are several factors that go into determining the cost of your policy such as your location, gender, driving record, mileage, and more. More importantly, car insurance providers will consider the type of car you drive before giving you an insurance quote. This means that whether you drive a coupe or a sedan, your car insurance will vary. Generally speaking, coupes are known to be more expensive to

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How Does Non Owner Insurance in Canada Work?

What is a non-owner auto insurance policy? Non-owner car insurance is offered to drivers who don’t own a car but borrow, rent or participate in car sharing services such as Zipcar on a regular basis. Like all drivers in Canada, it’s illegal to get behind the wheel without a valid auto insurance policy. So whether you’re borrowing someone else’s car or renting a vehicle, it’s crucial that you have a valid insurance policy with liability

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Red Light Camera Ticket Ontario: What You Need to Know

About red light camera tickets in Ontario In an attempt to keep our roads safe, the province of Ontario has introduced legislation that allows municipalities to install red-light cameras that photograph vehicles that don’t stop at a red light. These photographs can be used to ticket you for reckless driving. Red light cameras were introduced to discourage drivers from running red lights and possibly causing accidents. They are usually installed in the highest traffic &

Out of Province Speeding Tickets: What You Need to Know

Out of Province Speeding Tickets (OPST) No matter where you are driving, you are liable to get a speeding ticket, or any other traffic ticket. Wherever you are, the tickets come with a variety of penalties and consequences. This article breaks down the various penalties associated with receiving speeding tickets far from home and how you might fight a ticket you think is unjust. Do I have to pay an out of province speeding ticket?

Speeding Tickets and Insurance Ontario

Speeding tickets in Ontario Speeding tickets are one of the most common traffic offenses in Ontario. In 2019, police officers issued more than 200 000 tickets in Toronto alone. It’s no surprise either. Most of us have experienced driving along an empty road and letting yourself inch past the limit because we think we know we are safe. However, speeding tickets can seriously damage your driving record and hike up your insurance rates more than

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Can Car Insurance be Transferred?

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How to Buy Car Insurance in 2020

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Benefits of Driver’s Ed

If you’re looking to start driving a vehicle in Ontario it’s important to understand the rules of the road and how to drive safely. One of the best ways to prepare yourself for driving is to enrol yourself in a driver’s ed course. Not only will you learn proper driving techniques but you can greatly lower your insurance premiums. You will benefit in many ways when you take driver’s lessons and it will get you

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Demerit Points Ontario: What You Need to Know

What are demerit points? Demerit points in Ontario are in place to keep drivers obeying the rules of the road and practicing responsible driving. When a driver is guilty of a traffic conviction, they can receive both a fine and demerit points. The point system ranges from 2 points for minor convictions to 7 points for more serious convictions.  Drivers in Ontario want to avoid having demerit points added to their driver’s license. Not only

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Weekend Car Insurance – Does it Exist?

There aren’t any policies (that we know of) that let you insure a car on the weekends only. If you own a collector vehicle or if you are not going to be driving your car to work or school then there are a few options for you. We will discuss them in this article. Collector Cars If you own a vehicle that is at least 25 years old then you may be eligible for collector

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Disability Vehicles

4 Modifications Aiding the Mobility of the Physically Impaired It is quite incredible that for many years now, individuals living with physical disabilities have been able to drive motorized vehicles almost as easily as those with no physical impairments. This is thanks to a number of vehicle modifications that are available to those that are unable to control a car in the standardized fashion. Relying on caregivers or other people for purposes of mobility can

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Top 5 Tips for Choosing Car Paint Protection

There’s nothing quite like a good shine on a car. The protection from a great surface coat is yet another plus. Car paint protection products, just as the name suggests, give cars protection from wear and tear, making the paint job stay as smooth and vibrant despite being exposed to the elements. Two of the main products used for last step coating in cars are natural carnauba wax and synthetic polymer sealants. There has been

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How to Check the Transmission Fluid Levels on a Car

So you’re driving and you hear a loud whirring sound when you accelerate. Or, perhaps you find it difficult for your car to accelerate smoothly or reverse from a dead stop – you may want to check your transmission fluid. The transmission fluid allows the gears inside the transmission housing to move freely without any friction on the metal parts. Low levels of transmission fluid lead to a loud, whirring sound on acceleration and deceleration.

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Who Else Wants to Spend Less Time in the Car?

The average American’s commute is more than 25 minutes per day, states the National Public Radio (NPR), which translates to spending more than a full week in the car each year. Most people are looking to spend less time in that cramped metal object. With some planning, coordination and out-of-the-box ideas, you can achieve that goal. Shop for Homes with Convenience in Mind According to the Washington Post, at least 25% of home buyers look for houses

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5 Things To Check When Buying A Used Car

Cars are key to our everyday lives. We probably all take them for granted. They are so much more than just fibre glass and fuel. We spend a lot of time in our cars each day and therefore it’s important to ensure you’ve got the right car for you. Unfortunately, as much as we’d all love to speed through the morning traffic in a Bugatti Veyron, most new cars are very expensive (particularly Bugattis!) and so for