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Compare Ontario auto insurance rates today and start saving!

Compare Ontario auto insurance rates today and start saving!

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Introduction to car insurance in Ontario

Introduction to car insurance in Ontario

Car insurance is there to provide you with financial protection against traffic accidents and the resulting liability arising from damage to the vehicle, property, as well as injury/death. Car insurance can also provide coverage for theft or damage to your vehicle not necessarily caused by a traffic accident (i.e. fire). There are many types of coverages so having a general understanding of the various options at your disposal can be very beneficial. A licenced insurance broker/agent can also provide the needed guidance and help you choose the appropriate insurance coverage for you.

All the details pertaining to your automobile insurance can be found in the certificate of insurance policy. This document provides all the pertinent information such as the term of your policy and all the included coverages and respective limits.

Whether you're looking to buy a car, lease one or already have a vehicle, auto insurance is something that you should keep in mind. So do you have to insure your vehicle? It's a definitive yes! In order to drive a vehicle in Canada the law requires you to have valid auto insurance coverage. The risk of operating a vehicle without auto insurance is quite severe. If caught the party could face hefty fines, driver licence suspension, difficulty obtaining auto insurance in the future and vehicle impounding.

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Availability of the Rates.ca vehicle insurance service

Availability of the Rates.ca vehicle insurance service

Currently if you live in the province of Ontario and Alberta we are able to provide you online auto insurance quotes. Therefore, if you live in Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, London, Oshawa, Etobicoke, Kitchener, Windsor, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge or most other locations in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta we are able to offer you quick and easy car insurance quotes. We are, however, working hard on ensuring that our service becomes available in other provinces in the near future.

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Car insurance rates

There are many factors that are taken into account by insurance companies when providing you with an insurance price quote.

Vehicle type

The type of vehicle you drive impacts the premiums you pay. Think of it this way. If you bought a sports car, are you more likely to speed? If so, does this increase the probability of you being involved in an accident? How much you drive will also affect your premiums which is why you are always asked to provide your approximate vehicle usage when filling out a form to obtain a car insurance rate. The more you drive the higher the chance that you could be involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Driving history

Individuals with a clean driving record would generally pay lower premiums relative to individuals with tickets and/or accidents on their record. Other factors such as the length of your driving history also matter.

Demographics

Where you live matters when calculating insurance premiums. Areas with higher occurrences of theft and collisions would result in higher premiums. Your age also has an effect on your coverage to the extent that if you are 25 years old or older you will generally pay much less to insure your vehicle. This is based on the notion that young new drivers are not as experienced and are therefore more likely to be involved in a traffic collision.

Coverage type

The larger the scope of the coverage and the higher the coverage limits you choose, the higher the premiums you will pay. The deductible, the portion that you must pay out of pocket as a result of a claim, is also important in the calculation of your insurance cost. The higher the deductible you choose the lower your automobile insurance premiums will be.

Discounts

Some insurance companies will provide you with discounts if you meet certain criteria. Discounts can range from winter tire discounts to multi-vehicle discounts. Every insurance company treats discounts differently, so make sure to inquire in order to take advantage of reduced premiums.

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Shopper from BURLINGTON, ONTARIO
2014 NISSAN TRUCK/VAN ROGUE SL 4DR AWD
Dominion of Canada
$1045
per year
Aviva Agency
$1081
per year
Intact Insurance Company
$1103
per year
Chieftain Insurance
$1164
per year
Range of quotes $119
Shopper from RIDGEWAY, ONTARIO
2012 CHEVROLET TRUCK/VAN SILVERADO 1500 LS CREW CAB 4WD
Intact Insurance Company
$1562
per year
Dominion of Canada
$1660
per year
Zenith Insurance
$1687
per year
Royal & SunAlliance
$1717
per year
Range of quotes $155
Shopper from RIDGEWAY, ONTARIO
2012 CHEVROLET TRUCK/VAN SILVERADO 1500 LS CREW CAB 4WD
Intact Insurance Company
$1538
per year
Dominion of Canada
$1613
per year
Zenith Insurance
$1662
per year
Royal & SunAlliance
$1677
per year
Range of quotes $139
Shopper from MORRISBURG, ONTARIO
2016 LEXUS TRUCK/VAN NX200t 4DR AWD
Intact Insurance Company
$983
per year
Aviva
$1057
per year
Dominion of Canada
$1108
per year
Chieftain Insurance
$1128
per year
Range of quotes $145
Updated Feb 21, 2019

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