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Written By Alexandra Bosanac


Brampton car insurance

Brampton is not only the third-largest city in the GTA and the ninth-largest city in all of Canada, but it's also a fast-growing suburb with thousands of commuters driving to work and back each day.

If Toronto gets a bad rep for its crazy roads and snail-paced traffic, drivers in Brampton have it worse, with its never-ending constructions, gridlocked multi-lane roads and many high-traffic intersections that pave the way for accidents and collision claims.

In fact, Brampton has some of the highest number of collision claims in Ontario, at 7.1% per hundred vehicles, according to a study conducted by Allstate Insurance Company. For Bramptonians this can be quite hard-hitting, as this sort of accident frequency have made this city the home of the highest insurance premiums in Ontario. In 2021, Vaughan had the honour of occupying the number one spot for most expensive premiums in the province, but as of 2023, that honour once again belongs to Brampton, as it did back in 2020.

Car insurance in Brampton is regulated by the Financial Services Regulator Authority of Ontario (FSRA). It has replaced both the Financial Service Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (DICO). The FSRA’s main job is to protect consumer rights. It does so by making sure that insurers’ proposed rates are fair and do not exceed what customers can reasonably afford and by requiring all auto insurance agents and businesses to be licensed and follow all relevant legal guidelines.

If you’re on the hunt for auto insurance right now, you can procure your quotes from one (or all) of the following:

  • Insurance brokers/brokerages. Individuals or companies partnered with multiple insurance companies to offer insurance products on their behalf, helping customers secure the lowest rate possible.
  • Insurance agents/agencies. Individuals or companies offering their own insurance products. While they strive to provide the best auto insurance rates, they don’t have the ability to offer the same number of choices as brokers.
  • Direct writers. Individuals who work for one insurance company. They are the same as insurance agents, except that insurance agents can exist as independent entities. Just like insurance agents, direct writers have a limited selection of insurance products and pricing options.
  • Quote comparison websites. These are online portals like RATESDOTCA, which allow users to pull up the cheapest car insurance quotes from multiple providers at once in a matter of seconds – and for free. You get the same breadth of options as with a brokerage, but with the added convenience of accessing them online.

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Recent auto insurance quotes in Brampton

Recent Auto Insurance Quote from BRAMPTON, ONTARIO
Male, Age 28
June 17, 2024
Cheapest Quote
$ 624 / month
$7,487 / year
Average Quote
$ 936 / month
$11,229 / year
$ 312 / month
$3,742 / year
33.32 %
Recent Auto Insurance Quote from BRAMPTON, ONTARIO
Male, Age 23
June 17, 2024
Cheapest Quote
$ 458 / month
$5,496 / year
Average Quote
$ 777 / month
$9,319 / year
$ 319 / month
$3,823 / year
41.02 %
Recent Auto Insurance Quote from BRAMPTON, ONTARIO
Male, Age 32
June 16, 2024
Cheapest Quote
$ 770 / month
$9,240 / year
Average Quote
$ 972 / month
$11,658 / year
$ 202 / month
$2,418 / year
20.74 %
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Mandatory and optional auto insurance in Brampton

Insurance type  Mandatory coverage Optional/Additional coverage
Third-Party Liability $200,000 minimum. Provides coverage in the event of a lawsuit resulting from an accident where you are at fault. Coverage can be increased to $500,000, $1 million, or $2 million, with up to $2 million limit.
Direct Compensation-Property Damage (DC-PD) Covers damage to your car, or loss of use of your vehicle, if someone else is at fault. Must involve another insured vehicle. For additional vehicle coverage including for when you are at-fault, consider collision coverage.
Uninsured Automobile Insurance Provides up to $200,000 in coverage if you are injured or killed by an uninsured driver, or if your vehicle is damaged as a result of a hit-and-run by an unidentified, uninsured motorist. Family Protection Coverage is an optional coverage that includes additional coverage of up to $1 million in the case of a hit-and-run by an uninsured motorist.
Statutory Accident Benefits Provides coverage if you are injured in an accident, regardless of who is at fault. Covers medical expenses that aren’t covered by OHIP. Coverage limits can be increased.
Collision Coverage (Also Upset Coverage) Optional Covers the costs of repairing or replacing your vehicle following a collision with another vehicle, an object, or property.
Comprehensive Coverage Optional Covers damages caused by named perils identified under the Specified Perils coverage, as well as losses from other perils like falling or flying objects, theft, fire, hail, windstorms, missiles, and vandalism.
Specified Perils Coverage Optional Covers damages caused by named perils such as theft, attempted theft, explosions, natural disasters like fire, lightning, windstorm, hail, rising water, earthquakes, and also other perils specified in your policy. Specified perils do not cover damages due to vandalism, breakage of glass, etc.
All-Perils Coverage Optional Combines collision/upset and comprehensive coverage. Also provides additional protection if a household member or an employee steals your vehicle.
OPCF 20: Coverage for Transportation Replacement Optional Covers the cost of your transportation replacement and rental car insurance if you were to get into a car accident or if your vehicle is stolen.
OPCF 27: Liability for Damage to Non-Owned Automobile(s) Optional Covers if you damage a borrowed or rental vehicle. The coverage limit is usually around $25,000 to $50,000.
OPCF 39: Accident Waiver/Forgiveness Optional Protect your premium from rising when you have your first at-fault accident.
OPCF 43: Waiver of Depreciation Optional Protects you by removing your insurer's right to deduct depreciation from the value of your vehicle when settling a claim. This coverage is for new vehicles with fewer than 5,000 kilometres.
OPCF 44R: Family Protection Coverage Optional Protects you if you or a family member is injured, regardless of whether you or your family members are in the car when the accident occurs

How much does average car insurance cost in Brampton?

Brampton has the most expensive car insurance in Ontario, according to the 2023 RATESDOTCA Insuramap data. Its average premium is $2,707 per year, which is a 37% increase from its 2021 average of $1,976 per year. It’s also 16% above Toronto’s average of $2,325, which sits in the second place for the most expensive auto insurance in Ontario in 2023.

Other cities with lower insurance rates include Mississauga, which is in the third spot, Richmond Hill, which is in the fourth spot, and Vaughan, which is in the fifth spot, with rates of $2,311, $2,188 and $2,158, respectively. Ontario’s average is at $1,744 per year as of 2023.

The chief reason for such high car insurance premiums in Brampton is the number of car accidents, caused by extreme traffic congestion. To put it simply – there are more vehicles traveling through the city than its narrow roads can handle, which are further hampered by construction and closures. In fact, according to the Peel Regional Police, Brampton has more vehicle collision fatalities or life-threatening injuries than any other city in the region.

But that’s not all – Brampton has seen up to 300 car thefts a month in 2023, according to the Peel Region Police. That’s over 600 vehicles stolen in Peel Region, if you throw Mississauga into the mix – a substantial increase from about 10 cars a month in 2022. And if your car does get stolen, your premium may increase by up to 25%. This means that your average Brampton premium of $2,707 can rise to a whopping $3,383 per year.

So, if you want to keep your premiums within a reasonable range, your best bet is to start driving as safely as you possibly can to keep your driving record clean. Secondly, you’ll want to protect your car from theft, which is easier said than done, sure, but we have some tips – so keep reading.

Brampton car insurance rates by postal code


Average insurance premium numbers are according to data from RATESDOTCA Insuramap (gathered in 2023).

Note: The rates above may not apply to you, as they are based on a specific profile. Be sure to learn more about our methodology.

The cheapest car insurance in Brampton

You can find the cheapest car insurance in Brampton in neighbourhoods with postal codes that start with L6V (the first three characters of a postal code are also known as the Forward Sortation Area or FSA). The premiums in this part of Brampton are significantly below the average, sitting at $1,625 per year, or $135 per month.

There is no easy way to pinpoint as to why this area – sandwiched between Highway 107 and Queen St E to the north and south and Highway 410 and Main St N to the east and west – is such an anomaly in terms of rates. According to Canada’s 2021 census population and dwelling counts by FSAs, this piece of Brampton has a population of 42,392, which roughly falls in the middle when compared to the population sizes in other neighbourhoods. Combine this with the area’selatively low crime rates compared to the rest of Brampton, and you might just get the explanation for why the rates are so cheap here.

The second cheapest car insurance rates are associated with the FSAs of L6Y and L6W, both of which have the average premium of $2,634 per year. This is more in line with the rest of Brampton (though this number is still lower than the city’s overall average of $2,707 per year).

How Brampton car insurance rates compare to other nearby cities

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Average insurance premium numbers are according to data from RATESDOTCA Insuramap (gathered in 2023).

Which companies offer car insurance quotes in Brampton?

Company name Company type Phone number Address

Aaxel Insurance Brokers Ltd

Insurance broker


202-45 Bramalea Rd, Brampton, ON L6T 2W4

Allstate Insurance: Brampton Agency

Insurance agency


130-150 Great Lakes Dr, Brampton, ON L6R 2K7

Billyard Insurance Group - Brampton

Insurance broker


27-7916 Hurontario St Suite, Brampton, ON L6Y 0P6

CCV Insurance & Financial - Brampton

Insurance broker


32 Queen St W, Brampton, ON L6X 1A1

Sound Insurance Brokers

Insurance broker


52-8887 The Gore Rd, Brampton, ON L6P 2K9


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1000-225 King St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 3M2


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401-1910 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 3B2


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1000-225 King St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 3M2

Scoop Insurance

Insurance broker


22-300 Lincoln St, Welland, ON L3B 4N4

Western Financial Group

Insurance agency


140 Main St N, Brampton, ON L6V 1N8

Factors that affect your Brampton car insurance quotes

There are several factors that can affect your car insurance quotes in Brampton, including:

  • Your driving record. If you’ve had traffic tickets in the past or you’ve gotten into car accidents – all of this can be found in your driving record. In fact, if convicted under the Highway Traffic Act, your conviction will stay in your record for six years. And yes, insurers will pay attention to that.

    The more infractions you get – particularly if they endanger the vehicles and lives of yourself and others (meaning that parking tickets don’t count) – the more expensive your premiums will be. The best solution to this? Drive safely. Keep your record clean.

  • Your insurance history. This includes the absence of one. If you’re a new driver, then you won’t have a driving history. As a result, your insurance premiums will be very expensive. On the flipside, if you do have a history, but it’s full of claims, then don’t expect cheap premiums either. The only way to ensure cheap premiums is to build out a long, claim-free history. If you’re just starting out, then start out by being a safe driver. That’s all you can do.

  • Your gender. According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), male drivers are more likely than female drivers to get into major car accidents and engage in unsafe driving behaviours, such as neglecting to wear a seat belt, driving while intoxicated or speeding. This means more expensive premiums, if you’re a male driver. The good news is that gender becomes less relevant the older you become, especially once you pass the age of 30.

  • Your neighbourhood. Brampton has some of the most expensive premiums in Ontario. As is the case with gender, it is the actions of other drivers that will influence your premiums in this category. However, while you can age out of the gender-based insurance bias, you can’t do the same when it comes to your neighbourhood. You have two options – either move to a cheaper area or take advantage of all the other methods of lowering your premiums (e.g. maintaining a clean driving record, using discounts, etc.).

  • Your vehicle. Your insurance premium is also affected by your vehicle’s year, make and model. Every car in Canada carries a Canadian Loss Experience Automobile Rating (CLEAR), which is determined by the likelihood of a claim being filed for it – whether it’s because it’s more likely to be stolen, more prone to accidents or simply more expensive to repair. When purchasing a vehicle take this rating into account. To get started, check out 10 safest cars, according to IIHS.

  • How much you travel. The more time you spend on the road, the higher the risk of accidents or infractions. One of the ways to minimize this is to shorten your commutes. For instance, instead of driving all the way to work, you can incorporate public transit into your trip by driving to a train or bus station and taking public transit from there.

10 tips for getting the cheapest car insurance quotes in Brampton

Given how expensive auto insurance is in Brampton, you might want to look for a few ways to lower your premiums. Here are some steps you can take:

  • Comparison shop. Consider comparing Brampton auto insurance quotes here on RATESDOTCA. It takes only a minute to pull them up, and what you get in return are the cheapest quotes available in your area – all free of charge.
  • Increase your deductible. By increasing your auto insurance deductible to $1,000 or higher, you can guarantee a cheaper premium. This is a double-edged sword, however, as you will have to pay more out of pocket if something happens to your car.
  • Don’t over-insure your car. Do your best to avoid unnecessary add-ons to your insurance coverage. Buy only the coverage that suits your circumstances. For instance, if the minimum amount of liability coverage works for you, then keep it at minimum.
  • Bundle up. Combine your car and home insurance coverages under one insurer to save up to a quarter on your overall insurance costs.
  • Add safety features. By implementing safety features like alarm systems, anti-lock brakes and winter tires, you can lower the risk of accidents, theft or vandalism. This in turn will mean fewer claims and lower premiums.
  • Take driving courses. By completing government-certified driving classes, you will not only improve your defensive driving capabilities but significantly decrease your premiums. That’s because insurers view such drivers as less of a risk (and have enough statistics to back that up).
  • Get a full license. This one is a no-brainer. If you’re still only a G2 driver, getting a full G license could nearly halve your insurance premiums.
  • Make timely payments. Pay on time, and you’ll save money on late fees. As simple as that.
  • Buy a different car. A car that scores high in crash tests and has low theft ratings is cheaper to insure, as it is less likely to suffer damage or lose, and in turn, less likely to incur claims.
  • Get usage-based insurance (UBI). Many insurers offer either smartphone apps or devices that can track your driving habits, including your speed, acceleration, braking and turns. If you drive safely, the UBI method can significantly lower your insurance premiums. That said, it can also do the opposite, so watch out.

Frequently asked questions about car insurance in Brampton

Need more information on Brampton car insurance? We got you covered.

Why is car insurance so expensive in Brampton?

According to the 2023 RATESDOTCA Insuramap data, the average premium in Brampton is $2,707 per year, which is almost twice as high as Ontario’s average of $1,744.

The biggest reason for such expensive premiums is traffic congestion, which has led to a high number of car accidents. The roads in Brampton are simply too narrow to handle the amount of cars going through them, which is not helped by construction and road closures. In fact, according to the Peel Regional Police, Brampton has more vehicle collision fatalities or life-threatening injuries than any other city in the region.

Brampton has seen a significant rise in car theft in 2023 – up to 300 cars a month, according to the Peel Region Police. That’s over 600 vehicles stolen in Peel Region, if you include Mississauga. What’s worse if that a stolen car can lead to a premium increase of up to 25% – a significant hike, especially if your premium is already high. This might have contributed to the overall increase in insurance premiums in Brampton.

Is Brampton car insurance more expensive than Mississauga car insurance?

Both Brampton and Mississauga have some of the highest car insurance premiums in Ontario. That said, according to the 2023 RATESDOTCA Insuramap data, Brampton is more expensive, with its average rate being $2,707 per year. Meanwhile, Mississauga’s average is $2,311 per year. In 2023, Brampton ended up being the most expensive city for auto insurance premiums in Ontario, with Mississauga occupying the third spot, preceded only by Toronto.

Why are insurance rates so expensive? Because of traffic. For commuters that drive to the city, Mississauga is located closer to Toronto, and there is less time spent on the road than drivers coming in from Brampton. You could be driving the same car to the same office building in the bustling Financial District in downtown Toronto and would still pay more than your friend who lives in Mississauga.

Brampton is growing rapidly, has a booming real estate, a thriving downtown core, and more young professionals making it their home. These factors, along with the high accidents and crime rates, contribute to the substantial difference in car insurance rates in these neighbouring cities.

While drivers from Brampton who used RATESDOTCA to complete quotes saved an average of $1,471 on their annual premium in 2022, Mississauga drivers saved an average of $1,213 on their car insurance that year.*

*Represents the average saved by shoppers who obtained a quote on RATESDOTCA and transacted via our contact centre between January and December 2022.

The average savings amount represents the difference between the shoppers’ average lowest quoted premium and the average of the second and third lowest quoted premiums generated by RATESDOTCA.

How can you save on car insurance in Brampton?

Drivers in Brampton pay the highest in car insurance rates in the province. With three of the busiest intersections in the region, it is important that you drive with care and remain collision free. In addition to comparing rates to find savings, you can also add eligible discounts to your policy and get great coverage with comparatively lower premiums by doing the following:

  • Enrol in telematics/usage-based discounts. Some insurance providers will reward you for installing apps and devices that track your driving. If you believe that you are a good driver, this will help you score great discounts on your annual premium. By law, insurers are not allowed to increase your premiums as a result of telematics data. This is a great option for younger drivers looking to save some money on their premiums.
  • Bundle and save. Do you have home insurance? Bundling home insurance and car insurance together under one insurance provider will help your save on your insurance.
  • Switch to winter tires in the colder months. Car insurance companies provide discounts for changing into seasonal tires on time, so not only are you protecting yourself on the road in the harsh winter, but also saving huge!
  • Drive a hybrid/electric vehicle. Brampton isn’t alien to newer kinds of vehicles on the road, and if you are one of those who drive a hybrid car or an electric car, not only are you doing the planet a favour, but yourself too! Driving a hybrid vehicle lets you save up to 10% on your car insurance premiums.
  • Take transit. Brampton has a thriving local transit system, and if you are able to take the public transport to work, you can roll in great savings on your insurance. Your commute has a big influence on your rates, so reduce your driving time and a reduction in your premiums usually follows.
  • All in one. If you have more than one vehicle in your family, insuring all of them under the same policy can help you save on your car insurance rates.
  • Increase your deductible. When you raise your deductibles, you benefit from a reduced monthly premium. A word of advice: make sure you can afford an increased deductible, as that's the amount you would have to pay in the event of a claim.
  • Shop around and save. To save on car insurance, shop around for quotes from trusted insurance companies, and pick the quote that fits your budget. This will save you hundreds of dollars on your monthly insurance premiums. Compare using RATESDOTCA today!
  • Take a certified driver education course. When you take a ministry-approved driver education class, not only can you benefit from getting an expert-led program, but also get you savings of up to 15% on your insurance premiums. There are schools that offer MTO-approved beginner driver education courses, and you can find the list of schools in the Ministry of Transportation's website.
  • Drive safe. You are a good driver, sure, but things happen. Be careful and mindful on the roads, and avoid at-fault accidents, and speeding tickets. A clean driving record will fetch you great savings.

How can I avoid car insurance fraud in Brampton?

According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Brampton has seen increased crime rates in the area, particularly with the rise of auto theft and staged collisions. Staged collision is one of the most common types of auto insurance fraud that contributes to the increase in insurance premiums. In fact, GTA has earned the notorious title of being the “staged collision capital of Canada” by Rick Dubin, Vice President Investigations of IBC . You can play your part in fighting insurance fraud—make sure you understand your policy and coverage, never sign blank forms, get all your detailed bills, and review your claims diligently.

How can I avoid car theft in Brampton?

Plenty of areas in Brampton experience car theft. If you live in such an area, or if you have a car that is more prone to getting stolen than others (check out our 2022 list of most stolen vehicles in Canada), then you consider the following ways to protect it:

  • Lock your car. This one is obvious. Don’t leave your car running, close your doors and windows and set the emergency brake. Take your keys and your original ownership or insurance cards with you. Don’t leave any of them in the car.
  • Make your car harder to steal. To make your vehicle harder to tow away, turn your wheels toward the curb. You may also want to back into your spot, if you have rear-wheel drive, or do the opposite, if you have a front-wheel drive.
  • Protect your fob key. If you have a push-to-start car, put your fob key into a signal-blocking pouch or box that will prevent the signal from being picked up and reprogrammed by thieves. They can use your own signal to easily open and steal your car. Furthermore, don’t keep the fob key near the front door or a window.

    Finally, don’t lock your car from a distance, as it allows your signal to be picked up more easily. Lock the car from up close.
  • Install a kill switch. By installing an ignition kill switch, you can keep your car from starting should thieves get their hands on it. This can also lower your insurance premium if you notify your provider.
  • Etch your VIN onto your window. Etching your vehicle identification number (VIN) onto your window can deter potential thieves, according to police. This is an old method that still works in many cases.
  • Get a steering wheel lock. Use a steering wheel lock – one that’s easy to see from outside – to both deter thieves and make the car harder to steal should they choose to steal it anyway.
  • Get GPS tracking. With GPS tracking installed on your vehicle, you can make it easier for the police to track down the car if it ends up getting taken.

What is considered high-risk auto insurance in Brampton?

There are many factors affecting car insurance in Brampton, like traffic ticket and violations, high volume of auto theft, and increased auto insurance fraud. However, insurance companies also look at the driver and assign a risk profile based on various factors like driving experience, driving record, type of car, age, and more. If you have had one or more at-fault accidents, collisions, careless driving convictions, multiple speeding tickets, lapse in payments, etc., you could fall under the bracket of a ‘high-risk driver’. Did you know that driving a high-risk vehicle, like a luxury car or a sports car, could put you in the same bracket? High-risk drivers are more common in cities like Brampton where there are more cars on the road, with a higher likelihood of accidents, and auto crimes. When you compare quotes online, you can find the best rates and coverage for your unique driving situation.

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*Shoppers in Brampton who obtained a quote on RATESDOTCA from January to December 2023 saved an average of $920 per year. The average savings represents the difference between the shoppers’ average lowest quoted premium and the average of the second and third-lowest quoted premiums generated by RATESDOTCA.

**Represents the average saved by shoppers who obtained a Brampton quote on RATESDOTCA and transacted via our contact centre between January and December 2021. The average savings amount represents the difference between the shoppers’ average lowest quoted premium and the average of the second and third lowest quoted premiums generated by RATESDOTCA.

Alexandra Bosanac ,
Content Manager

Alexandra Bosanac has been a content manager for RATESDOTCA since 2021, specializing in auto insurance. She began covering auto insurance in 2017. Alexandra has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University. Before joining the RATESDOTCA editorial team, she reported for the Canadian Business, the Toronto Star, the National Post, and the CBC.

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