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Long Weekend Safe Driving Tips

As the season of long weekends draws to a close, there are two things you can bank on as Canadians try to enjoy the last few days of summer: traffic (and lots of it) and a heavy police presence on the roads watching out for drivers who are impaired, distracted, behaving aggressively, or not wearing their seat belts.Don’t get caught…in traffic or by police this weekend with these 15 long weekend safe driving tips. Read more »

School Zone Safety: Keeping an Eye out for the Kids

Back-to-school season is upon us and that means all drivers will need a refresher course on school zone safety because school zones are busy spots; there’s a lot going on and there’s a lot to look out for as a driver. Read more »

Live and Drive in Ontario? Prepare to Pay More.

Live and Drive in Ontario? Prepare to Pay More.It costs a lot to drive a car in Ontario. There’s auto insurance, fuel, gasoline and regular maintenance to name just a few expenses. Come September however, it’s going to get a bit more expensive as the fees to renew your driver’s licence and licence plate sticker are set to increase. Read more »

10 Mistakes Car Buyers Make When Buying New

10 Mistakes Car Buyers Make When Buying NewOutside of buying a home, a car will likely be the second biggest purchase you’ll make. Avoid making these 10 common mistakes when buying a new car, to avoid pangs of regret as your drive off in your new set of wheels. Read more »

Top 21 Fuel Efficient Vehicles of 2016

Top 21 Fuel Efficient Vehicles of 2016When shopping for a car, everyone has a checklist of requirements. There are many factors to consider when buying a new car, but it all comes down to your needs. From a growing family that needs a minivan, to replacing… Read more »

Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Home from Theft (Updated)

According to Statistics Canada, last year police-reported break-ins were up for the first time since 2003. Ten tips to keep your home safe from would-be thieves. Read more »

Car Maintenance 101: The Student Guide to Car Maintenance

Parents can be helpful whenever you need to take a look under the hood, check your tire pressure, or top up your oil, but if you’re packing up your car and heading off to college, upkeep may be a new responsibility. Follow these tips to keep your vehicle safe and running smoothly. Read more »

Dangerous Driving Blitz in Toronto’s 41 Division Kicks Off

Sign warning drivers to stop for pedestriansOfficers from 41 Division will be increasing enforcement in the area, especially at high-accident locations and intersections, to remind drivers to obey the rules of the road and to focus on driving, not their hand-held devices. Read more »

Best Back-To-School Cars for Students

Best Back-To-School Cars for StudentsSee which cars are at the head of the class and made the list as the best for back-to-school. Read more »

Hot Under the Collar Because of Your Car Insurance Premiums? Tips to Help You Save

Enjoy some cool summer savings on your car insurance with these hot tips. Read more »

Hot Tips: What To Do After a Car Accident [Updated]

The moments after a car accident can be overwhelming. Your car insurance coverage is in place to help you to recover from any losses you may suffer as a result, but it’s still important to know what to do and how to protect yourself when involved in an auto accident. Here are a few tips to help you after a collision. Read more »

How Are Insurance Premiums Affected When Your Children Go Away to School? [Updated]

September is coming and soon thousands of college and university students will be leaving the nest and heading off to school. If your child has been added to your auto insurance policy, you should call your auto insurer; you could save money as a result. Read more »

How to be a Good Neighbour While Renovating

With renovations comes the prospect of excessive noise, flying dust and debris, and heavy vehicles crowding the street, among many other things that can be an irritant or disruption to nearby residents. Learn what you can do to avoid bad blood between neighbours. Read more »

10 Tips When Driving Abroad

10 Tips When Driving AbroadDriving in a foreign country on unfamiliar roads can take your breath away in more ways than one; not only because of the scenery around you but because of the roads ahead of you. If you’re planning on taking to the road on your next vacation, these 10 tips will help ensure a safe, stress-free journey. Read more »

Driving Infractions, Tickets and Penalties [Updated]

parking ticket on windshieldMinor, major and serious driving convictions can lead to many penalties... like fines, demerit points, suspensions, and even a hike in your insurance rate. In this episode of #AskAnneMarie, our insurance expert Anne Marie explains the tickets that are affecting your record. Read more »

$3.58 Billion in Insured Damage from the Alberta Wildfires

$3.58 Billion in Insured Damage from the Alberta WildfiresAs the residents of Fort McMurray work to recover, rebuild and return to a normal life after the wildfire devastation, news has surfaced that this has been the costliest insured natural disaster in Canadian history. Read more »

Car Insurance in Ontario: What’s Happening with Rates? [Updated]

A photo of drivers entering and leaving TorontoNews alert: Ontario car insurance rates are set to increase. See what's expected to happen to Ontario car insurance rates in the coming months. Read more »

Canadians to Reign in Summer Spending

Canadians to Reign in Summer SpendingAs the temperature increases, so too does our spending. It’s the summer after all, and there’s lots to do: pool parties, barbeques, home renovations, music festivals, road trips and connecting with friends at the local neighbourhood patio. Read more »

Warm Weather Brings Spike in Accidents and Tickets

Summer is in full swing. But just when you thought weather conditions were at their best for driving, the fact is that this is the season when drivers are more likely to get a ticket or be involved in a collision. Read more »

Home Improvement Patio Edition: Over a Third of Canadians Renovating Outside this Year

Surveys show that over a third of Canadian homeowners plan to improve their yards this year. Learn about the impact certain renovations can have on your home insurance. Read more »

Canada Day Trivia, How Would You Score? Plus, Fireworks Safety Tips [Updated]

How well do you know Canada, and how to safely use fireworks? Canada Day trivia and firework tips to help you celebrate safely. Learn more. Read more »

Fireworks And Your Home Insurance [Updated]

Fireworks and Your Home InsuranceFireworks are always an enjoyable way to celebrate Canada Day. If you'll be putting on backyard firework show see what firework safety tips you need to know. Read more »

Road Trip Essentials: 5 Ways To Rock The Road [Updated]

Road trip essentialsRoad trips are a great way to travel. You can decide when to stop, where to stop and for how long. Road trips, however, sometimes come with bumps that can slow you down if you’re not prepared. Rock your road trip and avoid bumps in the road with these road trip essentials. Read more »

High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes Coming to the QEW

High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes Coming to the QEWIf you regularly use the QEW, the province’s plan to designate existing High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes as HOT lanes, may help make your commute a little less congested. Read more »

Car Accident Q&A: Your Questions Answered with Anne Marie [VIDEO]

There are many unique ways to get into an accident; you may have rear-ended another car in the parking lot, ran into a deer, or maybe drove over a curb into a fence. Watch this video to learn how you should handle these special cases if they ever happen to you. Read more »

How to Travel Cyber-Safely

Even while you're on vacation, hackers can easily access your smartphone, tablet or laptop and steal your personal information, your identity or your money, and corrupt your device through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth access. Follow these tips to avoid cyber threats to your security while travelling. Read more »

Celebrate the New Season by Saving on Your Car Insurance

Summer Berries At The MarketNow that summer is officially here, it’s time to enjoy the sun and the warmth. It’s also the ideal time to see if you can put some extra sizzle in your budget, by saving money on your car insurance premiums. Read more »

Batten Down the Hatches! How to Prepare for the Severe Weather Season

As temperatures rise, so does the risk for severe weather. In Canada, tornado season peaks in the summer. And while we can’t avoid all damage caused by severe weather, follow these tips to prepare yourself and your property before a disaster occurs. Read more »

Don’t Think You Need Tenant Insurance? Reasons Why You Do

Tenant insurance is inexpensive and easy to get; yet many people who rent where they live, don't bother with tenant insurance, putting themselves at great financial risk. See how many renters don't have the tenant insurance coverage they need. Read more »

Tire Maintenance Guide: 10 Simple Tips For Longer, Lasting Tires

Tires are a vital part of your vehicle. They’re the only thing between you and the road. Stay safe, and save some money too, by ensuring your tires are maintained properly. Read more »