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According to 2016 Census data from Statistics Canada, Barrie clocks in at almost 200,000 residents. The vast majority, 82.1 per cent, of the population is old enough to drive (16 and older). If you live in the Barrie area and are looking to save some money on your auto insurance, InsuranceHotline.com is here to help. Our mission is to help you find the coverage you need at the best available rate.
When it comes to car insurance, it pays to shop around. The cost to insure the same driver and vehicle can differ among insurance companies. In some cases the difference in cost can vary by hundreds and even thousands of dollars. InsuranceHotline.com is your one stop shop for finding a better rate. Compare car insurance quotes to find out how much you could be saving on your auto insurance.
Annual Savings: $100
Driver: Male, age 32, Barrie, ON
Driving: 2016 Honda Civic 4DR
Current Rate: $1,600
Lowest Rate Available: $1,500
Insurance Company: Chieftain Insurance
Annual Savings: $507
Driver: Female, age 56, Barrie, ON
Driving: 2015 Toyota Corolla LE 4DR
Current Rate: $1,700
Lowest Rate Available: $1,193
Insurance Company: Zenith Insurance
Annual Savings: $324
Driver: Male, age 36, Barrie, ON
Driving: 2009 Volkwagen Golf GTI 2DR
Current Rate: $2,000
Lowest Rate Available: $1,676
Insurance Company: RBC Insurance
Annual Savings: $94
Driver: Female, age 29, Barrie, ON
Driving: 2012 Mazda Mazda3 iSV 4DR
Current Rate: $2,100
Lowest Rate Available: $2,006
Insurance Company: ING Insurance
Annual Savings: $172
Driver: Female, age 23, Barrie, ON
Driving: 2009 Ford Explorer Sport 4DR
Current Rate: $2,900
Lowest Rate Available: $2,728
Insurance Company: Economical Insurance
Annual Savings: $564
Driver: Male, age 47, Barrie, ON
Driving: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Current Rate: $1,766
Lowest Rate Available: $1,202
Insurance Company: Pembridge Insurance
Average car insurance savings for drivers in Barrie: $317.21
Most popular vehicles insured by married couples: Honda CR-V, Toyota Corolla, and Toyota Rav-4
Most popular vehicles insured by singles: Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Jetta, and Honda Civic
Percentage of drivers who have had no accidents in the past 10 years: 86.27%
Average kilometres driven by Barrie drivers annually: 15,229 km
Most popular discounts for Barrie drivers: Georgian College, Georgian College Alumni Association, Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, and Humber College Institute of Technology and Learning
Data based on quotes completed by Barrie drivers between January 1 and December 31, 2018.
Car insurance is an essential item every driver must have and the best way to save money on your car insurance premiums is to compare rates. Car insurance rates are always changing and vary by company, even Barrie car insurance rates. You may currently believe you have the best Barrie car insurance rate available, but when it comes time to renew your policy, you always should check and see if there's a lower rate available. Here's what you need to know about car insurance in Barrie.
When it comes to determining insurance rates there are a few factors that are taken into consideration. One of them is your driving record. While getting quotes at InsuranceHotline.com, 72.2 per cent of Barrie drivers have a clean driving history with no tickets, accidents or licence suspensions, while 12.8 per cent of drivers admit to having at least one traffic ticket, and 11.6 per cent admit to having been involved in at least one collision. The remaining drivers have at least one ticket and one accident (2.9 per cent).
Where you live is another factor that's taken into consideration; insurance rates differ among locations. It's estimated that about 12.7 per cent have moved to Barrie or within Barrie in the last year. If you have recently moved to or within Barrie, it's the perfect time to compare Barrie car insurance quotes.
In addition to location and your driving record there are several other factors that go into determining insurance rates including:
Every province has compulsory minimums that you must have as part of you possible. In Ontario, every policy must include: Accident Benefits, Direct Compensation-Property Damage, Third-Party Liability, and Uninsured Auto coverage. However, there are optional coverages and endorsements that you can add to your policy for an additional fee like:
Barrie drivers have indicated that on average they drive about 14,499 kilometres a year and have a daily commute of about 10 kilometres each way. The cars driven most by Barrie drivers in order from most popular, according to InsuranceHotline.com data, are made by Honda, Toyota, Ram Truck, Ford Truck, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, Mazda, Ford, and Chevrolet Truck.
Of Barrie residents who are of working age, 83.6 per cent drive to work while 7.1 per cent are a passenger. The remaining either walk, bike, take public transit or another form of transportation.
The average commuting time in Barrie is estimated to be 20.6 minutes. The busiest time to travel in Barrie is between 7 and 9 a.m., with 43.2 per cent of Barrie residents leaving for work during this two hour window. In comparison, 28.5 per cent leave for work between 5 and 6:59 a.m. If you prefer to avoid the morning rush, adjusting your commute times should do the trick!