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You know that feeling when you find out you’re getting a really good deal? Maybe it’s bold for us to say, but, we think you’ll be feeling it in about five to 10 minutes. How can we be so sure? Well, on average, InsuranceHotline.com shoppers saved $450* after comparing car insurance quotes on our site in 2017. 

9 easy ways to get cheaper car insurance

Getting the best rate on auto insurance is easier than you think. Here are nine of our favourite ways to save on car insurance now and in the future. Simple tricks for big savings. 

What's the cheapest car insurance?

Insurance is funny, in a weird sort of way, because rates can vary wildly between insurance companies. Also, premiums often change so the insurance provider who offered you the best rate two years ago, or even last year, may not be the insurer who offers you the best car insurance rate today. That’s why it’s so important to shop around, because the quote you get from one company can be significantly higher (or lower) than the quote you get from another.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get my quotes?

It all starts with your postal code. Enter your postal code into the box and click "Start a Quote". From there, we'll ask you about:

1. Your vehicle and things like your annual kilometres driven

2. Your driving and insurance history

3. Discounts that you may be eligible to receive

That's it, you're done! And, once done, you'll instantly see the lowest rate available from our network of over 30 insurance companies, along with all your other quotes.

What information do I need to get quotes?

Most of what you'll need to get a quote, you'll know off the top of your head. For example, the make, model and year of the vehicle you drive. Additional information you'll be asked about includes:

  • The type of license you hold and how long you've had it
  • How long you've been insured
  • Any tickets or accidents you've had, and the approximate date
  • If you don't know exact dates or details, your best estimate will do initially.


How long will it take to get my quotes?

It really doesn't take that long, about 5 to 10 minutes. Then, once done, you’ll instantly see the lowest rate available from our network of over 30 insurance companies, along with all your other quotes.

What happens after I get my quote?

That's really up to you. If it's a great rate - and we're confident it will be - you'll be asked to provide your contact details and an insurance representative will get in touch with you. You can also call in to secure your rate if you're ready to chat about it. On the other hand, if you're not interested in the quote you got, then there's no need for you to do anything extra.

What factors affect my car insurance rate?

There are a lot of factors that go into what you pay for your car insurance coverage, and a lot can happen over the course of a year that could have a direct impact on what you pay for your coverage. Don’t wait until it’s time to renew to see if you could be saving money today. Shop around and compare rates anytime you have to call your insurer to update your policy, because if there’s a chance your rates may change there’s a chance you can be save money with a different insurer.

  • Marriage
  • Adding teen drivers
  • Moving
  • Tickets and collisions
  • Buying a new car
  • Retiring

How does car insurance work in Canada?

No matter where you are in Canada, if you plan to drive you must have auto insurance. But, while this law is consistent coast-to-coast, how you get the coverage you need is not.


About Buying Auto Insurance in Canada

From Private Companies:

Drivers who live in the following provinces must purchase coverage from a private insurance company:

  • Ontario
  • Alberta
  • New Brunswick
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • Newfoundland and Labrador


From the Government:

Drivers who live in the following three provinces must purchase their auto insurance through a government-run agency:

  • British Columbia
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba


A bit of both: Quebec

The Quebec auto insurance model is a bit different than the rest. Some components of a Quebec driver’s coverage are rolled into their driver’s licence and vehicle registration fees.

Other components, however, must be purchased from a private insurer. These components include: the civil liability coverage (which is mandatory) and optional coverages (like collision and comprehensive).


How much can be saved by comparing insurance quotes at InsuranceHotline.com?

Check out these savings found by real InsuranceHotline.com shoppers

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*For consumers who saved on IH, the average savings from Jan 2017 to Dec 2017 was $450. The average savings amount represents the difference between the consumers' recorded current premium and the lowest premium generated by InsuranceHotline.com.