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Is Alberta Auto Insurance in Crisis?

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Sep 11, 2018 9:13:55 AM

You may have noticed that shopping for an auto insurance policy in Alberta has become increasingly frustrating over the last little while. With increases in claim costs and government capping Alberta auto insurance providers are finding themselves losing money. Here's what you need to know about what is happening to auto insurance in Alberta right now.

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Topics: Auto Insurance, Car Insurance

Credit Score and Your Insurance

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Jun 23, 2018 5:05:00 PM

Banks have been using credit scores for years to give lower rates, special offers and other promotions. Over the last number of years insurance companies are following suit. Now, your good credit can save you real money on your auto and home insurance. Giving us consent to preform a soft credit check can save you up to 20% off.

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Topics: Auto Insurance, home insurance, credit score

Alberta Resident Wins 2016 MINI Cooper in Select Sweepstakes Contest

Posted by Alannah McEwan on Nov 3, 2016 3:49:50 PM

When she entered the Select Sweepstakes draw seven months ago, Sara Shaw never imagined that she would win.

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Topics: Auto Insurance, Car Insurance, group insurance

If I Lend My Car to a Friend Will My Insurance Still Cover Me?

Posted by Alannah McEwan on Aug 19, 2016 4:04:15 PM

What happens if you lend your vehicle to a friend or relative and they get into an accident while driving? What are the risk of lending someone your vehicle? Whose insurance will cover the damages? These are the questions you should have an answer to before lending out your vehicle.

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Topics: Auto Insurance, Car Insurance

Should Slow Moving Vehicles Always Stay in the Right Lane?

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Mar 29, 2016 11:42:00 AM

It can certainly be frustrating when you get pinned in behind slower moving vehicles driving shoulder to shoulder down the QE2. The fact is that sometimes life in the fast lane isn't all that fast on Alberta roads, but what do the Alberta Traffic Laws say about this. We took a closer look at the Alberta Traffic Safety Act to uncover some Rules of the Road when it comes to slow moving vehicles. 

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Topics: Auto Insurance, Car Insurance, Car Insurance Edmonton, Auto Insurance Edmonton, traffic laws

Distracted Driving: Is it Illegal to Send a Text While Waiting in a Drive-Through Line

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Dec 4, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Recently a man received a ticket for distracted driving for answering a text message while waiting in line at a Beaumont area Tim Horton's drive through. While there is some speculation that he may have been texting on the way to Tim Horton's as well, it seemed like a good time to take another look at Alberta's distracted Driving Legislation. 

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Topics: safety, Auto Insurance, distracted driving, Auto Insurance Edmonton, edmonton car insurance

Is it Illegal to Brush Your Hair While Stopped at a Red Light?

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Apr 8, 2014 2:06:00 PM

On September 1, 2011 Alberta became the first province in Canada to write a law that addresses distracted driving and cell phone use. It is also Canada's most comprehensive distracted driving law, which has led to a bit of confusion over what activities would be considered breaking the law and what would be perfectly legal. Read below to dispel some of these myths.

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Topics: safety, Auto Insurance, distracted driving, Auto Insurance Edmonton, Auto Insurance Edmonton, edmonton car insurance

Is Topping Up Your Gas Tank at the Pump Good or Bad?

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Sep 27, 2013 8:52:00 AM

should I top up my gas tankFilling up your gas tank may seem like a pretty simple task, but if you were to watch people at the pump you'd begin to notice some nuances to how every one does it. For example: you may be the type of person who plays the market and only puts $20 in, hoping that prices will go down next time you need gas. Or you may fill your tank right up stopping when the pump clicks off. OR you may be the one who always tops up the tank even after the pump has stopped once.

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Topics: car, Auto Insurance, Car Insurance, Car Insurance Edmonton

Give your New Teen Driver the Tools They Need to Get Home Safe

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Aug 14, 2013 9:42:00 PM

teen driversWith statistics like the ones below, letting your teen take the wheel for the first time can be a scary experience for parents. It's important to ensure that your son or daughter is given the tools to keep them as safe as possible on the road.

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Topics: Auto Insurance, Car Insurance, Teen Driver

How to Get the Best Rates for your Teen Driver's Car Insurance

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Aug 12, 2013 9:21:00 PM

how to save money on your teens car insuranceProviding car insurance for a teen driver can be an expensive endeavour. The fact is that as new drivers, teens are perceived to be a higher risk for insurance companies. Our brokers hear questions like these on a daily basis: 

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Topics: Auto Insurance, Car Insurance