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Why Use Premium Gas?

Posted by Rob Stevenson

Jul 27, 2018 11:02:51 AM

At my local gas station this morning, regular gas was selling for $1.24/L and premium was 14ยข more expensive at $1.36/L. That's a whopping $8.40 difference if I were to fill my 60L tank. Not as much as I expected actually, but I will be putting regular gas in my car anyways. So why spend the extra $8?

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Topics: gas savings, Car Insurance Quote, Car Insurance, Car Insurance Edmonton

Uber Ride Sharing Insurance Now Available

Posted by Rob Stevenson

Jun 30, 2016 4:40:17 PM

With the blessing of Alberta's Superintendant of Insurance, Uber is back and its drivers will be properly insured. Uber announced their July 1 return to Edmonton today as new rules will allow for Intact's proposed new Ride Sharing Insurance coverage to become a reality under  Alberta's SPF 9 insurance code.

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Topics: Car Insurance, Car Insurance Edmonton, uber

Should Slow Moving Vehicles Always Stay in the Right Lane?

Posted by Rob Stevenson

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

Push for Change to Allow use of eSlips Across Canada

Posted by Rob Stevenson

Feb 10, 2016 9:30:26 AM

CSIO (the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations) released a legal advisory report this week suggesting change in legislation across Canada to allow consumers to use electronic proof of car insurance rather than the traditional hardcopy pink slips we are required to use today.

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Topics: Car Insurance, Car Insurance Edmonton

Are Uber Drivers Voiding Their Car Insurance?

Posted by Rob Stevenson

Jan 21, 2015 9:36:00 AM

Cab drivers across the country have been protesting the drive sharing app, Uber. This app turns your phone into a virtual dispatch and payment center, allowing regular citizens to easily offer rides for pay in any city that has enough users to warrant the service. 

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Topics: Insurance Fraud, Car Insurance, Car Insurance Edmonton

Spring Car Maintenance Tips

Posted by Rob Stevenson

May 6, 2014 8:32:00 AM

A long cold Alberta winter can wreak havoc on your car or truck. Low temperatures, salt and sand covered roads and driving through heavy snowfalls work against your vehicle all winter. Here are some spring maintenance tips you can use to fix any damage your vehicle may have sustained and make sure your car is running in tip top condition on the first dry roads we've seen since October!

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Topics: Car Insurance, Car Insurance Edmonton

Tired of Paying for All the Bad Drivers Out There? UBI is Here to Help!

Posted by Rob Stevenson

Mar 4, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Do you often wonder how some of the other drivers on the road ever passed their driver's exam? Are you tired of paying high car insurance premiums caused by all the other bad drivers on our roads? Are you hoping that someday the insurance companies will wise up and give all of us good drivers a break? Well, you may find that your wishes will be granted sooner than you think.

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Topics: Car Insurance, Car Insurance, Car Insurance Edmonton, Car Insurance Edmonton, intact insurance, User Based Insurance, UBI, Telematics, Pay as You Drive Insurance

This $5 Device Can Unlock Your Car Door Instantly

Posted by Rob Stevenson

Feb 6, 2014 10:48:00 AM

A new device has been created that can send an electromagnetic pulse through your vehicle, unlocking it instantly. The cost of this tool? Five dollars. This device gives thieves the ability to break in and steal valuable items from your car in a matter of seconds.

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Topics: Car Insurance, Car Insurance Quote, Car Insurance, Car Insurance Edmonton, Car Insurance Edmonton, theft insurance, theft, car thieves

True or False? You should always fill your gas tank full rather than adding $10 - $20 at a time.

Posted by Rob Stevenson

Oct 4, 2013 1:53:00 PM

gas stationWe've all had this experience one time or another: you're late for an appointment and realize that your gas tank is no empty, rather than taking the time to fill it up you just put enough to hold you over. For some of us this is more than just a rare occurence...for some, it's the method we use at the pumps every time we visit them. 

Which brings us to our question: Should you always fill your gas tank full rather than adding just a little each time we visit the pump?

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Topics: Car Insurance Edmonton, filling up, gas savings

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

Posted by Rob Stevenson

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 Insurance, Auto Insurance, Car Insurance Edmonton, car

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