Driving - Blog

By Staebler Insurance on Jun 19, 2018

We get it, insurance might be exciting to us, but the average person would rather spend their free time thinking about other things. For most people, the only time they think about their car insurance is when they have to, unfortunately, make a claim or when it comes time to renew. That's understandable, but you should know that you might be missing out. When it comes to insurance, it pays to stay on top of things. Your premiums are based on a complex combination of factors and...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 25, 2018

Uh oh , you got yourself in a fender bender. After years and years of pristine, perfect driving it finally happened. You've crumpled a bumper backing up in a parking lot, or clipped a tail light while changing lanes. Now, not only do you have to deal with the headache of getting your vehicle repaired, you can also look forward to paying higher insurance premiums each year as a result of your besmirched driving record. Does that seem fair? Should years of safe, secure, mindful...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 20, 2018

If You're Going to Spark, You Need to Park Originally published in Staebler's Spring 2018 Commercial Newsletter — Several provinces have been tabling legislation to address the legalization of marijuana. While some provinces are farther along than others, all will soon have it in some form.   In Quebec there is zero tolerance for drivers and police officers will be able to ask for a saliva sample if they suspect someone is driving while high....

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 9, 2018

Buying a new car can be one of the most exciting, and stressful, purchases you make in your life. But with a little preparation and thought, you can avoid the lemons and find the best deal possible! Know your budget and stick to it Your new car is going to be something you'll depend on, and pay for, for the next several years. You want to be certain you're getting the right value with that kind of commitment. Overspending and underspending can both pose different...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 13, 2018

    One of our insurance partners, Aviva Canada , conducted an undercover investigation into auto body shops and their repair practices.   What they found was quite frankly shocking, even to the most seasoned investigators.   Over the course of a year, Aviva staged 10 accidents with intentionally damaged vehicles. They rigged them with hidden cameras and waited for tow trucks to arrive.   In most cases the tow truck driver suggested, or...

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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 16, 2018

Winter lingers on in Ontario, with  we could still be shoveling snow deep into March. While this kind of long, protracted winter is no fun for anyone, it's absolutely murder on your vehicle.  You might have come into this winter with your vehicle in good shape, but it's been nasty for months now. Day after day, your vehicle is subjected to freezing temperatures, brutal winds, and corrosive salt build-up. As we all try and get through these last few gray weeks, it's a...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 21, 2017

As the first day of winter hits us with a snowfall, we need to take a few extra precautions when we head out on the road. You may be an excellent driver with an impeccable record, but all it takes is one icy slick patch or moment of distraction to turn an ordinary commute into a disaster during the winter. The best way to keep yourself safe driving during the winter is to think ahead and stay aware of the potential dangers around you. Plan Ahead and Leave Early...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 6, 2017

This week the Ontario government announced a number of measures to improve the province’s auto insurance system.   The proposed legislation is designed to provide you, our client, with greater protections. This includes a revamp of the claims process to improve care for accident victims, increase transparency, reduce fraud, and develop efficient modern regulations.     The announcement also included a note about the potential reduction to auto insurance...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 21, 2017

Buying insurance has never been easier. You can go online, click a few buttons, answer a few questions, pay with your credit card, and your insurance is taken care of. You’re covered in just a few minutes. Or are you?   The less your insurance company asks about you, the less they know about you.   Then when the unfortunate happens, the insurance company is going to want the details. All the details. All the questions you were never asked before you purchased a policy...

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By Staebler Insurance on Sep 15, 2017

Ontario is full of amazing attractions and historical locations worth a visit. If you really want to appreciate everything the province has to offer though, you'll need to take a step off the beaten path. There are incredible gems to explore in Ontario that you probably have never heard of! When you're planning your next vacation, or just come down with a case of wanderlust, keep the following locales in mind as places you need to visit! Fathom Five National Marine Park...

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