Driving - Blog

By Staebler Insurance on Jun 20, 2019

A lot of people take a "if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” approach to their car insurance. They sat down a few years ago, did the leg work, secured a policy they were happy with, and are perfectly fine with never thinking about it again. It’s understandable; insurance isn’t the most thrilling thing to spend your time on. But at Staebler, we don’t think you should be satisfied with a policy that is just "fine.” We think you should always have the best deal possible and that’s why we...

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By Staebler Insurance on May 28, 2019

[Originally posted to TruckNews.com  via TTSAO]   Want to be a member of the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO)? You’ve got to earn it. That was the message from Lisa Arseneau , Staebler Insurance broker and head of the TTSAO’s insurance group, when providing an update at an association meeting this morning. She said TTSAO member training schools will need to undergo an evaluation to maintain membership in the group. They cost $450 and are...

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By Staebler Insurance on May 22, 2019

It may not feel like it right now but the hot summer temperatures are coming. This video illustrates how quickly a car can heat up  and become a deadly environment for children, pets, and the elderly. Even in 20 short minutes the car's temperature can rise by 15 degrees Celsius. In just an hour it could be in the high 40s! Prevent a tragedy from happening to you or a loved one. First off, don’t think it is ever okay to leave any child, elderly or animal unattended in...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 9, 2019

We could soon live in a world where VR goggles are a standard piece of equipment for police officers making roadside stops. But the googles aren’t for them, they’re for testing possibly impaired drivers. As recently seen on Dragon’s Den , the Waterloo-based startup  Guard-Ex is hoping to revolutionize the way police officers test for impaired driving. Their decidedly high-tech solution relies on a set of googles similar to VR sets used in gaming. Only instead of displaying...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 19, 2019

Is there anything that will leave a pit in your stomach like realizing you left your keys in the car just after you shut the door? The mixture of embarrassment and panic as you suddenly realize your entire day has just been entirely rearranged? The self-directed frustration, furious that you could ever be so silly? Don’t feel so bad, getting locked out can happen to anyone. What matters is how you deal with it. Keep calm and remember these tips to making the best out of a bad...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 29, 2019

When we think about automobile crime, we tend to focus on car theft, thieves that will make off with your entire vehicle. Obviously, that is a huge concern and one you should definitely take steps to protect yourself from. But, statistically speaking, you’re more likely to be the victim of a more mundane crime – the run-of-the-mill vehicle break-in.  Every year hundreds of thousands of vehicles are broken into in Ontario. While this isn’t quite as traumatic as an...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 12, 2018

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) released the list of Canada's most stolen vehicles , and once again, Ford F-Series trucks dominate the list.   Six of the top ten stolen vehicles across the country are Ford F-350 models from various model years and three are F-250 trucks. The IBC says thieves target trucks first because they hold their resale value and make it easy to carry out other crimes, like hauling stolen goods.   Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in 2018...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 27, 2018

Waterloo Region road planners have fallen in love with roundabouts! In recent years, roundabouts have gone from being a curiosity you might encounter in some quaint, sleepy neighbourhood 20 minutes out of the way to a regular feature of many main thoroughfares and highly trafficked areas. In cities like Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, there are literally dozens of roundabouts, practically guaranteeing that any trip you take through the area will see you navigating at least a few...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 20, 2018

Car maintenance is always important, but it takes on an especially crucial role during a Canadian winter. You don’t want to be stranded on the side of the road when the mercury dips into freezing temperatures, when the sleet and snow start making an already precarious position on the shoulder downright dangerous due to a lack of visibility. If you see that check engine light come on, you need to know what to do about it immediately! As we start getting into the cold months, check...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 23, 2018

Riding a motorcycle is a liberating experience, but it's also a risky one. With warm summer days, you feel the urge to head out on the highway. But even for experienced riders, it's important to remember the basics. Safety on the road doesn't just help protect your body, it can also help protect your wallet by keeping your insurance rates low. So keep the following tips in mind as you prepare to head out on the open road. The clothes make the rider With nothing...

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