Driving - Blog

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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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 3, 2018

"What the heck is that squealing noise!?” you ask as you pull out of the driveway and wake up half the neighbourhood.  Uh oh, something is up with your car. It could just be a $15 belt that needs to be replaced, or for all you know it could be a massive engine catastrophe in the making. Either way, you're going to have to head to a garage and ask them to fix whatever the heck it is that needs fixing.  For an unscrupulous mechanic, that's like handing them...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 27, 2018

The Canada Day long weekend is almost here! Remember to keep your cargo safe, as it may be at greater risk of theft. Points to Remember: Never drop a loaded trailer without dispatches approval. Most thefts occur when trucks are left parked on the side of the road and/or ouside maintenance facilities. Truck stops are another hot theft area. Loaded trailers must always be secured in an approved yard. While on route: if you...

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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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