Travel - Blog

By Staebler Insurance on Jul 17, 2019

Do you get nervous when driving at night?  Does it stress you out to have to fight off the glare of oncoming cars or tailgaters with their high beams on? Do you feel less in control of your vehicle after the sun goes down? Trust those instincts – driving at night really is more dangerous than driving during the day and the numbers prove it. There are three times more accidents at night than there are in daylight hours. Night driving presents several unique...

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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 Oct 16, 2018

Home insurance is your first line of defense against disaster. It’s a fundamental part of home ownership, and while it may not be mandatory, almost every homeowner recognizes the value of a home insurance policy. What they may not know however, are all of the ways they can accidentally (or not so accidentally) void that policy. So we’ve come up with a few situations that could void your policy and leave you on the hook when you need that coverage the most: Being dishonest when...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 18, 2017

Sometimes you just need to break loose and do something wild to feel like you're really living. Maybe that means jumping out of a plane. Or maybe diving deep beneath the waves and exploring an underwater wreck. Whatever your flavour of thrill, you don't mind taking on some risk to feel a rush. Chase your bliss, but just because you're after a thrill you don't need to be reckless about it! If you plan on participating in an extreme sport or activity, you need to...

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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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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 31, 2017

It's back to school time again, an exciting period for both parents and children! With a new season of school beginning after a lengthy break, it's time to think about how your kids will be getting to school this year and how to keep them safe. Whether you plan on driving your kids to school yourself, sending them on a school bus, or having them walk, there are a few things you need to think about to keep them safe and on schedule! If you plan on driving your kids to school...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 24, 2017

There is nothing better for winding down the summer months than a good old fashion road trip. Whether you're going to hit the road with just your sweetheart at your side, a couple of friends, or if you're packing the whole family into the van, a road trip adventure can be an enjoyable and memorable way to explore the wonders of Canada and spend time with the people you love. But, before you start revving your engine, you need to get a few things in order. Road trips might be...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 20, 2017

After you've done all the work opening your cottage, getting everything set up, and taking care of every little expense related to it, you're going to want to get some serious relaxation on this summer.  Unfortunately, while the cottage can be a place of blissful R&R, it can also be a source of frustrations. From theft to storm damage, there are more than a few things a responsible cottage owner needs to be aware of if they want to enjoy their home-away-from-home all...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 29, 2016

Christmas is on the horizon and, for many of us, that means travel plans. Whether you're heading out to stay with relatives, or fleeing the chill and snow of Ontario for sunnier climates, it's an exciting time. However, it's also a time to be cautious. Burglaries always spike around the holidays, and thieves go out of their way to target empty homes. Coming home from a relaxing trip only to find your home in shambles and your belongings looted is a nightmare nobody should have...

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