Top Five (5) Auto-Insurance Myths

Update: see previous posts – November 2, 2010 – Stop Using Credit Scores Against Those Seeking Homeowner Insurance, October 23, 2010 Uninsured Vehicles Project (Ontario) November, 2010, August 22, 2010 Auto Insurance Rules Change September 1, 2010 (Ontario), November 13, 2009 Home Insurance Skyrockets in Ontario, November 5, 2009 Liberals Take Care of Ontario’s Auto Insurance Companies, October 5, 2009 Ontario Liberals Support Auto Insurance Profits, July 19, 2009 Insurance Rates Skyrocket in Ontario, June 11, 2009 Insurance Companies exercise discrimination due to “perceived genetic risks”, May 18, 2009 Ontario Auto Insurance – Reducing Accident Benefits from 100 to 25 Thousand Dollars.

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  • CAR COLOUR AFFECTS YOUR PREMIUM
  • False. It doesn’t matter if your car is blue, red, silver, white, or black, your rate for that make and model will be the same.

  • TWO-DOORS COST MORE TO INSURE THAN FOUR-DOORS
  • Not necessarily. Insurers look at things like repair costs, theft frequency and its previous claims history when determining a car’s rate–not the number of doors.

  • PARKING TICKETS WILL AFFECT YOUR INSURANCE RATE
  • Parking tickets do not count against your insurance, but unpaid fines might affect your ability to renew your licence or licence plate. In extreme cases, it could even result in a licence suspension.

  • GETTING A SPEEDING TICKET MEANS YOUR RATES WILL GO UP
  • It depends. Your first minor speeding ticket (typically under 45 km/h over the limit) may not affect your insurance rate. But get two or three and you’ll likely pay more. Any faster, like a major speeding ticket and your rates go up for sure.

  • THE RATE YOU PAY IS THE SAME NO MATTER WHICH INSURER YOU HAVE COVERAGE WITH
  • Auto insurance premiums across insurance companies are not the same. In fact, each insurer’s car insurance rates are so unique to them that it’s pretty safe to say that no two are alike.

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