Understanding Your Ontario Car Insurance

There shouldnt be any mystery with automobile insurance in Ontario. And yet so many Ontario consumers seem to be confused about even the basic of coverages and car insurance principles. Being a smart consumer means understanding even a little bit of automobile insurance in Ontario can go a long way in getting the best possible coverage and at the cheapest rate.

Ontario car insurance policies cover income replacement benefits if you are in a car accident.
If you are eligible, you can qualify for income replacement benefits if you are involved in a vehicle accident this benefit is intended to partially or completely compensate you for the loss of your income if you cannot work because of your injuries that you had sustained from the accident.

Car insurance theft does not cover loss of personal property
If your car is broken into and items are stolen from it, such as golf clubs, your car insurance policy in Ontario does not cover theft of contents. Contents would be covered under home and or tenants insurance coverages, and a review of these policies is always a good idea.

Getting a parking ticket will not increase the rate of your Ontario car insurance
Parking tickets, in general are not considered traffic violations. Thus, parking tickets do not count against your insurance policy premium rate, but unpaid fines due to unpaid parking tickets, could affect your ability to renew your drivers license or worse may result in a license suspension. There are more serious consequences if your drivers license in Ontario is suspended and these consequences will very likely affect your insurance premium rates. A suspended license in Ontario can affect your insurance rate by as much as 20% increase.

Speeding tickets will not always increase your insurance rate
The majority of drivers in Ontario and with a minor speeding ticket, which is defined as at driving less than 50 km/h over the speed limit. A standalone ticket of this sort will generally have no effect on ones insurance premium. The true test is based on the entire history of your violations. For example if you have two or possibly even three speeding tickets like this, there is a very good chance that your insurance rate will go up. If this speeding ticket is in addition to other violations, for example violation for not wearing one seatbelt, a violation for distracted driver, or any other violation there is a high probability that your Ontario insurance rate will go up.