It’s likely that we’ll all need a tow at some point and that’s why it’s good to know a little bit about towing before the need arises for you.
Buying a new vehicle is usually both exciting and stressful; it is likely the second most expensive ticket item you’ll buy, after a home, so you want to get it right. Before you even start looking at cars is the time to work through a decision-making process. And don’t wait to buy a car until you need one desperately: buying a car takes time, energy, and the ability to say, “No thanks,” to the salesman and drive away. In order to do that, make sure that you have a car that can still ‘drive away.’
It’s very difficult to find a good mechanic, especially one you can trust but finding one can make a huge difference when it comes to expensive repairs. Obviously, a personal recommendation from someone you know is still the best way but if you don’t have that then you should consider the following when making your choices:.
Good used vehicles are in demand. With careful shopping and some research, you can find a vehicle to fit your needs but even a well-made vehicle deteriorates if it is not properly maintained. Do not be blinded by the reputation of a particular make or model.
Whenever you are involved in an accident it’s likely you will have to get a rental car either while your vehicle is repaired, or if it is determined that your vehicle is unsafe to drive. The use of a rental car is an optional coverage on your insurance; however in accidents where you are deemed to be 100 percent not-at-fault, you should have a rental car at your disposal.
Not preparing your car before you take a road trip can definitely bring your vacation to an end. A breakdown can not only cost you a repair bill but also towing charges, possible additional lodging and expenses and it can really mess up your plans and travel time. Before you think about taking a road trip you should make sure your vehicle is completely ready for the trip. Some preventative maintenance can save you a lot of trouble, frustration and money.
Auto Insurance coverage can get a bit confusing, especially when you're not even sure exactly what is covered. Added to that, there is also coverage which is mandatory in Ontario. A few explanations of the main areas of coverage may help you become a better consumer and be more realistic about your vehicle and your Insurance policy.
Over the years there have been many changes in the manufacturing of automotive paints. However, all of the paints remained chemical-based, formulas that were harmful to the environment, and paint shop employees who had to use the stuff. Of course, times have changed, and fortunately, concern for both the environment and the safety of paint shop employees has encouraged the manufacturing of waterborne paints.
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the term “No Fault Insurance”. The name is a bit misleading because, for insurance purposes, it does matter who caused the accident.
What No Fault Insurance really means is that if you are involved in an accident you will deal with your Insurance Company only, regardless of who is at fault. All repair costs and possible compensation will be handled by your Insurer. You no longer have to fight with the other driver’s Insurance Company. Once you file a claim your Insurance Adjuster and the other Insured’s Rep will determine the full fault or % of fault by each driver and they will arrange payments between the companies based on this information. This clarification of fault will not only determine if you will be required to pay a deductible for your repairs but will set in motion any possible premium increases.
You should always discuss this situation with your Adjuster and know that you always have recourse if you are not satisfied with any decision made.
These days individuals and businesses are trying to do what they can to reduce their impact on the environment and Auto Body shops are no different.
Obviously the biggest “R” in a Body Shop is “REPAIR” however Newmarket Auto Body is continually taking steps in an effort to be a more environmentally friendly facility.
Driving the open road on a sunny day can be truly joyful. On the other hand, driving in the GTA in rush hour in the rain – not so much joy there! As well, today’s complex cars, gridlock, and sometimes a lack of driver courtesy all result in increasingly high accident rates. As the line from an old TV police show says, “Be careful out there.” With that in mind, here’s a “Top Ten List of Safe-Driving Tips to help you and your vehicle arrive safely:
Many people have been with the same insurance provider for many years, simply accepting the coverage, and costs, as they are provided. Though coverage may be pretty standard from company to company, premium difference can vary. That’s why it’s important to shop around and get quotes from multiple insurance companies.
The ability to self-report collisions is the main function of the province’s Collision Reporting Centres. Drivers involved in collisions causing property damage are required to report the incident to the Reporting Centre within twenty-four hours. Here, a police officer will inspect the vehicle for damage and complete a report.
An Insurance Deductible is the amount the insured is required and obligated to pay for per claim, by their insurance policy. The deductible amount is chosen by the insured and is usually applied to coverages such as comprehensive and collision.