Beware of Buying Flood-Damaged Vehicles

Found a great deal on a car?  The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) warns Canadians to avoid unknowingly purchasing storm-damaged vehicles.  After flooding disasters, such as those that occurred in Alberta and Ontario in 2013,  there are attempts by fraudsters to clean up and resell flood-damaged vehicles. Canadians should be cautious when a deal seems […]

Automobile theft in Canada: how you can help prevent it

According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, automobile theft costs Canadians every year close to $1-billion, including $542-million for insurers to fix or replace stolen cars, $250 million-in police, health-care and court-system costs and millions more for correctional services. Tips to help stop car theft: Always roll up your car windows, lock the doors and […]

Counting the cost of riots and vandalism: how insurance can protect you

The images of riots in England and Vancouver during the summer of 2011 still remain fresh on many people’s minds.  Total damage and losses:  approximately $5-million in Vancouver, and a staggering $150-million in the UK.  Here’s how, you, as a business, home, or car owner can mitigate the pain of a loss with appropriate insurance […]

Canada’s Top 10 Most Stolen Cars in 2010

Have you ever wondered which cars are most frequently stolen in Canada? According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) these are the top 10 stolen cars targeted by thieves in 2010: 1.     2000 Honda Civic SiR 2-door 2.     1999 Honda Civic SiR 2-door 3.     2002 Cadillac Escalade 4-door 4WD 4.     2004 Cadillac Escalade 4-door […]