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The best car insurance in Ontario doesn’t have to be expensive — Save up to 25% with Surex

What’s not to love about the province of Ontario? Ontario is home to countless attractions, ranging from the magnificent CN Tower to the majestic Niagara Falls. Additionally, Ontario is a melting pot, so you can expect to meet a number of diverse, unique people throughout your journeys. It would take a lifetime to experience everything that Ontario has in store. 

One of the few downsides to living in Ontario is that it has some of the highest insurance rates in Canada. This puts drivers in a tough spot, as they don’t want to drive without insurance, but they also don’t want to pay a small fortune to work with an online auto insurance company.

If you’re struggling to find affordable car insurance in Ontario, Surex is here to help. As the best insurance broker in Ontario, our team has seen it all. So, when you need help finding competitive quotes from the best car insurance carriers in Ontario, we’ve got you covered. Contact a Surex insurance broker today to learn how you can save 25% on the best insurance coverage!

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Types of Coverage That Surex Provides Drivers in Ontario




Accident Forgiveness

This allows one 'free' at-fault accident, meaning your rates will not increase on your first accident if you remain with the same company.

Car Rental Coverage

You can have your car insurance coverage extend to protect you while driving a rental vehicle up to a certain limit.

Collision Coverage

Provides coverage to repair/replace your car if it's damaged in an at-fault accident, hit and run or with an uninsured driver.

Comprehensive Coverage

Subject to a deductible typically covers fire, hail, theft, collision with an animal, vandalism and falling objects among others.

Depreciation Coverage

In the event of a "Total Loss" this coverage will protect you from depreciation. You’ll be entitled to the original price you paid/current sale price

Family protection

Protects you or a family member if injured or killed in an accident caused by an uninsured/under-insured motorist.

Third Party Liability Coverage

When deemed legally responsible, provides coverage for injuries or damage caused by you to third parties and their property.

Windshield Coverage

Windows are included in comprehensive, however, you have the option to remove this coverage in order to lower your premium. *AB it is not included

Car Insurance in Ontario - What You Need to Know

A few key factors are at play in determining car insurance rates in Ontario. They are:

  • Insurance data - This relates to the car insurance data gathered by insurers in your area (can be city and/or province). Included in this data would be the cost of fraudulent claims to insurers and the amount of car insurance claims that happen in your area.
  • Your personal driving history - The auto insurer you choose to place your business with will need to verify your driving history before taking you on as a new client. This pertains to the amount of at-fault claims you’ve had, as well as your tickets history. Please be prepared to disclose your most recent six (or more) years of claims history and three (or more) years of tickets history.
  • The type of car insurance coverage you’re looking for - In Ontario, the three degrees of coverage are:
    • Third Party Liability: By law, this is the minimum required auto insurance coverage in Ontario.
    • Liability, Collision & Comprehensive: This is the maximum amount of car insurance coverage available in ON. Often referred to as full coverage.
    • Liability, Collision OR Comprehensive: If car insurance was sized like fountain drinks, this would be the medium drink. If you want more than the minimum but feel the maximum coverage is too much, you can choose to add collision or comprehensive to your liability coverage.

If you’re leasing or financing a vehicle in Ontario, there’s a 99% chance that full coverage – liability, collision and comprehensive coverage – is required on your vehicle, as part of your leasing/financing agreement.

The best way to make sure you’re getting the best deal from the top rated car insurance companies in Ontario is by getting multiple car insurance quotes and being eligible for auto insurance discounts.

To help you find the best auto insurance quote, Surex has partnered with the top rated car insurers in Ontario. Our partner insurance carriers include:

Aviva, Economical, Gore, Intact, Jevco, Pafco, Pembridge, RSA, SGI, Travelers, and Wawanesa

The next part is up to you. If you’re eligible for car insurance discounts in Ontario, this is a great way to lower your annual car insurance premium amount. The top three discounts you can get from your auto insurance company are:

Good credit discount - The largest discount the vast majority of auto insurers offer is a good credit discount. Basically, if you have a history of always paying your bills, auto insurers want you as a client.

When you get an online car insurance quote, you’ll be asked if we can do a soft hit of your credit score. This soft hit will not impact your credit score. If you choose to allow us to do this, a credit score of 650+ can save you up to 20% off your annual car insurance premium in Ontario.

Claims-free discount - One way to demonstrate you’re a responsible driver is by going an extended amount of time without being at-fault in an automobile accident. Some car insurers will offer a claims-free discount, which can save you up to 10% off your annual car insurance rates, after six years of claims-free driving.

Conviction-free discount - Another way to demonstrate you’re a responsible driver is by avoiding traffic convictions. If you’ve gone at least three years without a traffic conviction – photo radar and parking tickets are excluded – then some insurers will offer you a conviction-free discount. A convictions-free discount can save you up to 10% off your annual auto insurance premium amount.

Personal auto insurance history - This relates at-fault claims on your record. The better your driving record, the better your rates will be – all things equal – compared to someone with multiple claims on their record.

Bill payment history - The car insurer you choose to place your business with will want to know your prior history of paying your insurance bills.

Geography - If you live in a city or area that has a high amount of car insurance claims, then your auto insurance rates will be – all things equal – higher than someone in a geographic area that sees minimal claims.

Coverage - There are three auto insurance coverages available in Ontario:

  • Third party liability - This is the legal minimum of auto coverage in Ontario.
  • Liability, Collision & Comprehensive - This is the maximum amount of car insurance coverage in Ontario.
  • Liability, Collision OR Comprehensive - The medium fries of auto coverage. More than the minimum but not quite the large.

Options - A variety of options can be added to a car insurance policy, including - accident forgiveness, limited depreciation (for new vehicles) coverage, rented vehicle coverage, towing packages, etc. Surex also has options to keep costs down by taking away coverage like hail or glass. Your Surex Personal Assistant will be able to elaborate on the options available to you.

Deductible amount - Your car insurance deductible is the amount you have to pay, out of pocket, to activate your policy. In Ontario, deductible amounts are usually $250, $500 or $1000. The value of your vehicle, type of coverage you have and the insurer you choose to place your business with are factors in your deductible amount.

Whether your vehicle is leased or financed - As part of your leasing or financing agreement, certain coverages will be required, until your vehicle is paid off in full. In the vast majority of cases, full (liability, collision & comprehensive) coverage is required, as per your leasing or financing agreement.

Discounts - Your Surex Personal Assistant will do all they can to find affordable car insurance discounts in Ontario you qualify for. We know the number one reason a person will switch their business to us is price, which is why we do our best to get you the most affordable car insurance rate in Ontario.

Top Parks in Ontario
  1. Algonquin Provincial Park
  2. Killarney Provincial Park
  3. Bon Echo Provincial Park
Best Landmarks in Ontario
  1. CN Tower
  2. Niagara Falls
  3. Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Best Kid Activities in Ontario
  1. Toronto Zoo
  2. Canada's Wonderland
  3. Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada
Ontario Auto Insurance Rates Vs. the Rest
Auto insurance in Ontario is always closely scrutinized, due to inflated rates associated with rampant car insurance fraud. That said, residents of Ontario no longer pay the highest automobile insurance rates in Canada. They pay the 2nd-highest rates (BC is higher, on average).


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Do you have questions about car insurance in Ontario?

There isn’t a set rate, or even a ballpark we can give, that would be fair for you to expect your car insurance rate to come in at. When you receive a automobile insurance quote, the factors that go into pricing your unique car insurance rate include:

  • The amount of coverage you require
  • Your personal driving history
  • Car insurers history of insuring vehicles in your area (the amount of car insurance claims near you)

You can through Surex, yes!

Not all brokerages or insurance companies make accessing an active insurance policy this easy. The technology we’ve built and implemented on our website allows you to get insurance online and receive multiple unique quotes, the ability to compare insurance companies on our 100% transparent pricing model, then work with a real Personal Assistant to verify your price. Once you’re comfortable with your online insurance, you will sign for your documents online, through e-signature, and have instant access to proof of insurance (while you wait for your pink cards to arrive).

By law, in Ontario no. However, if you’re looking to better protect yourself and your family, installing winter tires, during the appropriate months, is a great way to be proactive in avoiding compromising situations.

From a car insurance cost perspective, many of the top rated car insurance companies in Ontario – including most of Surex’s partner insurers – will offer a 2% to 5% discount off your annual auto insurance rate for having winter tires on your vehicle from November 1 - April 1 each year. You will need to provide proof (receipt) of the tire purchase.

If you have good credit and a history of paying your insurance bills on time, then many insurers will make the monthly payment option or quarterly payment option available to you.

On the flip side, if you’ve struggled in the past to pay your monthly insurance bills on time, then these flexible installment options may no longer be available to you, through certain insurers.

The best way for first time drivers to lower their annual Ontario automobile insurance premium is by passing a certified driver’s training course.

Whether you’re a teenage driver or a driver that is new to Ontario and don’t have access to your drivers abstract in your home country, completing a driver’s training course will increase your driver star rating. This increase in star rating is like adding two years of clean driving onto your record. Since you have two years of clean driving on your record, in theory, then you will havre more affordable car insurance rates – all things equal – compared to someone that didn’t pass a certified driver’s training course.

​​Yes! Not all of the top rated car insurance companies in Ontario offer a telematics program, though. Surex currently has two partner insurers – Intact and Pembridge – that offer a telematics program and ensuing low cost auto insurance discounts in Ontario.

Speak with your Surex Personal Assistant to find out more about how these programs work and the amount you can save on your car insurance premiums in Ontario (initially it will save you 5% to 10%, but that number can increase after a year).

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