About Brampton car insurance
With more than half a million residents, Brampton is the 3rd largest city in the Greater Toronto Area and the 9th largest city in all of Canada. It's also home to some of the busiest roads in the country, with hundreds of thousands of commuters travelling through town every day on the 407 Express Toll Route and Highway 410.
In this rapidly growing city, motorists have to contend with lots of construction and plenty of new roadways. But whether you're zipping along busy Steeles Avenue or tooling around the city's vibrant Queen Street strip, one thing you shouldn't have to worry about is finding cheap auto insurance. We help you compare auto insurance quotes in just minutes.
Most popular brands
According to our data, Brampton drivers seem to prefer Japanese automakers, with Honda, Toyota, and Nissan being the top three most popular brands. Ford comes in 4th and Mazda, 5th.
Who shops for auto insurance in Brampton?
With so many cars and so many drivers, we do a lot of auto insurance quotes for Bramptonites. Based on our data, here's who's shopping for car insurance in Brampton:
Driving in Brampton: facts and myths
- Here are the top three busiest intersections in Brampton: Steeles and Bramalea Road, Airport Road and Steeles Avenue, and Steeles Avenue and Goreway Drive.
- According to a 2014 study by Allstate Insurance, collision claims in Brampton have decreased by 10% since 2012.
- Brampton has a new bus transit network affectionately referred to as the "Zoom" system, which initially got its funding in 2006.
- There's no public transit in Brampton. False. Brampton has great public transit, including a new extension connecting to York University.
- Brampton is merely a suburb of Toronto without any real downtown core. False. Brampton's historic and bustling Queen Street strip is lined with shops, boutiques, and great restaurants.
- Brampton offers permit parking. False. Unlike many other GTA cities, Brampton doesn't offer permit parking.
Brampton driving tips
- Don't look up. Brampton's located beside Pearson International Airport, so planes can often be seen (and heard) whizzing by overhead. Avoid getting distracted — keep your eyes on the road, not on the sky.
- Try to avoid the 407 ETR unless you have a transponder. If you use the 407 ETR without a transponder, you'll be charged a $3.95 video toll fee, plus applicable rates, which can top 30 cents per km during peak hours.
- Keep up to date with construction. Major road construction is restricting lane use on Bovaird Drive near Mississauga Road until the end of December 2017. If you’re traveling in the area, plan accordingly.