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Car insurance in Cambridge, Ontario
Car insurance in Cambridge (and the entire province of Ontario) is regulated by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA). Its job is to ensure that, when insurance companies propose rate changes, they're fair for consumers and the insurance providers themselves. FSRA's rules require that agents and businesses selling auto insurance be licensed and follow all relevant legislative guidelines. FSRA also oversees the adjusters and firms investigating auto insurance claims.
Car insurance in Cambridge is mandatory, just like anywhere else in Ontario. Vehicle owners, lessees and drivers who do not carry valid auto insurance can be fined anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000. Your driver's licence can be suspended and your car impounded if you drive without valid auto insurance.
Mandatory & optional insurance coverages in Cambridge
Mandatory coverage, something all drivers must get if they want to legally drive a vehicle in Ontario, must include:
Third-party liability: Mandatory third-party liability coverage protects an insured Ontario driver if someone is killed, injured, or suffers property damage because of driver negligence. For a minor injury, no-fault medical payments are limited to $3,500. You must hold at least $200,000 in third-party liability coverage.
Statutory accident benefits coverage: Helps pay for medical expenses if you are injured in an automobile accident, regardless of who caused the accident. This includes supplementary medical, rehabilitation and attendant care, caregiver, non-earner and income replacement benefits.
Uninsured automobile coverage: Uninsured automobile coverage protects you and your family if you are injured or killed by a hit-and-run or uninsured driver.
Direct compensation – property damage (DCPD): Under DCPD, if you get into an automobile accident, your own insurer pays for the portion of your vehicle's damage for which you are not at fault.
According to FSRA, the five most common policy endorsements for optional coverage are:
Rented or leased vehicles (OPCF 5): If you drive a leased vehicle, you may need to add an endorsement to your auto insurance. This endorsement is for long-term leases rather than short-term car rentals.
Transportation replacement (OPCF 20): This optional insurance type covers a rental car while your vehicle is repaired or replaced due to a covered accident or other insured damage. OPCF 20 adds loss of use coverage to your policy.
Liability for damage to non-owned automobile(s) and other coverages (OPCF 27): This provides physical damage coverage to cars you use but don’t own, such as a rented or borrowed car.
Removing depreciation deduction (OPCF 43): This coverage takes away any opportunity for your insurer to depreciate the value of the car when settling a claim for loss or damage caused by a peril for which you are insured.
Family protection coverage (OPCF 44R): This protects you and eligible family members if you are involved in a car accident and the other driver doesn't have adequate insurance. It raises the uninsured driver's policy limits to match your own.
Factors that determine your car insurance rates in Cambridge
There are a number of factors that determine your car insurance rates in Cambridge. Here are some to consider:
Your postal code
Your driving record
Your policy type
If you are an occasional driver, your low mileage status will lower your Cambridge car insurance premium. The opposite is true if you commute long distances or are in your car more often. Cambridge insurance companies will consider the higher risks of drivers who are in their cars more often and increase rates accordingly.
Your postal code can also influence your Cambridge car insurance rates. Some areas have lower crime rates and urban density, and people who live in those areas may find their Cambridge car insurance rates are cheaper than those living in higher-crime areas with more congestion.
As is the case everywhere in Canada, cheap auto insurance for young drivers is hard to come by in Cambridge due to their short driving and insurance histories. Taking driving training courses can help with that, but younger drivers, especially males, will find their rates to stay higher until they have some miles behind them.
In addition, having previous incidents on your driving record certainly won’t do anything to help your automobile insurance in Cambridge.
You can use LowestRates.ca’s car insurance calculator to figure out Cambridge's best option for car insurance for you.
Car insurance rates for Cambridge seniors
Experience counts for a lot in life. If you're in your sixties with a clean driving record, you can get better rates for your Cambridge car insurance.
This age group is considered very safe, with years of driving experience. At the same time, they've generally kept loyal to their insurance companies and likely have multiple products with the same company. All of these factors serve them well regarding rates and discounts.
Once you get past the 70-year mark, some Cambridge insurance companies may consider you a higher risk and your rates might increase slightly.
Comparing rates with different companies may yield savings if you are a senior who has seen your auto insurance premium increase with age. Use LowestRates.ca's online quote tool to get started.
Car insurance rates for students in Cambridge
Cheap auto insurance for students in Cambridge is hard to come by since most students are relatively new drivers in their early twenties (i.e., one of the riskiest demographics to insure, according to insurance providers). Your insurance rate will begin decreasing starting at age 25 if you keep a clean record, choose an inexpensive car, and take a driving course. In the meantime, you can still garner savings by comparing rates. Students who compare rates find some of the most significant discounts: when your rates are sky-high in the first place, there's more room for them to come down.
Car insurance for new immigrants in Cambridge
If you’ve recently immigrated to Cambridge from overseas or elsewhere, ask your old insurance company to provide a reference to your new Cambridge auto insurance company. You’ll have a better chance at securing a lower car insurance rate because you have proof of your insurance and driving history.
You must trade in your licence from the country you’ve emigrated from within 60 days for an Ontario driver’s license. The provincial government recognizes licences from several countries as equivalent to an Ontario license, which will make your transition smoother and prevent you from going through Ontario’s graduated licencing system.
If you’re immigrating from a country other than the ones listed below, you will have to go through Ontario’s graduated licencing system, which means you’ll be considered a new driver.
Here are the countries with which Ontario has a licence exchange agreement:
Isle of Man
Republic of Ireland
Car insurance for high-risk drivers in Cambridge
Cheap auto insurance in Cambridge for high-risk drivers is difficult to come by, as is the case anywhere. The more dents you have on your record, the likelier it is that your Cambridge car insurance costs will take a chunk out of your budget. However, some insurance companies specialize in insuring high-risk drivers; these providers are more likely to offer your lowest rate. Comparing rates is especially important for high-risk drivers since insurers in Ontario must provide a quote to all eligible customers, even if they don't specialize in covering drivers with your history. That means you could overpay for coverage if you don't shop around. Find out which insurance company favours you by getting quotes insurance quotes before you lock in with the best offer.
See how our customers in Cambridge save big on auto insurance.
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How can you get the cheapest car insurance in Cambridge?
It's easy — if you know how. Here are some of the best ways to lower your auto insurance premiums:
We'll show you the most competitive rates from all the top insurers. Now you can compare quotes all in one place.
Buy the right coverage
Avoiding extra frills in your policy and paying for only the coverage you need will lower your premiums.
Your driving record impacts your rate. Fewer infractions and fines equals cheaper insurance.
Pay on time
Prompt payments can save you money on late fees and lower your premiums. Insurers love a good customer.
Adding a house, motorcycle, RV, or other type of insurance policy to your car insurance plan can lower your rates.
Be safe, not sorry
Safety features like winter tires and alarm systems can help reduce your insurance premium.
Stick with one insurer
Most auto insurance companies give special discounts to customers who stay with them for a number of years.
Take a course
A defensive driving course makes you a better driver and can significantly reduce your car insurance premiums.
The math is clear: more experience on the road equals lower car insurance premiums. Young drivers almost universally pay higher rates for car insurance. While it’s difficult for new drivers to secure cheap car insurance rates, you may be able to lower your rates by maintaining good grades and attending driving school.
Look at location
Where you drive affects your premiums. Some areas are associated with higher rates of car accidents and theft.
Choose the right car
Cars with high crash-test scores, low theft ratings, and less powerful engines tend to have cheaper insurance rates.
Track your driving
With a usage-based car insurance policy, you can turn your low-risk driving habits into lower premiums.
Driving in Cambridge.
Most popular cars in Cambridge
Like all of Canada, the most popular cars in Cambridge are North American ones. Did you know the Toyota RAV4 and the Lexus RX are both Cambridge-built? Whatever the automobile, we can help you find the best estimates for car insurance across Cambridge.
Who shops for auto insurance quotes in Cambridge?
According to the most recent census, there were almost 130,000 residents in Cambridge, and 83.5% of them old enough to drive. LowestRates.com is here to help drivers both new and old find the best price for their car insurance in Cambridge.
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Your questions about car insurance in Cambridge, answered.
How much is car insurance in Cambridge?
Generally speaking, car insurance in Cambridge is cheaper than it is in the Greater Toronto Area. But, since car insurance is a custom product, each driver's premium will vary depending on driving experience, location, past record and other risk factors.
Which Cambridge postal code has the highest average premiums?
The Cambridge postal code with the highest car insurance premiums is the N3H area, according to LowestRates.ca user data, and is part of the Waterloo Regional Municipality.
Which Cambridge postal code has the lowest average premiums?
The Cambridge postal codes with the lowest car insurance premiums are N1R, according to LowestRates.ca user data.
How do Cambridge car insurance rates compare to other cities in Ontario?
Car insurance in Cambridge is on par with nearby Kitchener’s average. However, rates increase the closer you get to Lake Ontario and the more east you travel. On average, car insurance costs more in Hamilton than in Cambridge, for example.
Where do I get the cheapest car insurance quotes in Cambridge?
Finding the cheapest car insurance starts with comparison shopping on sites like LowestRates.ca. It’s free and simple to use. Just provide some information about your location, car and insurance type you are looking for. We’ll do the rest. You’ll receive the cheapest car insurance quotes in seconds from Cambridge’s top insurance providers.
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