Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Issues that Affect your Rates with Car Insurance

Car insurance is a must.An accident without insurance can be a huge financial burden, and driving without insurance is illegal in most places.Most people today are dealing with financial difficulties and finding ways to save money is important.Car insurance is one area that you may be able to save money on, and many people don't realize that there is a huge array of different factors which affect your insurance rates.Knowing the various things that can drive up your premiums may help you keep your monthly payments low and make it easier to make the rent or put groceries on the table.

First of all, there are a few basic things that you can do which will change the price you're paying for car insurance.The most obvious is simply to maintain a clean driving record.Avoiding accidents, tickets, and building up a solid history of safe driving experience will help tremendously.In fact, in most cases the longer you've driven, the lower your payments will be.Even your car can affect your car insurance payments.A fast, flashy sports care will cost more to insure than a sedan since there's a greater risk associated with it of both theft and accident.

You should also take the time to shop around.Simply taking the first quote you're given is the best way to pay too much for car insurance.Instead, comparison shop and get as many different quotes as you can so that you can compare the price of all of them and find the best option for you.Be sure to ask about discounts as well since most companies offer discounts if you bundle insurance coverage, have passed a defensive driving course, or have been with them for years.It never hurts to ask about discounts, and you may very well be able to save money.

Another thing that has an effect on the cost of your car insurance is to adjust your deductible.If you have a high deductible, you'll have to pay more out of pocket in the event of an accident before your insurance company will start to pick up the bill.This added risk on your shoulders can lower your monthly premiums and make it easier to pay all of your bills each month.The specific of your coverage will also affect the price you pay, and dropping unneeded features could save you money.A number of issues will affect your car insurance bill, and knowing them could help you save big.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Buying and Selling a Used Vehicle in Ontario make it a Safe Transaction

If you are going to buy or sell a used vehicle in Ontario, you should be aware that the law requires you to provide a used vehicle information package for the buyer. This protects both the buyer and the seller in the case that there is damage to the car or there is a lean against it. That way it becomes clear which problems came with the car and which problems arose after the car transferred ownership. Getting a history of the car is another very important step for someone buying a used vehicle whether they are buying it directly from the owner or from a dealer in used vehicles.
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This information package should require a variety of different information including registration history, odometer information, year, make, model, mileage and the status of the car (if it has been in an accident or not). There are other things that are required as well and if any of them are missing, it should be cause for alarm. Every person who wants to potentially buy a used vehicle should insist on doing a test drive to make sure the vehicle is in good enough condition to drive safely and effectively. There are some problems which might be apparent in the test drive that would be warning signs that something might be wrong with the vehicle.
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One of the warning signs is if the vehicle turns or pulls to one side or if the brakes squeal. Strange exhaust, strange smells, and strange sounds are all cause for alarm. It is best to inspect a vehicle in the daylight so never agree to meet a car salesman after dark. A rough ride is another problem that might indicate that the shock absorbers have worn off and need to be replaced. There are legal ramifications for tampering with any of the required elements of selling used cars in Ontario. It is also illegal to tamper with the odometer so be sure the mileage in the report matches what the mileage on the odometer reports. Another great idea in the GTA is to ask to see that it’s passed an emissions control test.

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Obtain a buyer's checklist from a government site in order to be sure that you have completed all the legal steps for buying the car and transferring the ownership. There are many people who are dishonest, unfortunately, so you want to be sure that you are not buying a car from one of them. Use your instincts and educate yourself. If something seems off, or if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. The best course is the legal and safe course when buying a used car.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

OMVIC Can Help If You Have a Dispute after Purchasing a Licensed Vehicle

The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council enforces the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act that is sometimes shortened to the acronym MVDA. If a car dealer has told you a lie about a vehicle you bought, what rights do you have as a consumer? The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry can get involved to help if you have been badly taken advantage of, but it is important to note what you should do, so you can help yourself before needing to contact them. While Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council can't do anything about private sates and independent repair facilities, they can help with problem resolution for registered dealers and cars that have manufacturing defects that are not more than five years old.

The Motor Vehicles Dealers Act will help you, if you qualify for arbitration, in resolving problems that are stipulated in the act so that you have support, if you were not able to come to an amicable resolution to the issue at hand. But first, you should try to work things out with dealer. Trying to work out a reasonable solution is a good first step to take. You should be careful to be clear and specific about the outcome you desire and the details you are not content with. If you are willing to go to court, the court can order that the dealer compensates you if you win your case, but you may be able to avoid the courts altogether through good mediation and conflict resolution. Make sure your documentation is as detailed as possible in writing, so that if you need to proceed to court you have all possible information at hand.
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You should avoid doing business with curbsiders. Curbsider is the name for car dealers who are not registered with the OMVIC and do not have a license. The Motor Vehicles Dealers Act applies to registered dealers only. When purchasing a vehicle make sure to always keep a record of everyone you speak to incase you need them later or if something is misrepresented. Be sure to record what they say to you and the verbal promises made. It is a good idea to send an email that confirms what was said after the conversation is over.

The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council isn't able to force either party in a dispute to come to a solution. However they are able to advise both parties of their rights and obligations under the law. They can also advise on how a court of law might view the case. The most important thing to remember is that it’s always easier to back out of a potentially shady deal than it is to try to undo it once it's done. Be sure you feel confident about the deal before proceeding with it.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Child Booster Seats and Safety

There’s a reason that Ontario repeatedly receives awards for having high safety standards. This is one of the safest places to drive a car anywhere in the world and it’s because of the precautions taken in regards to things like child booster seats. They are very important to have in your car if you have a child. Children can slip and fall out of seat belts that are designed for adults, so it’s important to make sure that they are securely strapped in before you drive.

A booster seat can be attached to a car seat and will be your best bet for keeping your little one safe and sound during any car trip you might be going on. Not all booster seats are right for all people, so it’s important for you to choose the one that is right for your child specifically. Most people know that children under the age of 13 should not be in the front seat. In case of an accident they are much safer if they are sitting in the back. Infant seats should always face the back of the car and not the front.

When you strap your infant into the seat, you should make sure the straps are under the shoulders and across the collarbone and that you can fit only one finger under the straps. If you can fit two fingers the straps are too loose and if you can fit no fingers they will be too tight. Avoid aftermarket car seats or ones that are used if they are showing serious signs of wear. It is best to be safe even if means getting a new child booster seat. Your child will outgrow the infant seat and that will eventually need to be replaced with a toddler seat.

Children under the age of 8 who don’t reach a certain height and weight criteria must also be in a booster seat designed especially for older children. Older child booster seats protect children who can slip out from underneath seat belts that are designed for adults. Older child booster seats protect children who can slip out from underneath seat belts that are designed for adults, young adults, teenagers, and pre-teenagers. These guidelines are not negotiable. They are the law. There is no alternate method of driving children that is acceptable in the eyes of the law. It is important that all parents and all people who drive children are aware of their responsibilities to provide legal and safe booster seats for all children in their care.

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