Insurance coverage: a little explanation

Auto Insurance coverage can get a bit confusing, especially when you're not even sure exactly what is covered.  Added to that, there is also coverage which is mandatory in Ontario. A few explanations of the main areas of coverage may help you become a better consumer and be more realistic about your vehicle and your Insurance policy. Comprehensive (COMP)-this covers your vehicle for losses that are not collision-related such as if your car is … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Vehicle

Buying a new vehicle is usually both exciting and stressful; it is, likely the second most expensive ticket item you’ll buy, after a home, so you want to get it right. Before you even start looking at cars is the time to work through a decision-making process. And don’t wait to buy a car until you need one desperately: buying a car takes time, energy and the ability to say, “No thanks,” to the salesman and drive away. In order to do that, make … [Read more...]

Tires-All Season or Every Season

Choosing tires for your vehicle can be a daunting task.  Gone are the days when car owners in Canada always had two sets of tires and, much like adjusting your clocks twice a year, switching your tires for the season took place at the same time every year. With the introduction of All Season tires car owners were given the option of no seasonal tire changes. This can be very convenient however the effectiveness of All Season tires is dependent … [Read more...]

Prepare for an emergency with a car kit

It happens to the best of us: our car breaks down, we run out of gas or we get lost and we’re stuck on the side of the road without anything to eat, keep us warm or help us get going again. This is exactly why every car owner should keep emergency items in their car. These can be purchased as a pre-assembled kit and you can add items depending on the season and where you live. The kits take up just a little bit of space in the trunk of the … [Read more...]

Shop the insurance market

Many people have been with the same insurance provider for many years, simply accepting the coverage, and costs, as they are provided. Though coverage may be pretty standard from company to company, premium difference can vary. That’s why it’s important to shop around and get quotes from multiple insurance companies. When looking for better rates there are a number of factors you may benefit from. For example, if you insure your home and … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving

Newmarket Auto Body wishes you and yours a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. … [Read more...]

Tips for choosing a reputable body shop

Getting into an auto collision is a stressful time that requires a lot of decisions to be made quickly. The first and most important one for your car is where you will take it to be repaired. Choosing a reputable collision repair shop to do this work on your car can be a confusing task and many people don’t know where to start. Like selecting many businesses, often the best place to start is by asking around for a good, trustworthy place. … [Read more...]

The importance of rust protection

There is one four letter work that upsets Canadian drivers more than any other: RUST! Our Canadian climate is the main contributor to this unsightly issue. Ice, snow, salt, major weather changes and the all-too-common gravel road wreak havoc on your car’s paint job and can eventually cause more serious problems. That’s why it is highly recommended that car owners invest in some type of rust protection. Constant driving, particularly on … [Read more...]

Driving Lessons: Driver’s School or Home Taught; Which is Best?

Without a doubt, the best answer to that question is that attending a driver’s school is best, due to the many advantages for the new driver who graduates from a reputable, licensed driver training program. True, there is an initial cost involved, but it’s worth the investment, especially when you consider the potential for future savings that will offset the initial outlay. For example, many insurance companies offer a premium discount to … [Read more...]

Back-to-school-fall driving, 101

Fall is more than just a change of weather; it’s the season to begin changing our driving habits. When children return to school it’s also time for a little driver re-education. Accordingly, here’s today's lesson, “Back-to-school-safe driving.” With school now in session, drivers must remember to be extra careful and vigilant. Intersections near schools which were quiet in summer are now teeming with children up to four times a day; even a … [Read more...]