Let’s face facts – we live in Canada and snow in winter is part of the deal! So whether you like snow or not, it makes good sense to be prepared for driving as safely as possible in it. Here’s the good news: soon all insurers in Ontario will offer a snow tire insurance discount. Learn more to see how you can qualify for it.
You have probably already heard that the Ontario Government is taking steps to lower auto insurance premiums for drivers in the province. Part of that initiative will require all insurance companies in Ontario to provide a discount for drivers who buy and install winter tires, starting January 1, 2016.
Many insurance companies already offer a discount for installing snow tires on your vehicle. To be eligible for your winter tire discount, the conditions are:
The snow tire discount varies between insurance carriers, but most companies offer a 5% savings, which can help you pay for the added safety this winter.
Winter tires enhance your safety in winter driving conditions and reduce the likelihood of collisions by improving traction, braking and handling in lower temperatures, snow, slush and icy conditions.
Here’s what to look for if you are thinking of buying winter tires:
To keep your tires in good condition, check the air pressure at least once a month and change your tires when they are worn close to the tread-wear indicators. Winter tires that are in good condition can shorten braking distances by as much as 25 per cent, which can save you from hitting the car ahead of you.
To find out how to get your snow tire insurance discount, contact Mitchell & Whale Insurance Brokers at 1-800-731-2228 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be sure you qualify. Ask us about other discounts too!