When visiting Canada with your car you will require a Canadian Auto insurance cover. There are a number of reasons why this will be very necessary. We took a look at some of the most vital reasons that our insurance experts in Canada put out. Here are some of the most vital ones that we collected and which would be very important for you to understand.
#1 It is Required By Law
Canadian Law requires that every vehicle that plies the Canadian roads must have an insurance cover, more specifically an auto insurance cover. It could be comprehensive, collision, or third party insurance cover. Any person who uses the road with their car without an insurance cover will face criminal charges. Worse still, repeated offenses could cause you to lose your driver’s license or do maximum jail term.
#2 It’s For Legal Protection
A Canadian Car Insurance cover will be very important in protecting you from any further law suits in case of an accident that you are at a fault. The reason for this is because insurance cover will step up to cover all relevant/ related/ resultant costs including damages and compensation for the injured passengers. It will also cater for the attorney’s fee. This will at the end of the day save you from unplanned for lawsuits costs that might have been very costly.
#3 It’s Just Common Sense
Think about it – this thing is enshrined in the law. Again it is not only in Canada alone. Possibly back at home you have also seen the rules apply. If so then it is just common sense really. Laws are intended to make various sectors and departments to operate smoothly. Having current car insurance is therefore very important. It restores sanity in the Canadian roads and any other roads across the globe.
#4 To Settle Accident Cost
Car insurance in Canada is intended to help you settle the resultant costs of any road accidents that you might have been at fault. Whether it is liability, third party, comprehensive, or any other type of cover, car insurance will help you settle the entire accident costs that you would have not manage at once. These costs could range from medical costs, damage to cars, and compensation of injuries to third party etc.
#5 It’s a Calamity Protection
For people with comprehensive covers and those who want to really take care of their new rides, car insurance will be ideal for protection against natural disasters and calamities and resultant damages. These calamities include earthquakes, hurricane, mudslide, and volcanic eruptions among other things. At this point your car insurance cover, specifically a comprehensive cover will replace your car with a new one depending on the extent of the damages sustained.
Just by playing by the rules, using current car insurance, gives you the right peace of mind: you will drive safely, concentrate on the road, and above all keep road anxiety away. As a comfy road user, it is simple really; you will be more productive on how you use the roads.
In reality the car is one of the most expensive things you could spend your money on. Today they are simply a necessity. However, before driving into any road in Canada, remember to have valid car insurance as demanded by the law.
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