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4 Signs Your Vehicle Battery Might Not Last Through Winter by CAA South Central Ontario.

Mon, 24th November, 2014 - Posted by - Comments Off on 4 Signs Your Vehicle Battery Might Not Last Through Winter by CAA South Central Ontario.

4 Signs Your Vehicle Battery Might Not Last Through Winter by CAA South Central Ontario.

Bone-chilling temperatures gripped southern Ontario during this past winter – one of the longest and coldest in 20 years. Parts of the province plunged into a deep freeze and ‘polar vortex’ made its way in to everyday conversations.

Before the deep freeze returns this year, remember to have your car battery tested by a professional to make sure it is ready to face another frigid winter.

“The harsh winter temperatures can drain the power from your vehicle’s battery,” said Silvana Aceto, Communications Consultant, CAA SCO. “Before you try to start your car, make sure you have turned off all your accessories including the heater, radio and lights.”The average lifespan of a battery is 3-5 years, but driving conditions, weather and lack of care can shorten it.

Here are some warning signs that your battery may need to be replaced:

Your vehicle cranks slowly when trying to start.

You hear a grinding, clicking or buzzing when you turn the ignition on.

Your vehicle has previously stalled.

Your headlights dim when you are idling but brighten when you rev the engine.

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Nov 11th 11:00 a.m. We Honor Those Who Serve Today and Those Who Gave Their Lives in Service to All Canadians.

Tue, 11th November, 2014 - Posted by - Comments Off on Nov 11th 11:00 a.m. We Honor Those Who Serve Today and Those Who Gave Their Lives in Service to All Canadians.

Expo Insurance Remembers all Members of the Canadian Forces.

We Shall Remember Them

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Intact Insurance My Driving Discount Program.

Wed, 5th November, 2014 - Posted by - Comments Off on Intact Insurance My Driving Discount Program.

Intact Insurance Company,my Driving DiscountTM

Some people have better driving habits than others. That’s why we have developed a program that rewards good driving behaviour for our clients at Intact Ins. With my Driving Discount, you could save up to 25%* off your auto insurance premium. Want more information Contact Your Insurance Broker Expo Insurance Brokers Inc. at (905) 212 7007 today.

Getting started in three easy steps

Step 1: Sign up with your Broker Expo Ins Brokers

Enrolling in the my Driving Discount program is quick and easy and you automatically get a 5% discount when you sign up. Do you already have an automobile insurance policy with us? You can enrol in the my Driving Discount program with your broker. Looking to insure your car with Intact Insurance and sign up for my Driving Discount? Start by getting a quote.

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Step 2: Set up

Your my Driving Discount device will come in the mail a few days after you enrol in the program. Just plug it into your vehicle’s OBD port and start the engine.

Once your device is connected, you’ll get an email containing a user name and password that will give you access to yourmy Driving Discount Website.

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Step 3: Save

Depending on your driving habits, you could save as much as 25% off your auto insurance at your next renewal.

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*Certain conditions, limitations and exclusions apply. Contact your Broker at Expo Ins to see our full Terms of Use for further details.

Simply plug-in and you could save.

Plug the my Driving Discount device into your car and we’ll start collecting the data we need to help you save. We’ll review your acceleration, braking, and time of day that you drive, based on the kilometres driven.

Connecting your my Driving Discount device is as simple as locating your OBD (On Board Diagnostic) port. It’s a small socket in your car that can usually be found under your dash, near the steering column. If you need help finding yours, check your vehicle owner’s manual.

Category : Auto Insurance / EXPO Insurance

How to properly stock your car for Winter Safety.

Mon, 3rd November, 2014 - Posted by - Comments Off on How to properly stock your car for Winter Safety.

How to Properly Stock Your Car Safety Kit for Common Emergencies From CAA South Central Ontario.

Before drivers had roadside assistance, cell phones and GPS systems to depend on in case of emergencies, there was the safety kit.

Once a staple in car safety, these kits have all but been replaced by the accessibility and comfort provided by the technological resources increasingly available to drivers. With help only a touch of a button away, it’s no surprise that many drivers are now forgoing the traditional safety kit. But while the latest safety approaches are proving to be beneficial, drivers need to remember that cell phones can die or lose signal, and therefore should always have a backup plan prepared. By purchasing a roadside safety kit or creating one from scratch, motorists can provide themselves with care while assistance is on its way.

When creating your own safety kit, keep these 12 items in mind:

Warm clothing (hat, gloves, boots)

Flashlight with back-up batteries

Ice scraper & collapsible shovel

First aid kit (bandages, instant ice packs, scissors, aspirin, gauze, adhesive tape, antiseptic cream, first aid instructions)

Jumper cables

Multi purpose tool, or any of the following; a flat head screwdriver, pillers, vise grips, adjustable wrench, lug nut wrench or tire iron

Working jack

Spare tire

Tire inflator & tire pressure gauge

Electrical tape

Rags

Bottled water and energy bars

BONUS extreme cold necessities:

Wool blankets

Hand warmers

Flashers and flares

Windshield de-icer

Did you know that *any* cell phone (even without an active service plan) can call 9-1-1 on any network it can connect to? If you’ve got an old spare, consider keeping it and a spare battery/charger in your emergency kit.

Category : Auto Insurance / EXPO Insurance

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