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Off-set the federal Carbon Tax with these helpful fuel-saving strategies
The price of gas is expected to rise as the federal government's carbon tax begins today in Ontario. For this reason, it’s important to save on gas whenever you can.
National Safe Driving Week - Preventing Distracted Driving
For National Safe Driving Week, Scrivens is dedicated to sharing tips, tricks, and advice for staying safe while on the roads in Ottawa. One of the best ways to stay safe is to prevent distractions while driving.
Driver-Assist Features
Vehicle technology seems to advance each year as new features improve driver and passenger safety. The following are just a few driver-assist features to be aware of the next time you are in the market for a new vehicle.
Back to School Defensive Driving Techniques
It's that time of year again when the pleasant summer commute is back to normal as students and parents return from their summer breaks. That means there are a significantly higher number of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians to be aware of while commuting.
Preparing Your Home for a Vacation
When preparing to leave for a vacation, it's easy to overlook basic home safety precautions. To protect your residence while you're away and enjoy a worry-free trip, keep in mind the following tips.
Insuring your home away from home
If you're investing in a second home, Scrivens has put together some insurance basics to help you make the best buying decision when it comes to determining insurability and estimating your ongoing cost of ownership.
Remodeling your home
It's time to renovate your home or cottage! Whether you have hired someone to renovate or you're doing it yourself, there are some things you need to be aware.
Navigating Rental Car Insurance
When renting a car for a family vacation, road trip, or other personal use, the last thing you want to worry about is your insurance coverage. Before renting a car, you'll have to decided whether to purchase additional rental insurance or not.
FAQ: Water Damage and Overland Flooding
Today's changing climate has seen an increase in extreme weather events as $1 billion has become the new normal for yearly catastrophic losses, mostly due to water-related damage.
How falling in love can impact your insurance
Should you be so lucky to be one of those couples to get engaged on Valentine's Day, there are a number of insurance-related concerns to keep in mind before your wedding.
A Guide to Buying Winter Tires
We pull out the winter coats and make sure our home heating systems are functional – but what about our vehicles?
Prepare your home for winter with this checklist
Ottawa winters aren't always as mild as they were in 2016-2017 and forecasts show the upcoming winter will see returns of significant snow events. Fortunately with accurate forecasting, we are able to prepare for the worst.
Driver Safety After Dark
Drivers often forget to turn on headlights one half-hour before sunset and one half-hour after sunrise.
Things to Consider When Shopping For A Used Vehicle
To avoid purchasing a car with hidden problems, consider the following buying precautions.
What To Do When Water Damage Happens
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you will experience water damage in your home or business. Don't panic, make sure everyone is safe, call your insurance broker's claims line and follow these steps.
7 Safety Tips for Bike Commuters
As the weather continues to warm up, more and more commuters will begin biking to work. Biking to work is not only a great source of exercise, but it can reduce a commuter's carbon footprint and help him or her save big on gas.
Drug-Impaired Driving Can Be Deadly
According to the most recent data from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, approximately 34% of vehicle crash deaths can be linked to drug-impaired driving, which is nearly as many as those related to alcohol.
Insured Losses from Catastrophic Events Reached $4.9 Billion in 2016
In insurance, a catastrophic event is one that is typically unpredictable and causes extreme loss. Catastrophic events can be either natural or man-made disasters, and common examples include earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and terrorist attacks.
Ontario Winter Tire Discount: What you need to know!
As of January 1, 2016, all insurance providers operating in Ontario are required to provide discounts—typically 2 to 5 per cent—to policyholders who purchase and install winter tires. These discounts, which were mandated by the Ministry of Finance and the Government of Ontario, were put into force to not only reduce insurance rates but also to improve overall roadway safety.
Ontario Auto Insurance Customized
The minimum car insurance coverage in Ontario must carry third-party liability, accident benefits, direct compensation property damage, and uninsured automobile.