How do I cancel my car insurance contract?
To cancel your car insurance contract, you can contact your AMR insurance broker, who will make the necessary arrangements with your current insurance company and, if necessary, find you a new insurer that better suits your situation or your budget.
You can read more about it in this blog post.
Can I cancel my car insurance at any time?
Although car insurance policies are typically for one year, it is usually possible to cancel your contract to change insurers at any time. However, some insurance companies will charge a cancellation fee or require a notice period.
Do I need to insure vehicles that are not in use?
The answer to this question depends on the reason the vehicle is not in use and the requirements of your insurance company.
If your vehicle is out of service for an extended period of time, you may want to consider insuring it against risks such as theft, fire or damage from the elements. This can be especially important if the vehicle is parked in an area where it is at risk of damage or theft, such as a low-traffic street or an unattended parking lot.
However, if your vehicle is simply parked for a short period of time, such as a repair or maintenance, your current insurance policy may already cover the above risks. It is important to check the terms and conditions of your insurance contract to see what is and is not covered.
In any case, it is always best to contact your insurance company to discuss your specific situation and ensure that you have the appropriate coverage for your vehicle not in use.
Should I file a claim after an accident?
The decision to file a claim after an accident depends on several factors, such as the severity of the accident, the amount of your deductible, your insurance history and the cost of repairs. To make an informed decision, don’t hesitate to call on the expertise of your AMR insurance broker, who will be able to offer you sound advice.
What should I do in the event of an accident?
In the event of a car accident, it is important to take immediate action to protect your safety and interests. Here are the steps to follow:
- Make sure everyone is safe and call emergency services and the police, if necessary. If possible, move the cars involved out of the lane of traffic.
- Exchange information with the other driver(s) and, if the conditions of the accident lend themselves to it, fill out a joint report.
- photos of the accident scene, vehicle damage and any visible injuries.
- Contact your insurance broker promptly to report the accident and give them any information you have.
It is best to avoid admitting fault following the accident, as this could hurt your claim. Instead, let the insurance companies investigate and determine the cause of the accident.
Why do frequent claims increase the price of my insurance?
According to statistics, frequent claims indicate a higher likelihood that you will make future claims and therefore represent a greater risk to insurers; this results in a higher insurance premium.
Frequent claims may also indicate that you are more likely to cause damage in the future For example, many claims for car accidents could mean that you are driving recklessly.
Insurance companies also consider the costs associated with handling claims when calculating their premiums. The more claims you have, the higher the costs, which will affect their customers’ premiums, including those who make frequent claims.
How can I insure a recreational vehicle outside of Quebec?
If you are a Quebec resident and own a recreational vehicle that you would like to insure outside of Quebec, first contact your AMR insurance broker to find out if your current insurer offers coverage outside of Quebec. If it does, and if the insurance meets your needs, you can apply for that coverage upon your broker’s recommendation.
If your current insurer doesn’t offer such coverage, your independent broker will research other insurance companies to find coverage that meets your needs at the best possible price.
What to do in case of theft in a trailer?
Here are the steps to follow in the event of theft from a trailer:
- Report the theft to the police and provide information like license plate number, make, model, etc. to help the police find your belongings.
- Contact your AMR insurance broker to report the theft to your insurance company and provide them with a copy of the police report. If your insurance policy covers theft, they can also take care of filing a claim for you.
By immediately reporting the theft to the police and your insurance company, you increase your chances of being compensated, and also, of recovering your belongings.
What insurance do I need to rent a recreational vehicle?
When renting an RV, it is important to have insurance to protect you in case of an accident or damage to the vehicle. Here are the types of insurance you should consider when renting a recreational vehicle:
- Liability insurance
- Collision insurance
- Comprehensive insurance
- Supplementary liability insurance
- Bodily injury liability insurance
To choose the right one for you, we recommend that you consult your AMR insurance broker, who will be able to advise you.
Is insurance mandatory for recreational vehicles?
In Quebec, recreational vehicle (RV) insurance is required by law. This means that RV owners must have liability insurance to cover damage to other people or their property while operating their recreational vehicle on public roads.
It is also recommended that you purchase collision or comprehensive insurance to cover damage to your own RV in the event of an accident, theft, fire or vandalism.
Since insurance requirements may vary depending on the type of recreational vehicle you own and its use, we recommend that you check the terms with your AMR general insurance broker.
What is the minimum age to insure a snowmobile?
In Quebec, the minimum age to insure a snowmobile is 16. However, drivers under the age of 18 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before purchasing snowmobile insurance.
Drivers under 18 may also have restrictions on the horsepower or engine size of the snowmobile they can operate. Since these requirements can vary by insurer, your AMR insurance broker will make sure you meet them to ensure you are adequately covered.
What documents are required to insure a snowmobile?
To insure your snowmobile, you can contact an AMR independent insurance broker by calling 819-791-1791. The broker will evaluate your needs based on the use you plan to make of your snowmobile and will compare offers from various insurers to find the best coverage at the best price for you.
Then, of course, you will have to pay your premium (whether annually or monthly) and obtain your proof of insurance, which you will need to keep with you at all times when driving your snowmobile.
How do I insure a snowmobile?
To insure your snowmobile, you can contact an AMR independent insurance broker by calling 819-791-1791. The broker will evaluate your needs based on the use you plan to make of your snowmobile and will compare offers from various insurers to find the best coverage at the best price for you. Then, of course, you will have to pay your premium (whether annually or monthly) and obtain your proof of insurance, which you will need to keep with you at all times when driving your snowmobile.
Is snowmobile insurance mandatory?
Snowmobile insurance is required in Quebec. In accordance with Quebec’s Act respecting off-highway vehicles, all snowmobile owners must have at least $500,000 in liability insurance to cover damages caused to others in the event of an accident. This insurance must be valid at all times when the snowmobile is in use.
How can I suspend or cancel my motorcycle insurance?
To cancel your motorcycle insurance contract, you can contact your AMR insurance broker, who will contact your current insurance company and, if necessary, find you a new insurer that better suits your situation or budget. To suspend your motorcycle insurance for the winter, you should check with your broker to see if you can take advantage of the FAQ16 rider. Under this clause, some of the coverage related to the operation of your vehicle, such as third party liability and the collision section, will be suspended while your motorcycle is in storage. If this applies to your situation, you may receive a credit on your insurance premium.
Am I insured if someone tries out my motorcycle?
If a person with a valid driver’s licence is driving your motorcycle with your permission and is involved in an accident, most insurance policies will cover the damage up to your insurance limits.
However, if someone is riding without your permission and gets into an accident, then your insurance coverage may be in question.
We recommend that you check with your broker to see what your coverage would be in the event of such an incident.
What documents are required to insure a motorcycle?
The documents required to insure a motorcycle may vary depending on the insurance company. However, the following is a list of the documents that are usually required:
- Driver’s licence
- Proof of registration
- Safety certificate
- Proof of prior insurance (if you already have motorcycle insurance)
Is motorcycle insurance mandatory?
In Quebec, you are required to have insurance for your motorcycle. In accordance with the Automobile Insurance Act, you must have at least $50,000 in liability coverage.
For how long should I keep my car insurance documents?
You should keep your car insurance documents for at least one year after your policy expires. They may be useful in the event of a dispute or litigation with your insurance company or another party involved in an accident.
Claim settlement documents should be kept for at least seven years, as some disputes can take several years to be settled.
Please note, however, that requirements may vary by jurisdiction and insurance company, so be sure to ask your broker for recommendations that apply to your unique situation.
How does car insurance work?
To protect drivers financially in the event of car accidents, insurance companies assess the risks associated with each driver and their vehicle, then set rates based on those assessments.
If an accident occurs, policyholders can file a claim with their insurance company (through their broker if applicable) and receive an amount to cover—depending on the policy they have purchased—property damage and bodily injury to the other party involved in the accident in the case of liability insurance (which is mandatory) or damage to both parties in the case of comprehensive insurance (which is optional).
What is car insurance for?
Car insurance protects drivers against the financial risks associated with car accidents.
In Quebec, car insurance has two components:
- Chapter A (mandatory), or “one-way” insurance as people say, which covers third party liability, i.e. property damage caused to another person’s vehicle and bodily injury (which would not be covered by the SAAQ) caused to another person.
- Chapter B (optional), also nicknamed “two-way insurance,” which covers damage to your own vehicle.