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Fort McMurray’s population exploded to nearly 70,000 in 2016 but after the wildfires caught national attention, we await the next census to update these results.
It was a town rich in oil and gas and its economy brought in a lot of people and consequently a lot of traffic. The average annual car insurance premium in Fort McMurray is just shy of $1,200. Highway 63 cuts right through town carrying a lot of heavyweight trucks so be mindful of road conditions and truckers’ blind spots.
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Fort McMurray operates in a hybrid system between tort and no-fault insurance. No-fault means drivers use their own insurance company regardless of who is at-fault in an accident. A tort-based system allows you to pursue the other driver for damages.
Alberta auto insurance is provided by private insurance companies and is regulated by the Auto Insurance Rate Board (AIRB). AIRB ensures rate increases are substantiated. Simply put, an insurer can't raise rates without prior approval from the regulatory body and is based on their financial records.
Available Fort McMurray car insurance coverage is broken down into two categories - mandatory and optional.
Mandatory Fort McMurray auto insurance coverage includes:
- Third-party liability
- Accident benefits
- Direct Compensation Property Damage (DCPD)
Optional Fort McMurray car insurance coverage includes:
- Collision insurance
- Comprehensive car insurance
- Specified perils
- All perils
There are also optional Standard Endorsement Forms (SEF) which are endorsements you can add to your coverage. Here are 4 common Fort McMurray auto endorsements.
- SEF 101 - covers the cost of a rental vehicle while yours is being repaired or replaced
- SEF 27 - Ports your existing insurance to a rental car or car you borrow
- SEF 39 - Accident forgiveness - insurance won't go up after your first at-fault claim
- SEF 43R - Removes depreciation in calculating the value of your car when settling a claim
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How much is car insurance in Fort McMurray?
The average cost of car insurance in Fort McMurray is roughly $1,200 per year, or about $100 per month. But rates are rising. Could you be paying less? Let's find out.
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Research which company provides cheap car insurance in Fort McMurray, and also the best value for you and your vehicle. Rates may change up to four times a year, but lucky for you comparing Fort McMurray car insurance with us is free.
Stay with your current insurer
Some Fort McMurray auto insurance companies will give loyalty discounts to drivers who remain active with them for years. Especially if they add family members or multiple vehicles to their policy.
Bundle your policies
If you use the same insurance company for both your home and auto insurance needs, your insurer will often thank you with a dip in premiums.
Get a multi car discount
If you have multiple drivers and vehicles in the same household, by putting them all on one policy can save you money.
Increase your deductible
Your deductible is the portion you pay when settling a claim before your insurer will pay the rest. If you’re willing to double your deductible, it could save you money.
Ask about discounts
If you’re a member of a large corporation, union, or a school alumnus, it could help you get cheaper Fort McMurray car insurance
Pay premiums annually, instead of monthly
Paying monthly adds administrative costs to your insurer, so if you’re able to pay in full annually you can lower your premiums.
Maintain a good driving record
If you’re a safe driver, obey the rules of the road and drive according to road conditions you can reduce your chances of an accident. Car crashes stay on your insurance record for up to ten years and can result in higher premiums.
Install winter tires
You can save 3% - 5% simply by adding winter tires to your car in Alberta
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Matt started his professional career at CARPROOF where he honed his marketing and analytical skills for over 3 years. Matt then took his wealth of experience to Ratehub.ca’s Toronto offices, working with insurance providers, agents, and brokers to grow and expand the Insurance business unit. He is a thought leader in the community and a valuable insurance resource to respected publications like the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Huffington Post, Yahoo News, and 680 news radio in Toronto.read linkedin bio
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