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05.16.19

Getting Trippy this May Long?


May days are here my friends and summer is just around the corner. With clear roads and an extra day tagged on to the weekend, many are breaking free of the winter blues and hitting the open road [...]

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11.14.17

Winter Tire Ready?


With colder winters approaching and snow in the forecast, it’s important to know the difference between tires and what you’ll need. Wintery conditions can make roads difficult and even dangerous to traverse. In fact, winter driving can be [...]

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11.14.17

Renting a Vehicle for Business Use?


If your business travel includes renting a vehicle, safety is a necessary consideration. The following provides information about renting a vehicle, safely operating a rental vehicle and what to do in the event of an accident. Basic Rental Procedures [...]

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12.21.16

Drive Safe on Slick Roads


Winter weather can present many driving headaches for drivers, slick roadways being one of them. Driving conditions have been less than ideal lately and with several more months of winter ahead of us, we couldn’t think of a [...]

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10.18.16

Jump-Start Your Car in 7 Easy Steps


Although cars are more likely to stall in the cold, your battery can die at any time. Here’s how to jump-start your car in the event of a dead battery.  Before you start, take a moment to read [...]

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09.15.16

ICBC Wait Times – What you need to know!


ICBC’s New Insurance System Update May Cause Delays Starting September 11, 2016, Autoplan brokers throughout B.C. began using ICBC’s new insurance sales system. This is the single biggest renewal in their history, replacing technology that is more than 30 [...]

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06.15.16

Protect the Neck: Proper Headrest Adjustment


Before driving, you likely check your mirrors and position your seat belt. But did you know that taking the time to properly adjust the headrest in your car can help prevent painful neck injuries? According to the Canada Safety [...]

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04.12.16

Preventing Motorcycle Theft


Since motorcycles are easily accessible, they are highly prone to theft. If you like to hit the open road on two wheels, check out these theft prevention tips and avoid thieves stealing your two-wheeled baby. Tips for Thwarting Thieves   When you [...]

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06.10.15

10 Tips to Prevent Auto Theft


Thievery tops my angry list. It’s remarkable how violated, mad, sad (and so on) one feels when robbed. Nobody likes to feel that way. Nobody. Unfortunately, car theft and break-ins are all too commonplace.  Unbeknownst to many, we [...]

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04.08.15

The Sound of Spring: Vrooooommmm


I took a wee road trip this past weekend and noticed several motorhomes, motorcycles and even boats on trailers out and about… it looks as though spring is in full effect. Personally, it’s still a touch chilly for this princess to [...]

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08.13.14

Auto Buyer Beware


In the market for a new set of wheels, or, new to you, that is? If so, tread lightly because buyers can be taken for a ride if they are not careful. To avoid purchasing a car with [...]

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07.07.14

RV Summer Safety


Do you have an RV or do you plan on renting one this summer? Driving RVs can be a fun way to see the world and spend time with your family. As an RV is bigger and heavier [...]

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07.02.14

Rough Notes Magazine Features Schill Insurance


The crew here at Schill Insurance feel pretty lucky to be featured in the July issue of Rough Notes Magazine! Have a look by simply clicking on the cover image below. Let us know what you think. [...]

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05.07.14

Stock Up on Emergency Roadside Essentials


Close your eyes and picture this scenario: You are driving late at night on a country road and your vehicle becomes hard to control. You pull off to the side and notice that you have a flat tire. [...]

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04.09.14

A Lean Clean Speed Machine


I must start with a tiny disclaimer: I never clean my car. There’s just something that goes against the very core of my nature when it comes to keeping my car clean. I border on compulsive when it comes to [...]

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04.09.14

How to React After a Car Accident


I know I’m stating the obvious when I say car accidents are less than ideal. Regardless… Even though there are safer cars, safer roadways and numerous awareness campaigns these days, chances are you’ve seen or experienced a car accident. [...]

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03.25.13

Top 10 Highway Driving Tips


We are all guilty of speeding now and then, but a high percentage of automobile accidents occur on our freeways and high-ways due to the high rates of speed encountered. There are steps you should consider to reduce [...]

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05.08.12

Emergency Preparedness Week May 6-12


Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories [...]

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07.22.11

Top tips for teens behind the wheel


The weather is hot, school is out and now your teenager wants to hit the road – in your car. In 2010, more than 49,000 teens got their first B.C. driver’s licence. Once your teen has passed a knowledge [...]

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07.15.11

Tips for buying or selling a vehicle in B.C.


Selling a Vehicle?  Important information to know: ICBC will not accept any forms that have errors, crossing off, or are altered in any way Complete the ‘Sellers’ section of the transfer form.  Be sure to include the vehicle description, [...]

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05.30.11

Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in Canada


The Insurance Bureau of Canada has released its annual list of the most stolen vehicles in the country for 2010, and the inclusion of higher-value models indicates that organized crime rings continue to be involved in Canadian auto [...]

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06.01.10

Possible ICBC rate reduction in November


ICBC has submitted an application with the BC Utilities Commission which is responsible for regulating basic insurance rates in British Columbia.  With the basic rates being unchanged in three of the last five years, ICBC is seeking to [...]

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03.31.10

Beginning July 1st, all vehicles whether bought from an individual or a dealership will be subject to the same harmonized tax of 12 percent.


You had to know this was coming!  Since the inception of the GST, vehicles sold privately have been exempt from GST. This has been a contentious issue with dealerships as many argued it encouraged buyers to look to [...]

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02.07.10

Against The Law to Use Hand-Held Devices While Driving in B.C.


It’s now against the law to use hand-held cell phones and other hand-held communication and entertainment devices while driving on B.C. roads. Any violation will net drivers a $167 fine, ouch. If you’re caught dialing, texting or emailing, three [...]

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