Car Insurance in Markham, Ontario

Markham is a place that’s got it going on! We are just outside Toronto but we have so much of our own Markham flavour to offer. There are many neighbourhoods to explore in Markham, from Unionville, to Thornhill, to downtown. We are also proud to be an incredibly diverse place to live. There are people here from all over the world, as well as families who have been in Canada for generations. Together, we make Markham an amazing place to live and work.

At BrokerLink, our brokers don’t just work in Markham. We live there too. This means we drive the same roads as you, and suffer through the traffic and construction just like you. Living in the community we work in means we know what coverages you really need, and what you don’t. We can offer car insurance quotes in Markham that fit your life, so you can drive in Markham with peace of mind.

Secure your car with BrokerLink’s car insurance

According to Statistics Canada, Markham is the most diverse community in Canada. This means there is no “one size fits all” approach to car insurance in Markham. The coverage you will need depends on your unique circumstances. A broker will go over all of your options with you, and will take the time to explain everything.

Enjoy freedom from worry

These days, it’s easier than ever to go online and find insurance in a matter of seconds. However, without the advice of an expert, it can be difficult to know whether you have the right coverage. If you go with an insurance broker, you’ll have an insurance expert who takes the time to get to know you and ask all the right questions. You’ll walk away with confidence, knowing if an accident does occur, you and your loved ones won’t have to stress about insurance.

Compare competitive rates from Brokerlink

Some people don’t have a full understanding of the difference between an insurance broker and an insurance agent. Insurance agents work for one insurance company and can only sell that company’s insurance. Insurance brokers are independent, and can sell policies from different insurance companies. Here are a few advantages of going with a broker:

  • Brokers are independent. That means we work for the customers, not for the insurance companies. We can give you completely unbiased advice at any stage of the insurance process: when you’re looking to buy, getting ready to renew or going through a claim.
  • Brokers do the shopping for you. As brokers, we have easy access to different insurance companies and their rates. On your own, it can be really time consuming to visit different websites or call around to all the different insurance companies. We can do that work in just a few minutes, giving you a variety of competitive quotes to choose from.
  • Brokers know all the ins and outs of insurance. That means we have the inside scoop on discounts and promotions. Which means going with a broker saves you not only time but money as well!

Get the best Car insurance rates in Markham

At BrokerLink, we don’t just work in the communities we serve. We live there as well. This means we really know about specific issues that might affect your insurance. Wherever you’re driving in Markham, you’ll know that we’ve got you covered.

Should I get a Highway 407 ETR transponder?

Many of our customers who are looking for car insurance in Markham ask us for our opinion on the Highway 407 ETR transponder. For those who need an explainer:

A transponder is a small electronic device you attach to the inside of your windshield behind the rearview mirror. With a transponder, your tolls on Highway 407 are calculated electronically and applied to your account. Those who drive on Highway 407 without a transponder are charged using a camera that recognizes license plates.

Is a transponder worth it?

There is a monthly or annual fee associated with the transponder, plus an additional charge per kilometer. The cost of taking the 407 can add up pretty quick. But let’s face it: sometimes the thought of sitting in traffic for hours after a long day of work is just too much.

If you take the 407 more than six times per year, you will save money with a transponder. If you prefer to save your money, try to avoid rush hour, and save the 407 trips for special occasions.

Another helpful hint about driving in Markham

Us brokers have your best interest at heart. That’s why we have a special tip just for you! Did you know that parking in Markham’s Unionville neighbourhood is free? You can park behind any of the Main Street shops. Just be sure to watch for pedestrians.

Get car insurance in Markham today!

Better insurance is just a conversation away. Getting to know you means we can give you the best possible insurance solutions. Pick up the phone and call, send us an email or just stop by one of our more than 140 community branches.

FAQs

How much does car insurance cost in Markham?

The cost of car insurance depends on many different factors. A broker will consider where in Markham you live, your driving record and how long you’ve been driving. Because there are so many factors that affect insurance, it’s hard to give a ballpark figure. Once your broker has some more information, they will be able to give you an accurate quote.

Do you need car insurance in Markham?

Short answer: yes! Long answer: if you drive in Canada, car insurance is the law. It protects you, the people in your car and everyone else on the road. Driving without insurance isn’t just irresponsible, it’s also illegal.

How do I buy car insurance Markham?

There are a few different ways to buy insurance in Markham. You can buy it yourself online. You can go with an insurance agent who can only sell you insurance from one company. We think the best way is to go with an insurance broker. A broker can get you competitive rates and the right coverage. Best of all, we’re experts, so you’ll walk away with confidence, knowing you have the insurance you need.


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