Car insurance in Ontario: save up to $500*

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Car insurance for Ontario drivers

Navigating rush hour on the 401 from Toronto can be stressful, but having the right car insurance can help you relax. Commuting from Ottawa to Gatineau? We offer customized insurance plans for Ontario’s roads at great prices. Whenever you need help with a claim, we’ll be there to support you, 24/7. Whether you drive an SUV, minivan, truck or sedan, you can find great deals and the coverage you need in Ontario with belairdirect.

What coverage do you need in Ontario?

In Ontario, all drivers are required by law to have Liability Coverage, Accident Benefits Coverage, Uninsured Motorist Coverage and Direct Compensation Property Damage. Looking to level up? You can also choose from our wide range of insurance options based on your car, lifestyle and budget.

Learn more about the different coverage types with our guide to car insurance coverage in Canada.Learn more about the different coverage types with our guide to car insurance coverage in Canada.

Mandatory coverage in Ontario

All drivers in Ontario are required by law to have Liability Coverage, Accident Benefits Coverage, Uninsured Motorist Coverage and Direct Compensation Property Damage.


Third Party Liability Coverage

Third Party Liability Coverage is mandatory in Ontario. It protects you if you’re responsible for injuring someone or damaging someone else’s property. For example, if you accidentally hit a light post with your car or injure someone while you're driving. It pays for property damage or injuries to others when you cause an accident.


Accident Benefits

Accident Benefits Coverage is required in Ontario and provides financial compensation, including medical expenses, if you're hurt or killed in a car accident.


Uninsured automobile coverage

Uninsured Automobile Coverage is mandatory in Ontario and covers injury following an accident caused by an uninsured vehicle.

Standard coverage in Ontario

Get additional protection for damage to your vehicle with these standard auto insurance coverage options in Ontario.


Direct Compensation Property Damage

Direct Compensation Property Damage standard in Ontario. It pays for damage to your car and the property inside it when someone else causes the accident.


Collision or Upset

Pays for repairs to your car when you're responsible for hitting someone or something with your car.


Comprehensive coverage

Covers broken glass and all damage not related to a collision.


All Perils

Combines Collision or Upset and Comprehensive coverage.


Specified Perils

Protects your car against specific types of damage and theft.

Optional coverage for Ontario drivers

Extend your auto insurance to match your driving style and your car with these optional add-ons for Ontario drivers.


Accident Forgiveness

Prevents the price of your insurance from going up as a direct result of your first at-fault accident.

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belairdirect roadside assistance®

Provides 4 emergency services per membership year when you run into trouble on the road.



Offers coverage options to expand your protection in case of an accident.


New car protection

Also known as Removing Depreciation Deduction (OPCF 43)

Removes the depreciation deduction from the value of the car when it’s damaged or a total loss.

Get a quick car insurance quote in Ontario and buy online

  • 1 Get a quick quote Get an online quote in just a few minutes. You don’t even have to talk on the phone!
  • 2 Buy the coverage you need Customize your coverage to fit your needs and your budget, and then buy online instantly.
  • 3 Manage your insurance online Manage your insurance and submit claims online or on the belairdirect app, 24/7.

How to get cheaper car insurance in Ontario

Insurance companies use a whole range of factors to calculate your premium. Here’s what you can do to get cheaper car insurance in Ontario!

Bundle your home and car insurance

Getting your home and car insurance with a single insurance company will allow you to save both time and money!

Increase your deductible

Increasing your deductible can help you get a lower monthly car insurance premium. If you rarely make any claims, this will save you money in the long run.

Choose a car with safety features

A car that’s equipped with safety features like blind spot monitoring, crash prevention or an anti-theft alarm can help you get cheaper car insurance, as you’re less likely to get into an accident or have your car stolen.

Reduce your mileage

Reducing how far and how often you drive should make your car insurance premium cheaper. If possible, use public transportation or carpool for your commute – it’s better for the environment too!

Drive together, save together

Do you have several family members or even roommates in your household who drive? Having them all insured with the same insurance company can help lower your premium.

Park your car in a safe place

Parking your car in a garage or driveway can protect your car from theft or vandalism, and get you a discount on your car insurance!

Auto insurance discounts available in Ontario

Online savings

Save even more on your car insurance when you get a quote online!

Bundle Car + Home

You can save up to 10% on your home insurance and up to 15% on your car insurance when you combine both policies!

Multi-vehicle discount

The more the merrier! If you're a household with more than one vehicle, you could get a multi-vehicle discount of up to 15%.


Get a personalized premium based on your driving habits with automerit®. The safer your drive, the more you could save!

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Smart digital perks

With the belairdirect app, you get so much more from your car insurance. Manage your insurance anytime and access proof of insurance on the go. Get a personalized premium based on your driving habits with automerit®, as well as smart digital features that help keep you safe on the road.

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More questions about car insurance in Ontario?

To add a driver to your car insurance, simply open the belairdirect app or log into the Client Center. Then, select your vehicle and click "Edit my coverage" or tap "Modify my policy".

Your insurance premium will be adjusted based on criteria such as the age, driving record and years of experience of the added driver.

If you have a child who drives your car, you need to add them as a driver to your insurance policy. As they gain insurance experience, they might be able to pay less for their own coverage insurance in the future.

According to FSRA (Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario), in Ontario, car insurance costs on average between $1,282 and $2,214 per year. However, keep in mind that this is an average and rates may vary from person to person.

There are many factors that can influence the cost of car insurance:

  • The car you drive (the type, make, model, year, trim)
  • Your driving history & record (number of years you’ve been driving, number of years you’ve been insured, accidents and tickets)
  • How much you drive (how often and how far you drive)
  • Where you live (urban areas, rural areas, etc.)
  • The type of coverage you chose (adding optional coverage affects your rate)

Learn more about how insurance premiums are calculated

In Ontario, the minimum coverage legally required for auto insurance includes third party liability coverage of at least $200,000, accident benefits coverage, uninsured automobile coverage and direct compensation-property damage coverage. In Ontario, driving without valid car insurance can cost you between $5,000 and $50,000 in fines and a one-year license suspension.

You can make sure you get the cheapest coverage by comparing car insurance rates.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when comparing auto insurance quotes:

  • Consider both the price of the premium and the coverage you get
  • Make sure you get a cheaper quote when you bundle your car and home insurance
  • Save money by insuring more than one vehicle
  • Make sure good drivers get rewarded with better rates with a program like automerit

Saving money on auto insurance is only worthwhile if it doesn't compromise your protection. You should always review the different insurance options offered and fully understand which are the best options for you. We can help you get the auto insurance coverage that will fit your needs.

Learn more about our insurance savings and offers

All registered cars in Ontario must be insured with the minimum insurance coverage required by the law: third party liability coverage of at least $200,000, accident benefits coverage, uninsured automobile coverage and direct compensation-property damage coverage.

In Ontario, auto insurance is provided by private insurers. Getting car insurance coverage is as easy as filling out a quote online at!

It’s possible. Due to your lack of a driving record, your rates may be higher than someone with several years of experience, as we don’t know your driving habits yet.

All is not lost! We offer different savings options.

When possible, consider applying as a secondary driver under a parent's insurance policy. This allows you to pay a much smaller premium while allowing you to build up your auto insurance history.

You are studying in CEGEP or at the University? Enjoy our discounts fit for your lifestyle as a student!

At last, receive fair pricing based on the way you drive with automerit. Most of our customers save money with automerit, thanks to their good driving habits.

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