You could save up to $150* on your car insurance in Quebec
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Your insurance pal for Quebec roads
Whether you’re looking to stick to the basics or to level up your car insurance, you’ve come to the right place! On top of the mandatory car insurance coverages required to hit the road in Quebec, you can choose from our wide range of insurance options based on your car, lifestyle and budget.
Mandatory auto insurance coverages in Quebec
You are required by law to have Civil Liability Coverage no matter what car you drive in Quebec.
Civil liability coverage
Pays for damage done to others or damages to your car when you’re not at-fault for the accident
- material damage caused by your car in an accident that you caused
- damage caused by others to your car in an accident
- medical bills for anyone you injure if the accident happens outside of Quebec, or in the United States
Quebec’s public automobile insurance plan (The SAAQ) pays for injuries regardless of who’s responsible for the accident. You can choose a coverage amount of $1,000,000 or $2,000,000 based on your needs.
Standard coverages in Quebec
Get additional protection for damage to your vehicle with these standard auto insurance coverage.
Collision and Upset
Pays for repairs to your car when you're responsible for hitting someone or something with your car.
- collision with another car
- hitting an object
- collision with a person or an animal
- car flips over
- hit-and-run accident
All Perils other than Collision or Upset
Covers broken glass and all damage not related to a collision or if your car flips over.
- broken glass
- theft, attempted theft, vandalism
- storms and natural disasters
- damage caused by falling trees or other objects
- fire and explosion
Protects your car against specific types of damage and theft.
- theft, attempted theft
- storms and natural disasters
- fire and explosion
Optional coverages for Quebec drivers
Extend your auto insurance to match your driving style and your car with these optional add-ons.
Prevents the price of your insurance from going up as a direct result of your first two at-fault accidents.
belairdirect roadside assistance®
Provides 4 emergency services per membership year when you run into trouble on the road.
- towing (within 50 km from the breakdown location)
- spare tire installation
- locksmith services
- gas delivery (up to 10 L)
- removal of your car from a ditch
- battery boost
Available in Canada and the United States only
Offers several options to expand your protection in case of an accident.
- reimbursement for a rental car after an accident involving your car
- damage to a rented or borrowed car
- no out-of-pocket deductible to pay after a hit and run
- no out-of-pocket deductible to pay when your car is a total loss
- person who drives a car borrowed or rented in your name
- increases your death benefits fund (Accident Benefits Insurance) if you or your spouse are killed in an accident
Collision and upset and All Perils other than Collision or Upset coverages are required to be eligible for Autocomfort.
Replacement cost protection
Replaces your car with a new car with similar specifications, accessories and equipment, if the car is stolen or damaged beyond repair.
- financial compensation or replacement of your car with a new car with similar specifications, accessories and equipment
For 4 years maximum
What to expect when
driving in Quebec
The Royal Alexandra
The Royal Alexandra Interprovincial Bridge (or the Alexandra Bridge, as the locals say) is a bridge that connects Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec over the Ottawa River. Every day, over 15,000 vehicles cross through the border.
Winter tires mandatory by law
In Quebec, winter tires are mandatory by law during the winter months. From December 15 to March 15, all passenger vehicles must be equipped with them.
Turning right on a red light
On the island of Montreal, you cannot turn right on a red light. Everywhere else in Quebec allows this practice unless specified.
Over the next 3 years, the Quebec government plans to spend over $75 million on pothole repairs throughout the province.
Bypassing a red light
In Quebec, you cannot cut through a gas station, parking lot or the local Tim Hortons to bypass a red light at an intersection.
Drive in Quebec
In order to drive in Quebec, you must be at least 16 years of age in order to get your learner's permit. You'll also need consent from a parent or legal guardian if you are under the age of 18. You'll have to pass a classroom component as well. Once you get the learner's permit you can take the test for the full licence after you have had 10 months of practice with another licensed driver beside you.
New drivers in Quebec
So you passed driver's licence test? Congratulations! Driving on your own is a big step in any young person’s life.
Being a new driver means you'll need insurance coverage. Due to your lack of a driving record, your rates may be higher than someone with several years of experience. Statistically speaking, young adults and teenagers between the ages of 20 to 24 are more likely to be involved in accidents resulting in injuries or death.
More questions about car insurance?
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 driver to your insurance policy. As they gain insurance experience, they might be able to pay less for their own coverage in the future.
In Quebec, no-fault insurance is a public insurance plan that provides compensation in the event of a traffic accident resulting in injury or death. This public insurance covers all residents of Quebec regardless of if they are responsible for the accident. All victims are covered according to a scale calculated by the SAAQ.
However, this coverage does not replace private car insurance. The law requires that all vehicle owners in Quebec also have private car insurance with civil liability coverage of at least $50,000. We can help you choose the auto insurance coverage that will fit your needs.
- If the driver is at fault in an accident, collision coverage will cover you as if you were driving.
- In an accident where the driver is not at fault, you will be covered, even if you only have liability coverage.
Anyone who drives your car frequently should be added to your insurance policy as a driver.
- 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, SAAQ driving record)
- How much you drive (how often and how far you drive)
- Where you live (urbans areas, rural are, etc.)
- The type of coverage you chose (adding optional coverage affects your rate)
The SAAQ (Société de l’ assurance automobile) insures all Quebec residents in case of injury or death because of a traffic accident, no matter who caused the accident and where it occurred. In Quebec, the law also requires that you have private car insurance with civil liability coverage of at least $50,000 to cover damages caused to your car or someone else's.
Additionally, this insurance can cover injuries or other physical damages caused to others that are not covered by the SAAQ or any other government plan.
Lastly, it covers damages to your car caused by an accident for which you are not at fault.
If you can't present valid proof of insurance when stopped by a police officer, you could be fined to up to $2,800. And if you're involved in a car accident without insurance, you could lose your driver's licence and be required to pay for the damages caused to others.
Not sure what coverage best fits your needs? We can help!
Quebec has the lowest car insurance rates in Canada, but you can save even more by comparing insurance quotes.
- Consider both the price of the premium and the coverage you get
- Make sure you get a cheaper quote when you bundle up car and home insurance
- Save money by insuring more than one vehicle
- Get rewarded for safe driving habits 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 make sure you understand which are the best ones for you.
With belairdirect you can save no matter what type of coverage you need.