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Vancouver, British Columbia
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Phone: 604.876.7999
Fax: 604.876.7909


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Established in 1974, The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), provides the basic, compulsory automobile insurance for all vehicles licenced in BC. This system protects BC residents by ensuring all vehicle owners carry at least the minimum insurance coverage.
Basic Auto Insurance (Autoplan) provides coverage to pay for injury-related medical and rehabilitation expenses in the event of an automobile accident, no matter who is at-fault. The basic Autoplan includes $200,000 Third-Party Liability coverage to cover you for injury or damage you cause to others.
Also included are Accident Benefits, UnderInsured Motorist Protection, Hit & Run and UnInsured Motorist coverage and Inverse Liability coverage.
Also available are these optional coverages:
♦ Higher Third-Party Liability limits up to $5 million (most drivers purchase a $2 million limit or more)
Collision coverage to pay for damage to your car due to a collision or upset
Comprehensive coverage for claims such as Fire, Theft, Vandalism & Glass
Loss of Use coverage for temporary substitute vehicles if your car suffers a claim and cannot be driven
Replacement Cost insurance for cars 3 years old or newer
Roadstar Package: provides Loss of Use (Rental Car) benefit up to $500; insurance for rental cars; lock re-keying if your keys are stolen
RoadsidePlus: Roadside assistance plan plus the benefits of the Roadstar package and more
Excess Under Insured Motorist Protection: doubles your protection from underinsured drivers to $2 million whether you’re a driver, passenger or pedestrian.
Discounts available – In addition to the “Safe-Driving Discount”, you may also qualify for these:
Senior Citizen discount for drivers over age 65 and driving for pleasure only.
10-Year Driving Experience discount (all drivers of the car in your household must have held a licence for ten years)
Passive-immobilizer discount
More information about these and other car insurance products are available at the ICBC website. Click here.

AirCare

The AirCare program is terminated effective January 1, 2015. You will no longer need to have your car AirCare tested in order to purchase the insurance.

RoadsidePlus

This package includes all the features of the “Roadstar” plan (Loss of use/temporary car up to $750 limit, Rental Car insurance, Lock Re-Keying) plus “Theft Deductible Waiver”, “Roadside Expense Repayment” (to pay for towing and other expenses if your car breaks down), and other benefits.
Available for $29 if you already carry the Roadstar package. Click here for more details.

Garage Policies: If your business is a repair garage, body shop, car dealer, car wash or any other business where you have customer’s cars in your care, you are required by law to have an ICBC Garage Policy in place. Premiums are based on the type of business, number of employees and licence plates, value of customer’s cars in your care and other factors. Premiums start at around $500/year for a basic plan. Call John for more information.

Fleets: If you own or lease five or more vehicles, you may qualify for an ICBC FLEETPLAN which can provide a discount up to 63%. Other advantages to being on a fleetplan is not having to name a principal driver for vehicles, and one single expiry date (so less administration). Contact John for more information.
Storage insurance: If you are not planning to drive your car for long periods, we recommend obtaining a Storage insurance policy which provides Theft, Vandalism and glass coverage. Premiums start at $30.

Ten-Year Experience Discount

If all drivers of your car in your household have held a valid driver’s licence for ten years or more with no suspensions, you may qualify for an additional discount. The purpose of this discount is to reward drivers who only allow experienced drivers access to their car. Drivers with less than 10 years experience living in your household may only drive your car in the event of a medical emergency.

Temporary Operating Permit (TOP)

To allow you to drive your vehicle for short terms without a licence plate.
One Day: $31 basic $1 million Liability only, $37 for $1 million with Collision and Comprehensive or $41 for $5 million Liability, Collision and Comprehensive.
Longer periods from Two days up to a maximum 15 days.
To apply for a TOP, please bring your current insurance documents. You may also allow someone else to purchase the TOP if you have given them written permission to obtain the TOP on your behalf. See our Forms page for the TOP Authorization form.

BUYING A USED CAR? DON’T FORGET TO DO A LIEN CHECK AND CLAIM HISTORY CHECK.

Get a comprehensive report of outstanding liens and past claims for $64.95 here: http://www.carproof.com/content/order/order_01.asp?Report=BC
Importing a Vehicle from Out-of-country
Please visit Transport Canada’s website for details of how to import vehicles: www.tc.gc.ca
In order to register and insure the vehicle, you will require the following documentation:
1. Original Registration/Certificate of Title/Pink Slip (in Japan this is called De-Registration Certificate)
2. Canada Custom’s “Form 1″ document
3. Canada Custom’s “B15″ or “B3″ form showing duty and GST paid
4. Passed Provincial Safety Inspection Report (blue copy)
If there’s a change of ownership:
5. Original signed Bill of Sale with Seller’s name, address and signature, full vehicle description, purchase price and buyer’s name. We will need to physically inspect the VIN number on the car.
There will be a $75 document processing fee charged on each new registration.
Importing a Vehicle from another Canadian province:
You will not need #2 & 3 above, but still need #1 (original Registration/Certificate of Title and possibly #4 if there’s a change of ownership. Will also need #5 and we will need to inspect the VIN number.

DELIVERY

We offer free delivery of car insurance renewals to preferred clients in the Lower Mainland. Please contact us for more information.

Please call or email us your enquiries and visit our office for processing of your renewal policy. For a quote or review of your policy, we usually only require your licence plate #, Registration #, Expiry Date, Owner’s Name & birthdate and DCID # (on the top right hand corner of your documents).