During the gruesome heat waves, do you long to hop in your car, turn on your air conditioner and feel that cool, crisp air? Much to your dismay, you turn it on and find it to be mildly cool and somewheat humid still. Uh-oh... is your car's air conditioner on the fritz?
Cool. Your car’s air conditioning system uses pressurized refrigerant to transfer heat from the passenger compartment to the outside (ambient) air around your car.
Dry. The air conditioning system works to remove humidity (moisture) through the evaporator.
Clean. While the evaporator may also act as a filter for the air conditioning system, the cabin air filter is the first line of defense in preventing contaminants from building up on the evaporator. Another function of the cabin air filter is to filter most road dust, allergens, and exhaust fumes. More on this little but often overlooked filter in future posts (stay tuned!).
I’m dating myself here but I remember when Ontario switched over to ‘no-fault’ insurance and it was a big change to our auto insurance system. Now, over 20 years later there’s still some confusion about what ‘no-fault’ really is. With the help of Fraser Wilkinson, Insurance Broker with Deeks Insurance, here’s what I found out about Ontario's no-fault insurance system.
If you’re not at fault, it won’t have an impact on your premium (and vice versa)
If you have the Accident Premium Protector option, this is the first at fault collision and you haven’t had one in the last 6 years, your rates are protected
You are deemed a high risk driver if you have more than 1 at fault accident in 5 years
There are some people in my life who think that talking about insurance is taboo. To talk about insurance is to say with certainty that something bad is going to happen. Well, I like to be prepared and let’s face it, insurance is important to cover the ‘what ifs’ in life. I sat down with Fraser Wilkinson, Insurance Broker with Deeks Insurance, to talk auto insurance in Ontario and here are some interesting things I found out.
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