Car Insurance in Nova Scotia
Drivers in Nova Scotia know that the scenery here is what postcards are made of. With coastal communities and scenic waterfronts, a picture-worthy lighthouse is only a short drive away – so feel confident your auto insurance coverage fits your needs.
In Nova Scotia, Mandatory Car Insurance Coverages Include
In Nova Scotia, types of auto insurance coverage you need to have by law are Liability Coverage, Direct Compensation, Uninsured and Unidentified Automobile Coverage, and Accident Benefits Coverage.
If you injure someone or damage property, payments are made on your behalf.
Damages to your car are covered if you're not at fault.
Uninsured & Unidentified Automobile Coverage
Medical costs and damage are covered if an uninsured driver is at fault.
Accident Benefits Coverage
Regardless of who is at fault, medical and other expenses you are entitled to receive are covered.
Enhanced and Special Coverage for Nova Scotia
Choose one of these options for beyond-the-minimum protection for your car.
Protects your vehicle from specified perils such as losses caused by fire, floods, hail or theft.
All other insured damage caused to your vehicle (except collision or upset).
Collision or Upset
Damage to your vehicle caused by a traffic collision with another vehicle or object.
The broadest level of coverage — combines Collision or Upset and Comprehensive coverage along with increased theft protection.
With Accident Forgiveness, your car insurance rates won’t go up if you have an at-fault or partially-at-fault accident.**
Uninterrupted Driving Coverage
With Grand Touring, travel worry free within Canada and the U.S. because you’re covered for rental car insurance, a temporary rental car, and even towing.
Limited Waiver of Depreciation
In the event of a total loss, you could get the purchase price of your vehicle as your settlement value1.
How Much Does Car Insurance Cost in Nova Scotia?
Well, that depends on a few things. We look at several key factors when calculating your auto insurance premium (and so do other insurance companies):
- Your car make, model, and year are taken into consideration when quoting you a price. The kind of car you have determines its value, safety features, and how much it would cost to repair damages.
- How you drive your car in addition to the number of kilometers you drive every year, including daily commute and business use.
- Your driving record, which includes things like the number of years you've all been licensed for, speeding tickets, and accidents.
- The area in which you live affects premiums – whether it's Halifax, Sydney, Antigonish, or elsewhere.
- The coverage and add-ons you choose might cost more but can provide you with additional benefits that could save you money in the event of an accident.
- We offer ways to save with preferred rates for professionals and alumni being one of the ways. Refer to the section below to find all the ways you can save on your insurance.
How Do I Save On Car Insurance in Nova Scotia?
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How Does Car Insurance Work in Nova Scotia?
Once you've decided on the right kind of auto insurance coverage and deductible amounts with your insurance provider, you will pay for an insurance premium. This will provide you financial protection against physical damage or bodily injury that can happen from traffic collisions. It can also cover liability costs if you ever injure someone else or their property in a car accident. With enhanced and special coverage options, you can explore ways to add extra protection also.
Car Insurance Eligibility and Restrictions
To be eligible for auto insurance, you (and all drivers you wish to include in the policy) must have a valid driver's license. Insurance companies will look at your prior driving record to determine eligibility and rates. Other eligibility restrictions may arise from past convictions. This too will vary depending on when your last conviction occurred and the nature of the conviction.
Other insurance conditions may arise depending on the type of vehicle, its use, and any customizations or modifications made to the vehicle. For example, if you've altered your vehicle to enhance its performance or appearance, most insurance companies would need to assess the vehicle to determine if they could insure it. If you plan on modifying your vehicle, call us first! We will let you know if the changes you plan on making could have an impact on your policy and your premiums.
How Do I Get a Car Insurance Quote in Nova Scotia?
If you're looking for an auto insurance quote in Nova Scotia, use our online quoter. It's fast, efficient, and will provide you with a personalized quote right now. To get started, you will need your driver's license handy and some basic information about your car. You will also need to provide some specifics about your driving history and the history of other drivers who will likely drive the car. Once completed, the quote will be valid for 45 days, so you can refer to it at any point within that time.
Keep in mind that the minimum car insurance coverage required is determined by the Government of Nova Scotia and may vary in comparison to Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Alberta, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. Premiums may also vary depending on the area in which you reside.
Now you can drive along the scenic coastline and feel confident your coverage fits your needs.