Prevention tips

It’s not always easy to make the right choice when it comes to insurance and the prevention of losses! To help you out, the team at L'Unique General Insurance brings you every month useful information and tips on various topics revolving around insurance.

We hope you enjoy reading them, and remember that your insurance broker is there to help you prevent losses.
 

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Right turns on red: Test your knowledge
Published on May 16, 2018

Do you think you know all there is to know about making right turns at red lights? Even though this is now a regular practice of drivers in Quebec, several rules must be kept in mind for safety. The L’Unique General Insurance team has prepared a little quiz so that you can test your knowledge and refresh your memory.

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Auto insurance renewal: 8 questions to ask yourself
Published on April 18, 2018

Did you know that you should take the time to update your information, make sure that the coverage is still tailored to your needs and the premium is right, before each auto insurance renewal?

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Drive safe: Clear the snow off your car
Published on February 7, 2018

Not enough time. Too cold. Not worthwhile. We come up with countless excuses not to clear the snow off our cars! But driving a car covered in snow is not only dangerous, it could prove quite costly, too! The team at L’Unique General Insurance would like to explain.

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4 facts about car sharing
Published on September 6, 2017

The sharing or collaborative economy, a growing global trend, has really taken off in Quebec over the past few years. Airbnb, Uber or Turo are just a few examples of fast-growing companies that are part of this phenomenon. Car sharing, the automobile branch of the sharing economy, has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years. Are you thinking of sharing your vehicle? The L’Unique General Insurance team has gathered some facts you should consider before deciding whether or not to get on board! 

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Cell phones behind the wheel: Don’t take unnecessary risks!
Published on May 17, 2017

Do you ever use your cell phone while you’re driving? Whether it’s to read your emails, send a text message or talk on the phone, you’re not only taking unnecessary risks, but there are serious repercussions if you use your cell phone while driving. The L'Unique General Insurance team is here to debunk a few myths for you on the subject!

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Preventing the theft of your vehicle and its contents
Published on Juin 13, 2016

Did you know that every year in Canada, about 39,000 vehicles are stolen and there are 40,000 thefts of personal contents from vehicles?* The team at L'Unique General Insurance has prepared some tips on how you can avoid being part of these statistics and what to do in the event of theft.

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Potholes: tips to keep you sane
Published on Avril 15, 2015

Freezing temperatures, thawing period, a lot of traffic...Quebec roads don't have it easy! Just look at the condition of the roads when spring arrives and it's plain to see: potholes multiply! L'Unique General Insurance would like to give you a few tips for a smoother ride this spring.

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Reduce risks: Thoroughly clear the snow off your property
Published on January 7, 2018

Our winters provide their share of fun and inconveniences. Even though snow removal often falls in the latter category for most people, there’s no away around it if you want to avoid problems! Here are a few tips from L'Unique General Insurance to reduce the risk of damage caused by the accumulation of snow and ice on and around your residence.

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Wood heating: what you need to know
Published on November 7, 2017

With our extremely cold winters, it’s no surprise that many Quebec residents use wood heating to stay warm. Do you have a wood heating unit or thinking of having one installed? The L’Unique General Insurance team has gathered some information related to the purchase, use and maintenance of a wood heating unit and how it'll impact your home insurance!

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Is your pet covered?
Published on August 3, 2017

We’ve all heard stories of people being attacked by dogs. Do you have a pet at home? Even if you consider your loyal companion a member of your family, it's nonetheless an animal and can be unpredictable. If your pet causes damage or bodily injury to a third party, are you covered by your insurance? The team at L’Unique General Insurance would like to update you on this issue!

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Three easy ways to safeguard against bicycle theft
Published on July 6, 2017

Bike thefts occur far too frequently. But there are simple methods to prevent bike thefts. Here are three tips to help you outsmart the would-be thieves.

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7 BBQ safety tips to prevent fires
Published on June 1, 2017

Barbecuing is a great summertime tradition! We all enjoy the thrill of the grill, but there are some risks involved. Here are a few safety tips to prevent your cookout from going up in smoke!

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Spring maintenance: 11 tips for reducing risks!
Published on April 26, 2017

Springtime means the return of birds and greenery. For homeowners, it’s also time for spring cleaning, inside as well as outside. Here are 11 things that you should check to reduce the risk of preventable damage to your property.

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Renovating your home? There's a few things you need to know!
Published on September 11, 2015

When you start major renovations, you are often overwhelmed with many questions and decisions. Apart from the choice of colours and finishes, decisions that will have much more important consequences are: "Who will do the work?" and "Should I notify my broker?". Here is some advice from L'Unique General Insurance to help you make the right choices. 

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Water damage: Check the pipes in your household appliances!
Published on March 18, 2015

Water damage is responsible for the majority of losses in this country. Plumbing pipes inside your home are among the main culprits. L'Unique General Insurance would like to propose a few things for you to keep an eye on to help you stay dry

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What you need to know about trailer and motorhome insurance
Published on March 21, 2018

Do you own a recreational vehicle, or have you always dreamed of owning one? Before you can really enjoy a sense of freedom on a summer road trip or a drive into the great outdoors, it’s important to make sure you have the right insurance coverage for your trailer or motorhome. Read on for a quick rundown of what you need to know.

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Storage credit for your seasonal vehicles: 5 questions
Published on October 6, 2017

Are you among the many people who store a vehicle during winter? To get a better understanding of how storage credit for seasonal vehicles works, the L’Unique General Insurance team has put together answers to the most frequently asked questions on this subject!

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6 tips to kick off the motorcycle season on the right foot
Published on February 20, 2017

When spring is just around the corner, motorcycle drivers are already dreaming of taking to the road on their bikes! But to get the season off on the right foot, it’s important to keep the following safety tips in mind. Time to do a few laps around the track with us!

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Recreational vehicles: Shop smart and do the maintenance!
Published on July 6, 2015

There's nothing like a recreational vehicle (RV) for taking full advantage of the summer, seeing the sights and being out in nature, plus doing it all in comfort. Are you planning to buy a trailer, a fifth-wheel or a motorhome? You need to take some precautions, and not only when you make your purchase, but in the years to come. We at L'Unique General Insurance would like to give you a few tips on how to avoid latent defects, manufacturing defects and breakdowns that could ruin your vacation. 

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