What to Do After an Auto Collision

auto insuranceA car accident, regardless of the severity, can be traumatizing and complicated by the immediate chaos. After an accident many drivers are uncertain as to what they should do or if it is even necessary to involve the police. At Thomson Schindle Green (TSG) Insurance Company, our team of insurance brokers have seen it all when it comes to auto insurance in Alberta, and have been there to help our many clients through the process following an accident.

Finance Alberta has outlines the procedures of “What to do after an Auto Collision,” including providing a downloadable Summary and Collision Worksheet Form in PDF format at finance.alberta.ca. They “recommend that you print this document and keep it in your glove compartment, along with a spare pen.” Read more

Saving Money on Auto Insurance

Auto insurance sherwood parkCanada, and the rest of the world’s economy gets more and more confusing everyday as working individuals try to balance the demands of modern life while trying to find ways to keep some of those hard earned dollars. At the Thomson Schindle Green (TSG) Insurance Company we’ve heard our fellow Albertan’s and while there are certain factors out of our control when it comes to saving money on your vehicle insurance, there are others where we can help manage the cost and even save you money. Here’s a few ideas we’ve pulled together to help in your quest for the best coverage at affordable rates that met your budget: Read more

Types of Car Insurance Available in Alberta

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If you’re a new or experienced driver in Alberta there are some fundamentals you should know about basic car insurance, as well as the additional coverage available – knowing what is required, what is available, and your budget combine to provide you with the best coverage that you can afford.

In Alberta, there are many different types of auto insurance that offer various degrees of coverage, and each is unique. This becomes even more important when you drive an exotic, antique, or custom-built car – you want to protect it a little more than an ordinary car. At TSG Insurance, we understand how much your car matters to you. It represents a significant investment of time, money, and consideration – and we’ll make sure your mechanical treasure gets the coverage it needs. Read more

Winter Driving Tips & Auto Insurance in Alberta

auto insuranceWinter is upon us with its snow and ice, snowplows to clear our roads, and often, drivers who are unprepared. To help you be better prepared, this winter and next, the Thomson Schindle Green Insurance Company team of insurance brokers have pulled together these winter driving tips because your safety matters.

Boy Scouts have the right idea in their motto – Be Prepared. This starts with a fall check-up that includes your battery, ignition system, lights, brakes, exhaust, heating, windshield wipers, all fluid levels, and installing four matching winter tires.

Next, plan your trip by checking road and weather conditions before you leave home. If you must drive, slow down, give yourself extra time for travel and always tell someone where you are going, the route you plan to take, and when you expect to arrive. The safest strategy is to avoid driving in bad weather and wait for conditions to improve.

Remove all snow from your vehicle’s hood, roof, windows, and lights and clear all windows of frost and fog before your vehicle moves so you can see, and be seen. Don’t talk and drive, but a fully charged cell phone is very useful in an emergency or if you need help. Pack a winter survival kit and keep it in your trunk. Read more

New Drivers & Auto Insurance Rates in Alberta

new drivers auto insuranceAlberta has 7 classes of driver’s licenses, new drivers must go through the Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) program to get the support, skills, and experience they need to earn a full (Class 5) license. If you have held a Class 7 learner’s license for at least 1 year, are 16 years of age and older and have passed a Class 5 basic road test, you may join the GDL program.

When it comes to insuring young drivers, Legends Collector Vehicle Insurance comes with Team Thomson Schindle Green service and advice: working with insurance companies to get the coverage that meets your needs, and finding the deals that save you money. When calculating the insurance cost for a new driver, a number of factors prevail and to help you understand the process better. Here are a few of those factors to help you understand the process better when speaking with one of our brokers. Read more