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We're one of Mount Pearl’s largest independent brokers. We specialize in auto insurance. With a simple online quote or a quick call, you will get quotes from up to eight insurance companies. And with savings of up to 30%, you'll be on the road with Mount Pearl’s best auto protection and benefits. That's a promise.
Save on auto insurance in Mount Pearl.
We're one of Mount Pearl’s largest independent brokers. We specialize in auto insurance. With a simple online quote or a quick call, you will get quotes from up to eight insurance companies. And with savings of up to 30%, you'll be on the road with Mount Pearl’s best auto protection and benefits. That's a promise.
Mount Pearl is the city of urban living in nature.
Auto Insurance in Mount Pearl Newfoundland
Auto Insurance in Mount Pearl Newfoundland

As one of the largest cities in Newfoundland and Labrador, you will find the comforts of a large city here. These comforts are nestled in nature, giving residents and visitors the best of both worlds. Mount Pearl is a carefully planned, modern city that continues to grow to meet future needs. The city is family-oriented and business-friendly, with extensive municipal services and community programs. Driving in Mount Pearl is like driving in any modern city, with responsive road maintenance and safety measures. Your insurance can be as unique as your route. At Munn Insurance you can find the most competitive auto insurance in Mount Pearl and save while you’re doing it.

Driving in Mount Pearl – Tips to keep you on the road.

Slow down for everyone’s safety.

Mount Pearl consists of many residential neighbourhoods, over 50km of walking trails, over 50 playgrounds and play courts and eight schools. The city implements school safety patrols in the mornings and in the evenings on weekdays, regular radar patrol in areas known for higher driving speeds, mobile digital traffic signs displayed throughout the community to bring awareness to drivers’ speeds and targets traffic operations in partnership with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

Be aware of winter parking restrictions.

Mount Pearl implements a parking ban every winter in aid of snow clearing operations. All street parking is banned from December 1-March 31 between the hours of 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. Any vehicle unattended parked on any street against the regulations may be removed and impounded at the owner’s expense, and a fine will be given for non-compliance.

Practice the move over law.

As in all of Newfoundland, Mount Pearl is very strict with the Move Over Law. This law applies when a designated vehicle is stopped and operating its red, blue or amber lights or has other traffic warning signals displayed. The general rule is to create a buffer lane by slowing down and putting as much distance between the driver and the stopped vehicle. If there is another lane going in the same direction and it is safe to do so, the driver must slow down and change lanes so there is a full lane between the driver and the stopped vehicle. If a second lane isn’t available, the driver must put as much distance between the vehicle and the designated vehicle that is safely possible.

Find your speed.

With the city continuing to grow, it has prioritized safety initiatives and traffic calming measures throughout. They continuously update a map embedded on the Mount Pearl website that collects speed data for various streets so residents can see what the average driving speed is in their neighbourhood.

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A few facts about auto insurance in Mount Pearl.
  • The average age of auto insurance policyholder in Mount Pearl is 34
  • The average age of drivers in Mount Pearl is 47
  • The number of accident claims in Mount Pearl in 2018 was 2100
  • The top automotive brands we insure in Mount Pearl are Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen, Mazda, Dodge, Ford, Ram
  • 70% of people in Mount Pearl drive Cars
  • 30% of people in Mount Pearl drive Trucks
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Facts and myths about Mount Pearl.

Facts

On July 21, 1988, the Town of Mount Pearl became the third community in Newfoundland and Labrador to be granted city status.

Mount Pearl is the second-largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mount Pearl is the 20th largest metropolitan area in Canada.

The city dates back to 1829, when Commander James Pearl and his wife, Lady Anne Pearl, arrived in Newfoundland with a Crown grant of one thousand acres of land, a reward for Commander Pearl’s 27 years of distinguished service in the Royal Navy.

Myths

Mount Pearl is a small community on the outskirts of St. John’s.

It was actually granted city status in 1988 and has grown to be one of the largest cities in the province with a population of 23,000 in 2016.

Mount Pearl is a St. John’s municipality.

Mount Pearl is its own municipality, with its own self-contained city municipal services such as snow clearing and garbage pickup. It has a mayor, deputy mayor and five councillors.

There are no attractions within Mount Pearl.

Mount Pearl has a full calendar of recreation events, parks and trails, multiple community centres, sport facilities, and is home to the Glacier Arena that hosts a large Christmas craft fair every year. The Annual Frosty Festival is a full week of a variety of activities for every age. All parks and facilities, as well as the Admiralty House Communications Museum, are linked through 60km of beautiful forested walkways.

Mount Pearl is a modern city with no historical background.

A significant portion of the City is situated on land granted to Sir James Pearl in 1829 by the Colonial Secretary in recognition of many years of faithful service to the Crown. In 1830, Commander Pearl built a house upon the most elevated section of his estate and named it Mount Cochrane in honour of then-governor Sir Thomas Cochrane. After the governor left Newfoundland, Pearl renamed the site Mount Pearl.

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We work for you – that’s what an insurance broker does. We shop the market on your behalf, so Munn insurance can offer you the most access to the best discounts from our insurance partners.

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Combine your home and auto policies and save.

With Munn Insurance, home and auto policies are better together. It means extra savings and additional coverage.  So combine them both and receive a discount on both. That’s like a double discount!

Combining also gives you the extra convenience of aligned renewal rates and less paperwork.

You can combine your auto policy with any Munn Insurance home policy for the following dwelling types:

  • Private Homes
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Car insurance laws in Mount Pearl.

Mount Pearl drivers must be in possession of legally determined minimum insurance coverage to drive on our roads. These minimum limits have been enacted to ensure drivers are financially responsible if an at-fault accident occurs.

Current limits for auto insurance in Mount Pearl are:

  • $200,000 in liability coverage per accident
  • Uninsured and unidentified motorist coverage

Mount Pearl drivers are not required to carry accident benefits coverage, although most do choose to buy this coverage, which includes coverage for medical payments, disability coverage, and death benefits coverage. This type of insurance is mandatory in other provinces. Many drivers in Newfoundland also opt to increase their liability coverage to limit risk and financial exposure.

There are also other optional coverages that can be purchased. These include comprehensive and collision coverage to protect in the event of an at-fault accident or non-accident scenario such as theft.

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Mount Pearl car insurance – your questions answered.
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  • In Newfoundland and Labrador, who determines auto insurance rates?

    In Newfoundland and Labrador, individual insurers set auto insurance rates, which are then regulated and approved by the Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities. Among the top factors that go into determining your rate are your driving record including tickets or at-fault accidents, the value of the car you drive as well as the make and model, and your driving habits including the length of your daily commute.

  • What are the factors used to determine auto insurance rates in Newfoundland and Labrador?

    Auto insurance rates in Newfoundland and Labrador are determined by a variety of factors:

    • Your driving record
    • The type and age of your car
    • Your insurance claims record
    • Your annual mileage and territory of use
    • How you use your car (personal or business)
    • Whether or not any other drivers in the household use your car

    The 2004 auto insurance reform prevents auto insurance companies from denying coverage or increasing rates solely on the basis of any of these factors:

    • Age and gender
    • Age of the vehicle
    • Accidents in which you were not at fault
    • Lapses in insurance except when tied to a license suspension for a violation of traffic laws
    • Previously being refused insurance by another company
    • Being insured with Facility Association
  • How do auto insurance rates in Newfoundland and Labrador compare to other provinces?

    Newfoundland and Labrador auto insurance premiums fall in the lower half of the national rate spectrum.

    • Ontario $1445
    • British Columbia $1680
    • Alberta $1251
    • Manitoba $1080
    • North West Territories $978
    • Nunavut $963
    • Nova Scotia $847
    • Saskatchewan $936
    • New Brunswick $819
    • Prince Edward Island $796
    • Quebec $661

    Source: Insurance Bureau of Canada, 2017 and 2016 for Quebec

  • Newfoundland and Labrador’s auto insurance rates are low. Why?

    Auto insurance rates in Newfoundland and Labrador are on the lower side of the spectrum thanks, in large part, to the reforms enacted by the government in 2004. These auto insurance reforms helped reduce rates across the province. But according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, additional reforms are necessary to maintain rate stability. Problems that allow for large pain and suffering awards for relatively minor injuries continue to exist in the province’s auto insurance system.

  • What can I do to find cheap auto insurance in Mount Pearl?

    There are many ways to get cheap auto insurance in Mount Pearl:

    • Work with an independent broker who can help you find the best policy
    • Always pay your premiums on time
    • Choose a vehicle with less susceptibility to theft
    • Choose a vehicle with more safety and security features
    • Maintain a good driving history
    • Obey the rules of the road and avoid speeding tickets
    • Understand and choose the right type of insurance coverage
    • Shop around for the best policy
  • Is auto insurance mandatory in Newfoundland and Labrador?

    Yes. The law requires motorists to carry insurance on their vehicle.

  • In Newfoundland and Labrador, what are the penalties for driving without auto insurance in Mount Pearl?

    If you’re convicted of driving without insurance in Newfoundland and Labrador, you’ll have to pay a fine that ranges from $2,000 to $4,000 for your first offence. The fine increases to a range of $3,000 to $5,000 for second and subsequent offences. And there are other penalties that may accompany your fine. If you’re charged for driving without insurance in Newfoundland and Labrador, you may also have your driver’s license suspended and your vehicle impounded for 90 days.

  • What insurance system does Newfoundland and Labrador adhere to?

    Newfoundland and Labrador operates under the tort system. This lets you sue an at-fault driver for your pain and suffering, wage losses, and other damages related to an accident.

  • How is fault determined by insurance companies in Newfoundland and Labrador?

    In Newfoundland, the adjusters for the insurance companies involved in the claim will determine who is at fault. Each insurance company uses its own guidelines to come up with a fault determination.

    Newfoundland is unusual in Canada in that it has no type of no-fault benefits. The insurance company for the at-fault driver is responsible for paying out on damages to the other driver’s vehicle as well as for injuries. Accident benefits are not a mandatory coverage in Newfoundland but are available to drivers who choose to add them to their insurance policy.

    The handling of claims is governed by insurance regulations; the 2004 reforms helped to reduce the cost of lawsuits, but drivers can still be sued for pain and suffering.

As one of Atlantic Canada’s largest independent brokers, we work for you – not the insurance company. So we always have your best interests at heart. That’s why we will shop around to find you the best insurance at the best price.
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NL Auto Insurance Tax Rebate Update.

Insurance Tax Update

Back in April, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador decided to eliminate the remaining tax on auto insurance.  They gave the insurance companies (Aviva, Travelers, Intact, etc.) until the end of September to get it all sorted.  So now people are wondering when they can expect their tax rebate.

Here are 9 things you need to know about the tax rebate on automobile insurance; including when you can expect to receive your rebate and how this is being done:

  • The elimination of the tax pertains to auto insurance including personal vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, ATVs and other recreation vehicles
  • The elimination of the tax also applies to commercial vehicles, such as taxis, school buses, trucks (fire, police) and tractor-trailers
  • The Government of NL have determined that the taxes charged on personal property and other commercial policies (excluding commercial auto) will continue to be subject to a tax
  • Any customer that renewed their auto policy on or after April 15, 2019 will receive a rebate for any taxes that were paid
  • For policies in force before April 15, 2019, the NL Government have determined that there will be no refund of the tax
  • The insurance company (Aviva, Intact, Travelers, etc.) that collected the tax is responsible to ensure customers receive the appropriate RST refund
  • Customers on payment plans will have the RST removed and their remaining payments recalculated and reduced based on the amount of their tax rebate
  • Customers who paid in full will receive a refund cheque in the mail; if there are any outstanding balances the refund will be adjusted accordingly
  • Rebates and changes will be made by the insurance companies prior to the end of September

If you would like more information on the elimination of the tax on auto insurance, or if you have any questions on your home or auto insurance, please contact Munn Insurance today toll-free at 1-855-726-8627.