Save on auto insurance in St. John’s.
We’re one of St. John’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 St. John’s best auto protection and benefits. That’s a promise.
St. John’s is a unique city with its own ebb and flow.
St. John’s is a unique city with its own ebb and flow. People and houses around every corner will catch your eye and ear. St. John’s individuality doesn’t stop there. With no grid plan, and with a rumour that its roads are horse paths that were originally paved over, St. John’s offers an exciting adventure to even the most experienced driver. With one-way streets that suddenly appear, intersections with sharp angles and low signage, you might need a little help from a GPS. Your insurance can be as unique as your route. At Munn Insurance you can find the most competitive auto insurance in St. John’s and save while you’re doing it.
Driving in St. John’s – Tips to keep you on the road.
WATCH OUT FOR MOOSE.
Although St. John’s is considered an urban area, the Outer Ring Road sees its share of moose during any time of the year. It should also be noted that moose don’t always stick to the outliers but have been known to wander into the city itself. Keep on the lookout, especially at night.
PUT THAT CELL PHONE DOWN.
Fines for using a cell phone when driving are high in the province of Newfoundland, and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary are extremely vigilant in the City of St. John’s. The current penalty is 4 demerit points with fines ranging from $350 to $1000.
BE WEATHER PREPARED.
Not just St. John’s, but Newfoundland as a whole is subjected to fast changing weather. Sunny in the morning, blizzard by lunch. With St. John’s twisty roads and steep hills, caution is always advised. It’s not unheard of to go sliding back down that hill.
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.
Newfoundland has severe impaired driving regulations to help keep all residents safe. As of 2017, any driver whose licence was suspended after an impaired driving conviction will be required to enter a mandatory ignition interlock program as a condition of reinstatement. As well, anyone 22 years or younger is required to maintain a zero-blood alcohol content while driving. Not a risk you want to take.
A few facts about auto insurance in St. John’s.
- The average age of auto insurance policyholder in St. John’s is 32
- The average age of drivers in St. John’s is 45
- The number of accident claims in St. John’s in 2018 was 5000
- The top automotive brands we insure in St. John’s are Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Ford, Jeep, Chrysler, Mazda
- 67% of people in St. John’s drive Cars
- 33% of people in St. John’s drive Trucks
Facts and myths about St. John’s.
Cabot Tower on Signal Hill was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and the 400th anniversary of John Cabot’s Voyage of Discovery.
St. John’s is the oldest city in North America, with Water Street being the oldest street in North America.
The oldest sporting event in North America is the St. John’s Regatta held on the first Wednesday every August.
The first transatlantic wireless message was received on December 12, 1901 by Guglielmo Marconi from Poldhu, Cornwall which is 3200 kilometres away.
Actually, St. John’s adopted a new cycling plan in 2009 and has been building a safe and convenient cycling network.
This is very untrue. St. John’s and surrounding towns all have dedicated snow clearing services to keep all roads safe for all drivers in all conditions.
St. John’s has a very extensive recycling program with curbside recycling, metal and electronic recycling, backyard composting, household hazardous waste drop off, yard waste collection and Christmas tree recycling.
We do the shopping. You get the savings.
Newfoundlanders love choice. And they love saving too! At Munn Insurance, we deliver on both. As an independent insurance broker, we shop our extensive network of insurance partners to provide our Newfoundland customers with the best coverage at the best rate. Some of the insurance companies we search for our customers include:
How Munn Insurance saves you money.
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.
- Bundling (Auto + Home Discount)
- Multiple Vehicle Discounts
- Experienced Drivers Discount
- Safe Drivers Discount
- Claims-Free Discount
- Loyalty Discount
- And Many More
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
- Rented Dwellings
Special discounts and savings with a Munn Insurance group policy.
We recognize the value groups provide to Newfoundland communities. First Responders, Health Care Professionals, Alumni Associations, Educators and Instructors all play a vital role in helping others across the Island. They give so much, and we’re happy to give back. Munn Insurance Preferred Groups in Newfoundland are able to take advantage of special discounts and many extra-valuable benefits.
- Special Group Discounts
- Mortgage & Real Estate Assistance
- 0% Insurance Financing
- Home Repair Assistance
- Legal Assistance
- Health Assistance
- CAA Members can SAVE up to 20% on Auto and Home Insurance
- Access to multiple insurance markets; knowing you get the best coverage at the best rate
- Confidence and security of being a member of a preferred group
- Local, fast and efficient 24/7 Claims Service
- Legal Assistance
- Health Assistance
Get Newfoundland’s best leisure vehicle protection.
Newfoundlanders love their leisure time and their leisure vehicles. MyRide Leisure Insurance from Munn Insurance is the most competitive, comprehensive leisure vehicle insurance available in Newfoundland. Whether it’s your ATV, motorhome, motorcycle – or any of your leisure vehicles – A Munn policy offers more protection and value than any other program you’ll find.
- Boat and Watercraft
- Classic Cars and Auto
- Motorhome, RV and Trailer
Car insurance laws in St. John’s.
St. John’s 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 St. John’s are:
- $200,000 in liability coverage per accident
- Uninsured and unidentified motorist coverage
St. John’s 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.
St. John’s car insurance – your questions answered.
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What to do when a wildfire occurs
If you are a Munn Insurance customer with property coverage, you are protected in the event of a fire. While our brave firefighters will do everything in their power to get the fire under control, there are some things you can do as a property owner during and after a wildfire to keep your home and family safe.
During a Wildfire
If you are advised to evacuate, do so immediately. Take your disaster supply kit, lock your home and choose a route away from the wildfire. Watch for changes in the speed and direction of the fire and smoke. Tell someone when you leave and where you are going.
If you are not ordered to evacuate and have time to prepare your home, take the following actions:
- Arrange temporary housing at a friend or relative’s home outside the threatened area in case you need to evacuate, or contact the Canadian Red Cross at 1-800-222-9597.
- Wear protective clothing when outside, such as sturdy shoes, cotton or wool clothes, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, gloves and a handkerchief to protect your face.
- Close outside attic, eaves, basement vents, windows, doors, and other openings. Remove flammable drapes and curtains. Close all shutters, blinds or heavy non-combustible window coverings to reduce radiant heat.
- Close all doors inside the house to prevent drafts. Open the damper on your fireplace, but close the fireplace screen.
- Shut off any natural gas, propane or fuel oil supplies at the source.
- Connect garden hoses to outdoor water taps and fill any pools, hot tubs, garbage cans, tubs or other large containers with water.
- Place lawn sprinklers on the roof and near aboveground fuel tanks. Leave sprinklers on and dowse these structures as long as possible.
- If you have gas-powered pumps for water, make sure they are fuelled and ready.
- Place valuable papers, mementos and anything “you can’t live without” inside the car in the garage, ready for quick departure.
- Move flammable furniture into the center of the home away from the windows and sliding glass doors.
- Turn on outside lights and leave a light on in every room to make the house more visible in heavy smoke.
After a Wildfire
The following are guidelines for what to do in the period following a wildfire.
- If you remain at home, check the roof immediately after the fire danger has passed. Put out any roof fires, sparks or embers. Check the attic for hidden burning sparks.
- For several hours after the wildfire, maintain a “fire watch.” Re-check for smoke and sparks throughout the house.
- If you have evacuated, do not enter your home until fire officials say it is safe.
- If you must leave your home because a building inspector says the building is unsafe, ask someone you trust to watch the property during your absence.
- Use caution when entering burned areas as hazards may still exist, including hot spots, which can flare up without warning.
- If you detect heat or smoke when entering a damaged building, evacuate immediately.
- If you have a safe or strongbox, do not try to open it. It can hold intense heat for several hours. If the door is opened before the box has cooled, the contents could burst into flames.
- Avoid damaged or fallen power lines, poles and downed wires.
- Watch for ash pits and mark them for safety. Warn family and neighbours to keep clear of the pits.
- Watch your pets closely and keep them under your direct control. Hidden embers and hot spots could burn them.
- Follow public health guidance on safe cleanup of fire ash and safe use of masks.
- Dampen debris to minimize inhaling dust particles.
- Wear leather gloves and heavy-soled shoes to protect your hands and feet.
- Properly dispose of cleaning products, paint, batteries and damaged fuel containers to avoid risk.
- Discard any food that has been exposed to heat, smoke or soot.
- Do NOT use water that you think may be contaminated to wash dishes, brush your teeth, prepare food, wash your hands, make ice or make baby formula.
- You may find yourself in the position of taking charge of other people. Listen carefully to what people tell you, and deal patiently with urgent situations first.
In addition to insuring your home, we are committed to helping you and your loved ones stay safe when disaster strikes.
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