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10 items you need in your car emergency kit

With these 10 essential items in your car, you’ll be prepared for any storm winter sends your way. Find out what should be in your car emergency kit. 

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4 ways to help prevent a house fire

During the COVID-19 pandemic, fire-related home insurance claims have been on the rise. Keep your family and belongings safe by reviewing these tips to help prevent a fire from starting in your home.

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4 ways to protect your car from vandalism and theft

Worried about car theft or vandalism? Here are 4 tips that can help you protect your car and deter thieves.

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5 steps to building the perfect backyard oasis

Whether you’re adding or renovating a fence, patio, swimming pool, deck or landscaping, crafting your own personal backyard oasis can be an exciting project. Before you start, here are a few tips to keep in mind to make your project run smoothly.

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6 safety tips to prevent fire or flooding in your kitchen

Fires and floods caused by appliances in the kitchen can result in costly damage and disrupt your life. Prevent a fire or flood in your kitchen by following these safety tips. 

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6 tips to extend your RV season into winter

Just because winter is here doesn’t mean that you have to park your RV! The winter season brings a new set of fun outdoor activities that can be enjoyed while camping with your RV. Follow these steps to make sure you’re prepared for winter RV camping.
 

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7 tips for planning a successful RV vacation

Thinking about taking your family on an RV camping vacation? Here’s what you need to know to plan your trip.

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8 identity theft prevention tips all online shoppers need to know

Whether you’re already a seasoned cybershopper, or are still debating making your first online purchase, these eight identity theft prevention tips can help you to keep your personal information safe when shopping online. 

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8 tips for safe summer boating

Before taking your boat out on the water, review these safety tips to help keep you and your passengers safe this summer season.

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Access your insurance information, anytime, anywhere with the TW Insurance app

Use the TW Insurance app to access your policy information anywhere and anytime! Download it from your app store today.

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Can I drive after consuming cannabis?

Many Canadians underestimate how long they should wait to drive after consuming cannabis. Learn more about cannabis laws in Canada and how you can use cannabis responsibly.

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COVID-19: We’re here to help!

As the situation with COVID-19 keeps evolving, TW Insurance Brokers continues to work closely with its stakeholders and partners to make proactive decisions that are grounded in care for its customers and employees. Learn more.

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Distracted driving: 6 tips to help you eliminate distractions and focus on the road

Distracted driving is the leading cause of death on our roads! Learn how to block out distractions with these tips.

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Do you know how much your belongings are worth?

Knowing how much your belongings are worth is crucial when buying condominium or tenant’s insurance. Make sure the contents of your home are covered with these tips. 

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Don’t make these five common renovation mistakes!

Don’t risk getting scammed by a dishonest contractor or letting your home or office renovation get out of hand! Avoid these five common renovation mistakes.

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Essential tips to keep our streets safe

Keeping our streets safe is everyone’s responsibility. Whether you’re a driver or a pedestrian, brush up on road safety with these tips—learn more.

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FAQ: Insuring RVs, trailers, boats, ATVs and more

Get ready for summer fun with your RV, motorhome, trailer, boat or ATV by making sure you have the insurance you need! Learn more and get a quote for leisure product insurance.

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Home delivery risks and how you can prevent them

Are you doing more online shopping these days? Learn more about how you can prevent risks associated with home deliveries, such as package theft, property damage and liability.

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How a dash cam can help you save on car insurance

With dash cams becoming more of a trend, you might wonder if it’s worth installing one on your car. Read on to learn how dash cams can help you pay less for car insurance.

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How brake dust from your vehicle can impact your health

Did you know that brake dust can damage your health? Learn more about the hazards of brake dust and how you can help reduce the amount of brake dust in the air.

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How does a car accident impact my insurance rates?

Do you know how long an accident will impact your insurance premiums, and how accident forgiveness coverage can help? Learn more. 

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How growing or using recreational marijuana may impact your home insurance

Have questions about how using or growing cannabis in your home can impact your home insurance policy? Learn what you need to know as a cannabis user.

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How to build a home gym on a budget

Staying in shape at home? Learn how to create an effective workout space on a budget.
 

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How to help your new car hold its value

The value of your brand-new car drops as soon as you drive it off the lot. Learn more about how you can protect the investment of a new vehicle purchase and what factors impact its value.

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How to safeguard your home against severe winds

With severe weather becoming more frequent across Canada, it’s important to be prepared for anything! Learn how to protect your home from severe wind.

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How to Save Money on Your Home and Auto Insurance

There are a number of factors than can reduce the cost of your insurance, some of which could save you hundreds of dollars.

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If I’m not at fault in a car accident, do I have to pay my deductible?

Not sure when you have to pay your deductible? Learn more about when you might not have to pay your deductible if you’re not at fault for a car accident. 

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Keep your boat safe and protected with these winter storage tips

Winter can be harsh on a boat, and if you want to get out on the water next spring without any unwelcome surprises, it’s important to store it properly. Not only will cold water and ice cause expensive damage, improperly storing your boat can also leave it vulnerable to theft or damage from a storm. 

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Leaking toilet? How a small leak can cost you upwards of $100,000

A small toilet leak can lead to big costs of up to $100,000! Learn how you can prevent damage from a leaky toilet in your home.

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Move over: How to safely respond to emergency vehicles while driving

Not sure what to do when you see an emergency vehicle approaching with its lights on? Remember these five simple steps of how to respond and help emergency vehicles reach their destination quickly.

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Myth buster: The truth about tenant insurance

Are you staying in a rental property? Learn more about tenant insurance when it comes to claiming damages done by your pets, what items get covered and how to choose your policy.

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Myth buster: The truth about working with an insurance broker

Never worked with an insurance broker? Learn more about the perks of using a broker to shop for home and auto insurance by reading the truth behind these common myths.

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Mythbuster: The truth about electric cars

Are you considering buying an electric car, but not sure if it’s right for you? Learn the truth behind common electric vehicle myths.

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Mythbuster: Wavering on that extra waiver offered by the rental car company?

Should you purchase the daily insurance provided by a car rental company? Read to learn what coverage you should consider when renting a car.

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Not sure what to do if you get into a car accident? Follow these 5 steps

Don't be at a loss if you get into a car accident! Review these steps of what to do in a car accident so you're ready to jump into action if the time comes.

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Planning a road trip through Canada

Canada is known worldwide for its natural beauty. With rolling hills, sparkling blue waters, boreal forests, natural parks and mountain peaks, Canada really has it all. As vaccinations roll out across the country and domestic travel restrictions lift, it's a great time to explore all that Canada has to offer.

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Planning ahead for comfort and warmth at home

To make sure you stay warm in the winter, it’s best to start preparing for colder weather in the fall. Learn how you can prepare your home so that you stay comfortable and warm all winter long.

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Protect your identity by avoiding these common scams

Scammers are coming up with new ways trick people out of their money and personal information, even taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how you can spot the latest scams and protect your identity.

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Protecting your privacy when using electronic pink slips

Concerned about privacy when presenting an electronic pink slip to a police officer on our phone? Learn more about your rights and responsibilities when using an electronic pink slip.

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Selling your home? How to make a good first impression

It only takes seconds for people to form a first impression—if you’re selling your home, you’ll want to make sure it’s a good one! Learn five tips that will help you increase your home’s curb appeal.

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Warning signs to watch out for when buying a used car

Buying a used car is a major purchase and you’ll want to make sure the vehicle is in good shape before you purchase it. Here are some warning signs to look out for that can indicate the vehicle is in poor condition.

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Water damage: What you need to know

Preventing water damage is important to protect the integrity of your home and of your family's health. Learn more about the dangers and risks of water damage.

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Water leak detectors: Are they worth it?

Should you install a water leak detector? Learn more about how a water leak detector can help you prevent water damage.

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Ways to save: 7 home insurance discounts you may be eligible for

There are many ways to save on your insurance premium! Find out if you’re eligible for these seven home insurance discounts.

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Why Ford trucks are the most stolen vehicles in Canada

Find out why Ford trucks are the most stolen vehicle in Canada — and how you can protect your car or truck from being stolen.

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Why you need to tell your insurer if you install a roof rack or make other car modifications

Thinking about adding a roof rack or other modification to your vehicle? Don’t forget to inform your insurer before making any changes! Learn more.

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