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Yes, you’ll still need to get car insurance for your leased or financed vehicle. It’s not included in your lease or contract.
The leasing or financing company may have specific car insurance requirements as a condition of your contract with them. These could include a minimum deductible for collision and comprehensive coverages. You’ll also need to list them on your policy as an additional interest, since they have a stake in your car. And, they’ll require you to provide them with proof of insurance.
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Once you've purchase your auto policy, we’ll send you an email with a link to activate your Sonnet account. Your pink slip and proof of insurance will be accessible directly through your account for download and can be printed.
Looking for your pink slip in your account? Follow these steps:
- Log in to your account and click on your auto policy.
- Click Download documents.
- Select Download under your Liability Card.
We’ll also send you a hard copy of your pink slip through the mail (which takes about 5 business days).
Haven’t received your pink slip in the mail? First, double check the mailing address listed on your account. You can do this by signing into your account and selecting Settings. If your mailing address is incorrect, contact us.
Heads up! Although digital pink slips are now accepted in some provinces, you’ll still need to carry a physical pink slip for your Sonnet auto policy while driving. We do not offer an electronic pink slip option at this time.
Using your vehicle to carry paying passengers is considered
We give you our best price that’s specifically tailored for you. We’ve come up with a number of ways to help make sure you get the best price on your insurance.
There are a number of ways you could save on your auto insurance:
- Exclusive Sonnet Savings. Self-service has its benefits! You’ll save just for purchasing your insurance online. How easy is that?
- Claims Free. If you’re lucky enough to have been claims-free for six years, you could save.
- Convictions Free. Good driving behaviour deserves to be rewarded!
- Multi-Vehicle. Insuring more than one vehicle with us? Awesome! You may qualify for a multi-vehicle saving.
- Multi-Policy (home and auto). You could save when you insure both your home and your vehicle with us.
- Winter Tires (only in Ontario). They’ll keep you safe and help you save on your auto insurance.
BONUS: Have more than one vehicle insured with Sonnet? No matter which one your drive the most, we’ll automatically assign you as the primary driver to the vehicle that will give you the best price on your insurance.
Each province has government regulations that oversee how prices are determined by insurance companies. At Sonnet, we use your personal information combined with public information about your vehicle and driver history to calculate a price just for you. Some of the factors we look at to determine the cost of your insurance include:
- Number of past claims
- Information about you (e.g. how many years you’ve been a licensed driver)
- Traffic violations (e.g. speeding tickets)
- Where you live
- Your vehicle and how you use it
Using these details and a whole lot of math and statistics, you get the most competitive price – savings included. The whole process takes just 5 minutes and the price you’re quoted is final. Buy online right away or save your quote and lock in your price for 45 days or until the coverage start date (whichever is sooner).
There are a couple of things you need to consider:
Liability limits. We'll cover you and the people on your policy for valid claims, and the cost of settling those claims, if you're held liable for injuries or damage to someone else's property as a result of an auto accident. Tip: Minimize how much you could be financially liable for in the case of a major accident by increasing this limit.
In Quebec, we cover the damages to your vehicle as well as those to someone else’s property. However, injuries are covered under the Quebec public insurance plan, SAAQ.
Extra coverages. If your vehicle would cost more than the deductible amount to repair it, you might consider adding Collision: Your Fault and/or Comprehensive coverage. (In Quebec, Collision coverage is called “Collision and Upset”, and Comprehensive is known as “All Perils Other than Collision and Upset”.) If your vehicle is involved in a collision with another object or tips over, Collision coverage will help cover the damage. Comprehensive covers your vehicle against loss or damage other than what's covered by Collision. This includes falling or flying objects, missiles and vandalism, and all the things listed under Specified Perils.
Full coverage can differ from one insurer to the next, and can also change depending on whether you own, lease, or finance your car.
“Full coverage” generally means that you have comprehensive, collision and liability coverage. However, sometimes insurance companies include extra coverages as part of this package, like rental cars or ticket forgiveness.
If you lease or finance your car, your lessor or financing company may have additional or specific coverage requirements for your vehicle as a condition of your agreement with them. It’s always best to compare your agreement and policy to be sure.
The Ontario government sets out required coverages and approves pricing for auto policies. In some provinces you can also purchase your insurance from the province. In Ontario, you purchase your car insurance through a private insurer. With Sonnet, you can get an auto insurance quote online in 5 minutes. All you’ll need is your driver’s license number, vehicle identification number (VIN) and the answers to a few simple questions – we do the rest of the work for you!