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Registering your new “right-hand drive” vehicle: impossible in Quebec!

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In my last blog, I explained why it’s so difficult to insure a “right-had drive” vehicle, commonly called RHD (Right Hand Drive). However, did you know that since 2009, registering new RHD vehicles is forbidden in Quebec? Don’t worry! New cars of this type can’t be imported but those that are already on the Quebec territory can continue to circulate, except under certain conditions. Following this interdiction, RHD vehicles that can already be found in Quebec and that have been well maintained have increased in value and have somewhat become collectibles. It is therefore strongly recommended that these cars be evaluated for its value, which will allow the client and the insurer to agree on the maximum price to be paid in the event of a loss. Here are the right-hand drive vehicles that are allowed to circulate in Quebec: Lire la suite…

Right-hand drive vehicles: are you having trouble finding an insurer?

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Nissan Skyline, Toyota Supra, Mazda RX7… You’ve been shopping for this new ride for a few months already, you meticulously go over the classifieds searching for the real gem, you’ve already even found the space to store it this winter. You’re ready! So, you decide to call your insurer but, to your great surprise, he tells you that this type of vehicle can’t be insured. You ask yourself this question — but why? Why do most insurance companies not offer insurance for this type of vehicle? To understand the full picture, let’s start by explaining the basics. First of all, what is a Mazda RX7? A right-hand drive vehicle or RHD (Right Hand Drive) is a car that was imported from another country, most often from a country colonized by the British who, like approximately a quarter of the world’s Lire la suite…