Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Travel Tip: Driving a car in Canada, get an insurance ID card

Image: Mercedes C250 Hertz Rental Car

I went on a last-minute trip to Canada, and flew JetBlue into Buffalo. It turns out that flying into Buffalo New York, is a lot less expensive than flying into Toronto, unless there's a special on Porter Airlines.

Hello Buffalo!
Image: JetBlue

Even More Space on @jetblue with Dunkin Donuts coffee. Perfect.
Image: JetBlue Dunkin Donuts Coffee

I rented a car at Hertz in Buffalo, and when I went to pick up the car this Mercedes C250 was sitting right in front of me. The car I had reserved was a Chevy Impala.

So, I had a decision to make that I will want to drive around for a week in Canada in a Chevy or did I want to upgrade to a Mercedes?

Mercedes wins!

I always think that renting a car for a week is a really great way to do a test drive if you're thinking of buying a new car.

Before I left the US, I knew that I had to get an insurance card for Canada. So I called my insurance company, AMICA, and they sent me the card via e-mail.

When I stopped to pick up my car at Hertz, I asked if he needed to see my insurance card for Canada, and he said "Don't worry about it."

Well, better safe than sorry.


  1. Hope you had a great trip, Steve. Thanks for this post reminding other motorists about the need to obtain a Canadian insurance identification card while driving in Canada. (And thanks for mentioning us. We appreciate it!)

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  5. I just got my license and I'm not sure what kind of car I should get. My top two choices are Mercedes-Benz (C250 or 300 sport) and Cadillac (CTS sport sedan). However, I am open to other cars. Here are my choices:

    Mercedes (white or dark grey)
    Cadillac (white or dark grey)
    Jaguar (white or dark grey)
    Audi (white)

    What do you think?

    1. I think those are all good choices.