Types of vehicles we insure
Whether your vehicle runs on wheels or skis, travels on water or the back roads, carries people or pulls farm implements, you need to have it insured before you can drive it. Here’s a list of the types of vehicles we insure at The Co-operators.
Cars, trucks and vans
This category includes any motor vehicle used for pleasure or business, driving from home to and from work, with a maximum gross vehicle weight of 4,500 kg or 10,000 lbs.
Vehicle brands we insure
Commercial vehicles are used to carry goods or materials for use, distribution or delivery. A commercial vehicle can be a car, van, pickup truck, trailer, heavy vehicle (like a dump truck) or tractor-trailer.
Farm vehicles are used for either farm work or pleasure by the landowner whose occupation is agriculture. They’re not driven to work or to school or used to haul other people’s property. Farm vehicles can include trailers used on the farm.
If you have an antique vehicle that you want to insure, it must be substantially the same as the manufacturer’s original specifications with the proper historic licence plate. It can’t be used for regular transportation, only rare trips.
ATVs or ATCs
All-terrain vehicles or all-terrain cycles are motorized vehicles designed for land or water, for example, Argo, Jigger, Gip-Sea, etc. If they’re used on public roads, they’re rated as motorcycles.
Mopeds are motor-assisted bicycles with operable pedal that weigh no more than 55 kg (120 lbs). They have no motor-driven clutch or gearbox and can’t travel faster than 50 km (30 mph) on level ground. Piston displacement may not exceed 50 ccs.
Motorcycles, dirt bikes and mini bikes
Bikes in this category are motorized with a seat or saddle for the driver. They’re designed to travel with a maximum of three wheels in contact with the ground.
These motorized vehicles are designed for recreational travel and accommodation. This category also includes trucks equipped with a non-detachable camper body, as well as converted buses and vans that are not used for general transportation.
These motorized vehicles are designed exclusively for travel on snow and ice, and are rarely used on public roads.
Trailers can be a two- or four-wheeled vehicles with no power of their own, such as a travel and personal use utility trailers hauled by a private passenger vehicle.
A fleet is a group of at least five commercial vehicles, commonly owned or managed, and having a specific use, excluding trailers. Vehicles in a fleet generally need the same coverage as individual vehicles.
A bus is a vehicle used to transport people on public streets or highways. This could include carrying students to school, groups of people on sightseeing trips, or employees to and from work.
Because a garage has vehicles for the purpose of selling, repairing, maintaining, storing, servicing or parking them, a special Garage Automobile Policy is required. The garage coverage differs from the insurance needs of an individual insuring a vehicle solely for their own personal use.