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Aviva Auto Insurance Reviews

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(1.4 out of 5 stars)
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Worst Experience in 25ys

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Danny D Aug 12, 2019
...At Aviva we expect you to be lawyers and read every word of our 30 pages welcome package for you to find all the scams because we jack your rates up by 25% overnight and then screw your over by charging an extra months worth of charges when you terminate your policy after noticing 1 month after you review the policy change. We try our very best to screw over our clients and then 'read from the script' when you call in and complain. You might as well use a computer for all your service agents because they all sound like robots that do nothing for their clients. 'No if, ands or buts, we cannot prove or deny anything and you should have read your contract fully before getting tricked by us". I have been in customer service for 20 years and I know garbage customer service when I see it. Aviva will go under in a few years and all those scripted speaking non-human agents will be looking for new jobs. Enjoy it...
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Claim Assistant

(4.5 out of 5 stars)
by WWL Jul 07, 2019
...I had an accident today and I called the Claims number on my policy. When my insurance Broker recently referred me to transferring my Auto insurance to Aviva, I was pretty leery. But today when I called the Claims number, I can honestly say, it was the best experience I ever had dealing with an insurance company. I was quite shaken and was beside myself. I had no idea where to find info that was needed. The adjuster spoke to me and calmed me down, she assisted me in finding most of the info she required, she told me exactly what would transpire, she calmed my fears about a rental car and gave me the number of rental companies in my area. This conversation with her was more like a phone call to a friend or family member. I did not at any time detect impatience in her voice. She was there to help me after a bad experience and she did so with grace and kindness. At this time I have no misgivings regarding my new insurance company, Aviva... Thank you so very very much...
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Such a shame...

(2.5 out of 5 stars)
by fern8 May 29, 2019
...I have been with AVIVA for almost 2 years. It is my first time having auto insurance as I have been on my parents' plan while in university. I was really happy at first. The monthly prices were fair, and they were responsive to my needs when I moved and needed to change my address on file. All was well with my first renewal, it was processed automatically. I have no accidents, tickets, and a pristine driving record. I thought it was a blissful union (lol)... On the last 3 months, I had one claim and I thought it was handled well. It was a not-at-fault accident. The adjustor at AVIVA was on my side, communication was great, and he made sure the other party's insurance paid for the whole thing (repairs, rental), including making sure my deductible was waived. Anyway, I was happy! Then I got the package of renewal information. Another reviewer called it the Aviva Alberta Exodus and I think it's a great title...I'm in Alberta. I was shocked they asked me to re-apply and was told by a friend who works in insurance that Aviva is firing clients in Alberta because they have lost money in the past few years. I's not my fault! I never missed a payment. Then, the adjustor working on my claim goes MIA. I finally call and am told that he is no longer working there...communication has taken a bad turn. It's sad because things were good at first. I am switching insurance providers for my upcoming renewal...not worth the hassle. Good luck finding something better, everyone...
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Terrible service.

(1.5 out of 5 stars)
by jim May 13, 2019
...So, it appears Aviva does not care about its customers. They only fix what can be seen. They fixed 80% of the issues and left me to fend for myself, even after Ford said it "this can be the cause of the impact" (direct quote). Aviva also does not like phones - or at least calling back. It took my adjuster days to return my calls, and 1.5 weeks later I had to call to find out someone else now has the case. Since I got my car back in March 2019 (it took 1.5 months to fix) I barely drove it. Now I have to pay for the rest of the repairs myself. Beware...
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(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Laura H Apr 25, 2019
...Could not be more upset with Aviva Insurance, I had 2 policies with them; 1 policy which had a vehicle and another policy which has a vehicle and a house. Aviva automatically renewed my insurance policy for the house and 1 vehicle in November for another year and then when my second policy came up for renewal in December they made me fill out a bunch of bogus paperwork to renew that separate policy. I have friends that work in the insurance industry and said that Aviva was re-evaluating me as a customer because my premiums were not high enough (this would have been ok if they just raised it but the fact they made me reapply for one policy and not the other with the most non-user friendly paperwork to fill out ...) we all know how the economy works..... I ended having to get different insurance for my one vehicle and they were going to charge over $500 to cancel my home and auto with them because they just renewed it automatically the month before. My recommendation is to get a broker and tell them to not even look twice at AVIVA. The worse kind of customer service experience I have ever encountered. DO NOT CHOOSE AVIVA...
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RBC/Aviva terrible service

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Upset Apr 14, 2019
...I received the 5-page form by registered mail to renew my auto insurance with Aviva. I’ve been with RBC insurance for 19 years. I have one month to return the form. After reading comments on this forum, I called RBC and spent over an hour filling form, so as to avoid problems. Who knows what algorithm triggered this? This is an awful way to do business. I called a broker and provided them with the same information for a quote. I’ve had it with dealing with an insurance company that treats me so shabbily. I called them last fall to get a quote on a new trailer. I wanted to sell my existing one and buy a new one. In mid-policy, they cancelled my trailer insurance while I was on the phone. I got it back, but it took hours on the phone. I promptly sold my trailer and did not replace it. I find that Aviva is very fickle and unpredictable. I’m hoping that the broker comes up with something reasonable. I would like to never need to deal directly with insurance companies again...
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