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Belairdirect Auto Insurance Reviews

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You won't believe this!!!

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Confused Apr 11, 2019
...I have been driving 30+ years and other than a windshield, I've never made a claim - ever. I have been with Belair for about 3 years. Walking back to my truck after my son's soccer game this week, I noticed someone had taken out my sideview mirror (2017 Toyota Tundra truck). On Monday I called Belair, they gave me a claim number, told me where to take my truck (they would forward my information) and away we go. The total estimate (after part and labour) was $290 and my deductible was $300 so I emailed the rep from Belair to say I would pay for it all myself. (Now it gets weird). 2 days later they phone me and tell me I have to get a claim number from ICBC and send them (Belair) a copy of a police report. They then say since I don't have extended coverage through ICBC the deductible is $750, but they are willing to pay their $300 deductible as part of that, so I would only have to pay $450. I asked the rep why I would go file a police report, get a new claim number from ICBC, scan it all and send it to them, then pay them $450? My quote (for everything) was $290) His answer was that he had begun to work on my file and that "the wheels were in motion" and that I should "follow through until the end." Otherwise, I'm not acting in good faith. What??? Also, I had to go through ICBC because they did not really cover the "hit and run" of a parked car in the traditional way - they work with ICBC. None and I mean none of what they were saying made sense! This was a 30-minute phone call that bordered on harassment! I will tell this story to everyone I know as this goes well beyond the lines of bizarre...
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Rates went up 50% in two years

 
(2.0 out of 5 stars)
by Bob Mar 30, 2019
...My car insurance rates virtually doubled in the two years I have had my current car. No claims, no accidents, no changes to my policy. Phoned to discuss and they admitted that they had gone up a lot but hoped they would level off in the next few years. Unbelievable...
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Juices customers on 2nd year

 
(1.5 out of 5 stars)
by Zack Mar 16, 2019
...I do NOT recommend Belair under any circumstances. No one wants to deal with insurance companies more than they need to. Wasting hours on the phone isn't fun. Belair sent me an email after one year of coverage, reasonably priced, saying that my new term would come up soon. I had to log into to see the changes. I logged in and rates were increasing 28% (in one year) for a 36-year-old married woman with a perfect driving record and no claims. (My car is a 2017 Chevy) This is bad business. I gave them a chance to explain and they put me on hold and wasted more of my time before giving me a response that had nothing to do with me. (Other people's claims caused my rate to go up.) Don't get involved with this company, it practices bad business...
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Auto insurance increase

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Dave Feb 14, 2019
...I have been with Belairdirect insurance for several years without any claims. I just received my renewal and they have incorporated a 60% rate increase. This is outrageous and I will be removing all my business from Belair. If ICBC has been characterized as a dumpster fire, I'm not sure what words to use for Belair...
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Avoid this company

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Joe Jan 16, 2019
...I have been with them for over 3 years, no claim whatsoever and no tickets. This year when the renewal of both my car and house insurance came, they had increased both of them by 23%. When I called, they were not able to provide any explanation and said that this was due to inflation! Really! A 23% inflation rate!!!...
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