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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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Poor quality

 
(1.5 out of 5 stars)
by GrumpyVeteran Feb 14, 2019
...Their premiums are much too high; and, if you run into an issue, they claim they cannot help you at all! My husband got into a serious accident (non-auto) and money was tight. Instead of delaying the payment, they made it bounce so they could then come after you for the full annual amount! Seriously! I have since found a much better insurance at a 1/3 of the cost Belair was charging me! They are not as good as they claim to be!...
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My Belair claim experience

 
(2.0 out of 5 stars)
by Scott Jan 19, 2019
...I had my 2007 Mazdaspeed 6 insured with Belair, I loved that car. A small parking lot fender bender and they decided it wasn't economical to repair. Ok, I can deal with that, I'm a grown man, time for a change! Just had to deal with the claim... Called and started it off fine, arranged to get it towed the next day but no one showed up... After I finally got in contact with the towing company, two weeks later, it came to light that Belair had given them the wrong phone number for me, but also the wrong address by about 500km! The people working the phones in about 6 how call centers were very helpful as they bounced my call to the closest one to me. They got my car towed away the same day. A month and a half after the accident I finally got paid off for the car and could start looking for something new to drive. I never knew that dealing with insurance would be such a stressor and pain. If I ever come back to Belair, it will have been my last choice...
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These guys are a big joke!

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Kaan Jan 08, 2019
...I got my policy done with these guys on December 24, 2018. They did almost everything wrong on my policy such as my bank account etc. Plus they quoted me more than $6k for my 2019 Toyota Corolla (the car itself is $20500). I wanted to cancel my policy and they charged me just to cancel my policy $650!!!...
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Worst customer service

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Rounaq Dec 24, 2018
...This was the worst experience I’ve ever had with a company. They do not value customer at all and their customer satisfaction guarantee is just for show. My adjuster never returned any of my calls. The customer service representatives were rude and condescending. They give you the run around about everything. I paid out of pocket for the car rental even though it was covered under my policy and they are refusing to refund me back! I wish I never switched insurance companies!...
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Put a reminder to cancel

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Enough Dec 16, 2018
...For the second year running they auto renew my policy at an unfavourable rate without informing me except by a single email received three months beforehand. I never asked to be contacted by email. This leaves you with two choices: pay up or pay a huge cancellation fee. They should not be operating. The insurance itself is OK just the way they operate is ...as everyone else points out...sleazy. Just quit them...
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