question about US plated car

Old Apr 7th 2003, 9:30 am
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Jacky
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I recently crossed the border and became a landed immigrant. I
formally imported my car at the border and passed the federal
inspection at a Canadian Tire store one week later. I also got my
Ontario G license. The car had to have Ontario insurance and pass a
safety/emission test before I could obtain license plates.
however, I'm going to Germany for the next 3 months. so I haven't done
the safety test yet since it's only valid for 35 days. and I don't
want to buy the insurance at the moment since the car will be parked
at a private driveway for the next 3 month.
I wonder if I must obtain license plates within certain amount of
time, say 60 days?
 
Old Apr 7th 2003, 10:25 am
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Chris
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Don't worry, leave the car in the driveway and get the plates and the
insurance when you come back. That's nothing illegal in leaving a vehicle
without plates, as long it's not stolen... The only thing you should worry
about is the safety of your vehicle. If it's stolen, and with no insurance,
it's nothing you can do to claim some money back. You should tell somebody,
a neighbor, relative or friend to keep on eye on it, and you should leave
the keys with that particular person.
As far as I know, in Quebec it's illegal to leave a car without plates
and/or insurance, but not in Ontario.
But for the most appropriate answers you should go to any Ontario Ministry
of Transportation, they should be able to give you the best advice.
Good luck.
Chris in Toronto

"jacky" wrote in message
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    > I recently crossed the border and became a landed immigrant. I
    > formally imported my car at the border and passed the federal
    > inspection at a Canadian Tire store one week later. I also got my
    > Ontario G license. The car had to have Ontario insurance and pass a
    > safety/emission test before I could obtain license plates.
    > however, I'm going to Germany for the next 3 months. so I haven't done
    > the safety test yet since it's only valid for 35 days. and I don't
    > want to buy the insurance at the moment since the car will be parked
    > at a private driveway for the next 3 month.
    > I wonder if I must obtain license plates within certain amount of
    > time, say 60 days?
 
Old Apr 7th 2003, 11:16 am
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Mv
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Leaving a vehicle uninsured in a private driveway is a bad idea, think about
what if a tree was struck by lightning and fell on the car, other acts of
God or vandalism......

"jacky" wrote in message
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    > I recently crossed the border and became a landed immigrant. I
    > formally imported my car at the border and passed the federal
    > inspection at a Canadian Tire store one week later. I also got my
    > Ontario G license. The car had to have Ontario insurance and pass a
    > safety/emission test before I could obtain license plates.
    > however, I'm going to Germany for the next 3 months. so I haven't done
    > the safety test yet since it's only valid for 35 days. and I don't
    > want to buy the insurance at the moment since the car will be parked
    > at a private driveway for the next 3 month.
    > I wonder if I must obtain license plates within certain amount of
    > time, say 60 days?
 
Old Apr 7th 2003, 11:26 am
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\"Half-Canadian\
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"MV" wrote in message
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    > Leaving a vehicle uninsured in a private driveway is a bad idea, think
about
    > what if a tree was struck by lightning and fell on the car, other acts of
    > God or vandalism......

In BC, you can purchase a policy to cover liability, fire, and theft for an
unlicensed vehicle. I have such a policy in place on my RV when it's not in
use. It's cheap insurance in case it gets stolen, or if someone is playing
around it and is injured, for example. I suspect the same type of policy is
available in ON as well.

Laurie in BC
 
Old Apr 7th 2003, 1:08 pm
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Chris
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Even fully insured, for vandalism you gotta first find the thugs if you want
the insurance company to pay for the damage/repair.
Chris

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    > Leaving a vehicle uninsured in a private driveway is a bad idea, think
about
    > what if a tree was struck by lightning and fell on the car, other acts of
    > God or vandalism......
    > "jacky" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > I recently crossed the border and became a landed immigrant. I
    > > formally imported my car at the border and passed the federal
    > > inspection at a Canadian Tire store one week later. I also got my
    > > Ontario G license. The car had to have Ontario insurance and pass a
    > > safety/emission test before I could obtain license plates.
    > > however, I'm going to Germany for the next 3 months. so I haven't done
    > > the safety test yet since it's only valid for 35 days. and I don't
    > > want to buy the insurance at the moment since the car will be parked
    > > at a private driveway for the next 3 month.
    > > I wonder if I must obtain license plates within certain amount of
    > > time, say 60 days?
 
Old Apr 7th 2003, 1:47 pm
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Eric Horner
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I'm from Michigan, and when i left the country for 2 months,
i changed my policy (state farm) to some storage or whatever policy
and it was significantly lower. it basically covers your car while
it's not in use, meaning just parked somewhere....
check with state farm. State farm in Ontario has pretty similar
rules with the one in Michigan. they're same companies anyways.
(when i had an accident in Ontario, Ontario claims office handled
my claim even though my insurance was still in Michigan.)

"jacky" wrote in message
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    > I recently crossed the border and became a landed immigrant. I
    > formally imported my car at the border and passed the federal
    > inspection at a Canadian Tire store one week later. I also got my
    > Ontario G license. The car had to have Ontario insurance and pass a
    > safety/emission test before I could obtain license plates.
    > however, I'm going to Germany for the next 3 months. so I haven't done
    > the safety test yet since it's only valid for 35 days. and I don't
    > want to buy the insurance at the moment since the car will be parked
    > at a private driveway for the next 3 month.
    > I wonder if I must obtain license plates within certain amount of
    > time, say 60 days?
 

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