Winterizing your motorcycle
December 6, 2017

Winterizing a Motorcycle, Boat, or RV: What You Need to Know

So, you’ve recently become the proud new owner of a motorcycle, boat, or motorhome? Congratulations, and here’s to many leisurely, outdoor adventures ahead! If this is your first time winterizing your bike, boat, or RV, then this article is the right place to start.

When you’re mid-expedition, it’s very easy to think of pleasure craft solely as a means for freedom and exploration. Yet, in the off-season, it’s important to remember these vehicles are much more than

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Johnston Meier Insurance #BCBuyLocal
November 27, 2017

Celebrating #BCBuyLocal Week

This November 27th – December 3rd, 2017 marks British Columbia’s Annual Buy Local celebration, and we’re stopping to say a big thank-you to those of you who’ve chosen Johnston Meier, not only as your reliable insurance firm, but as locally-owned service providers. Over the years, we’ve come to know many of you on a first-name basis, and we’re proud to be leaders in customer service within 46 locations across the province.

According to LOCO BC, making a 1%

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Johnston Meier Insurance Driving Safely in Rain
November 15, 2017

Driving Safely in the Rain

The Wetcoast, Raincouver, Raincity.  Our beloved BC Coast’s reputation for rain is known far and wide. Whether you’re a long-time resident, or a newcomer to the region, you’d better be prepared for plenty of wet weather once November hits. Sure, many of us anticipate this perfect time to put the tea on, cozy up with a good book, or settle in for a movie-marathon.  Even so, it’s safe to say that nobody is looking forward to one particularly unpleasant

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October 31, 2017

Building a Winter Emergency Kit for Your Car

When misfortune strikes and your vehicle breaks down in the middle of a British Columbia winter, it won’t likely happen in a dry, well-lit place with perfect cell-phone coverage; so best to be prepared. Yes, you may have a few supplies stashed in your vehicle in case of emergency. Kudos to you if your vehicle has comprehensive insurance, plus a roadside assistance membership.

However, having a well-stocked emergency kit is an essential for any driver, especially in

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Will your Johnstone Meier home insurance cover a fallen tree?
October 16, 2017

When a Tree Falls, Will My Home Insurance Cover It?

Many of BC’s Lower Mainland residents were taken by surprise this week with unseasonably high winds, thunder, hail, and even snow. If Mother Nature’s outburst has left you wondering what to do with a fallen tree, and hoping your insurance policy will cover related costs, we’re here to help you navigate a few common scenarios. A tree falling is absolutely an unsettling experience (especially if it has landed on your house), but rest assured that many situations are covered

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September 21, 2017

Fact vs. Fiction: 5 Auto Insurance Myths Debunked

When faced with a nagging ailment, do you usually go to your next-door neighbors for a solution? Or do you get yourself to a family physician? Hopefully, you’d seek the expertise of your doctor. We’re not sure exactly why, but when it comes to getting auto-insurance help, it seems many Canadians are settling for anecdotal (and often inaccurate) advice from their friends, and family. This tendency has led to a number of widespread misconceptions. Perhaps these sound familiar: “Men

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September 14, 2017

10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall

The nights are beginning to cool off. Kids are headed back to school. Yes, we’re starting to make the transition from summer to fall. If you’re a homeowner, have you considered whether your home is ready for this seasonal shift? Now is the perfect time to make home maintenance part of your routine. By doing so, you’ll be protecting a valuable investment (your home), preventing avoidable injuries, and saving money.

Here’s how:

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