Auto insurance rates increase in Ontario

If your car insurance is up for renewal you won't be happy to hear this.

A new report from LowestRates.ca says premiums have gone up yet again.

The price in Ontario, for the second quarter of the year, was up 2.93% over the first quarter.

It was also up 0.67% over this time last year.

It appears women are bearing the brunt of the increase, paying 2.5 percent more over last year. Men are paying slightly less.

LowestRates.ca is a rate comparison website.

It says rates go up when insurers' costs increase.

In a news release the website says, "there are several trends right now that may contribute to these increases, including a higher number of distracted driving accidents, the rising costs of new vehicle repairs and fraud."