How long do I have to buy insurance after buying a new car in California?

I know that in California, I have 10 days to register a new vehicle after purchase. Does that timeline also apply to buying car insurance?

Answer provided by
avatar
Savannah Grabek
Answered on Mar 12, 2021
Thanks for your question! The grace period in California for getting your insurance is 30 days. That means you have 30 days to show proof of coverage to the DMV.
However, I do not recommend waiting that long to get your insurance. The sooner you get it, the better.
thumb-up

Did this answer help you?

Ask us a question by email and we will respond within a few days.
thumb-up

Have a different question?

You can meet us at our office and discuss the details of your question.

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

√
No long forms
√
No spam or unwanted phone calls
√
Quotes from top insurance companies