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
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.
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Savannah Grabek
Answered on Mar 12, 2021
Savannah Grabek is an expert in Personal Lines insurance. She has 5 years experience in the insurance industry. Savannah began her carrier working with just property insurance and is now tenured in all personal line including home, auto, motorcycle, boat and umbrella. She previously worked for GEICO and has now been working with Jerry insurance for the past year. Savannah lives in New York with her son, fiancé, and puppy Bear. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her family and hiking with her dog.
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