"Can I drive my new car home before buying car insurance? "

"I am going to buy my first car today and am unsure of how the process works. Do I need to buy a car insurance policy before I get to the dealership or before I leave the dealership, or can it be handled when I get home?


Answer provided by
Johnny Puckett
Answered on Apr 19, 2021
Johnny Puckett is a freelance writer and automotive expert. He has contributed content to a number of some of the largest online publications, aftermarket automotive manufacturers’ sites, and automotive informational sites. His experience in the automotive and information fields informs his writing at Jerry. His automotive interests bleed into his free time, where he enjoys modifying his favorite cars and woodworking.
“The process of getting a new car insured is very simple, actually. Once you settle on the make and model you want, get some sample quotes so you have an idea of how much you’ll be charged.
Once you go to the dealer and work out the pricing and financing details, call the car insurance company of your choice while you’re still at the dealership, give them the car’s vehicle identification number (VIN), and pay for the policy.
In most states it is illegal to drive a car without insurance, even if you just bought it. However, even in states where it is not illegal, you should try to avoid driving a car without insurance. It is just too risky.
If you need help finding the best price on insurance, you should use the free Jerry app. Signing up is free and finding cheap car insurance only takes seconds. “

Did this answer help you?

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

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