Can I get car insurance on my grandma's car?

My grandma is giving me a car. She doesn't drive anymore, so the car currently doesn't have insurance. Am I able to get car insurance for it?

“Even if your grandma isn’t driving, all vehicles registered as operational are required to carry your state’s minimum coverage car insurance. If your grandma owns the car, she will need to be on a policy with you.
Since your grandma isn’t driving anymore, a better alternative is to buy the car from her. Set the price at $100 or something you can afford. You’ll have to pay sales tax on the purchase. But with the car in your name, you can easily get car insurance and chauffeur your grandma around as a thank you.
A great way to purchase car insurance since you don’t have it is to download the Jerry app. With the app, you can compare dozens of rates at the touch of a button to find the best price and coverage for your needs.”
Emily Maracle
Answered on Jul 30, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.

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