Do I still need insurance if my car is under planned non-operation status?

I live in California and I've registered my vehicle with the DMV under planned non-operation status. Do I still need to keep my insurance policy?

“Legally, as long as you comply with the rules of planned non-operation (PNO), you do not need to carry insurance. However, if you are still financing your vehicle, your contract may require that you keep insurance.
If you’re not financing your car but worry that something could happen to it while you’re not driving it, you may want to consider getting comprehensive insurance to protect your vehicle from a variety of risks while it’s in storage. These risks include fire, theft, and vandalism.”
Sophie Newman
Answered on May 24, 2021
Sophie Newman is a writer from California. Her hobbies include brewing her own kombucha, riding horses, and taking long road trips.

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