How can I buy car insurance in California?

I live in California and I'm buying my first car. I know I need car insurance, but I haven't had to purchase it before. How do I get it?

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Buying your first car is a huge milestone, so congratulations! Car insurance is an important step in the car buying process and thinking about it in advance is crucial.
Thankfully, purchasing car insurance in California is no different than anywhere else in the U.S.
To get car insurance, start by researching different companies. Every insurance provider charges a unique rate for insurance. Rates vary from person to person, so providing accurate information to a potential insurance company is key.
The easiest way to get insurance rates is to shop around and compare prices. You can do this online, by phone, or with Jerry. Jerry is an app that gathers car insurance quotes for you in seconds! Jerry saves you time and money while avoiding the hassle of deal with car insurance companies.
If you’re having difficulty affording car insurance, you should also look at California’s Low Cost Auto Insurance Program. The program can help those who don’t qualify or can’t afford traditional methods of insurance. After finding a policy you like, you can purchase your quote and your vehicle will officially have insurance.
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 22, 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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