How can I get a car insurance?

I am buying a new car and the dealership says I need car insurance before I can take it. How long will it take to get?

Answer
Getting car insurance typically isn’t a long process. In most cases, you can have a new car insurance policy within 30 minutes.
While it doesn’t take long to get insured, it’s better to have insurance in place instead of waiting until the last minute. Car insurance companies also allow you to purchase policies for the future, so you could secure a policy that isn’t effective until the day you pick up your vehicle.
To get a car insurance policy, you will need the VIN (vehicle identification number) along with your personal information and the coverage you need. Once you provide car insurance companies with that, they can give you accurate quotes for a policy.
To get car insurance quotes more quickly, you have a few options. You can call, request car insurance quotes online, or use an app like Jerry to compare quotes from over 50 insurers.
Each of these methods will allow you to search for coverage with car insurance companies and purchase a new policy. Since you’re looking for insurance on a new car, you should decide how you’d like to look for insurance and request quotes in advance.
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 19, 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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