How can I register for car insurance?

I financed a car from a dealer, but the salesman told me I need proof of insurance before I drive the car off the lot. This is my first time buying a car, and I'm not really sure where to start with this. How do I register for car insurance?

Answer
“Congratulations on the new vehicle! It’s a funny thing, given how often registration is mentioned in terms of car insurance, but you don’t really register for car insurance. Instead, you shop for car insurance quotes to select the right policy and insurer for your needs and budget!
Since you financed a car from the dealer, you’ll have to get full coverage. This type of policy includes:
As a heads up, full coverage can run a little pricey. In order to make sure you’re getting the coverage you need for the best price, shop around with Jerry! We’ll get you multiple customized quotes from top-of-the-line providers. That way, all you have to do is pick the policy or provider you want—we’ll even help you get onto the plan officially!
Congrats again on the new car, and best of luck with shopping for coverage!”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Sep 13, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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