How can I take a new car insurance policy?

I haven't had a car for a while now. I sold my last one about four years ago and haven't needed one since. But now that I live in a more suburban area, I need to get another one. I know how to buy a car, but how can I take a new car insurance policy?

Answer
The best way to take out a new car insurance policy while shopping for a new car is to use the VINs (vehicle identification numbers) from cars you’re considering to gather quotes. The type of car you purchase will significantly impact the overall cost of insurance.
For help finding and comparing different quotes, download the Jerry app. A licensed broker, Jerry shops prices from over 50 different insurance companies and delivers the lowest rates straight to your phone in seconds. If you have any questions, you can always text or call an agent for immediate assistance!
Remember, you’ll need to give your provider the following information to sign up for a new policy:
  • VIN
  • Driver’s license number and state
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Estimated annual mileage
  • Idea of coverages
  • Name and address of lienholder if applicable
Once you purchase your policy, your provider will send a set of ID cards right to your email. After that, you’ll be all set!
Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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