How do I buy insurance for a new car?

I've only ever bought used cars before, but this year, circumstances have been good enough for me to start looking for a brand-new one. The only problem is that I have no idea how to buy insurance for a new car! How do I buy insurance for a new car, and where do I even begin?

Answer
Buying a new car is always exciting! To get insurance for your new ride, you’ll need to start off by choosing your make and model.
From there, you can:
  • Go to a free site like Jerry to instantly get insurance quotes from multiple different providers.
  • Choose a provider and a policy.
  • Make sure that the start date of your insurance policy is the same day that you plan to finalize the sale of your new car so you can drive it home!
Ben Guess
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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