How do I change my car insurance from one car to another?

I traded in my old vehicle for a new one, so I need to get a new insurance policy. However, this is the second car I've ever owned, and I'm not sure how to go about it! How can I change insurance from one car to another?

Answer
“Congratulations on the new car! Transferring your car insurance from your old vehicle to the new one is quick and painless. All you need to do is contact your car insurance provider and provide them with:
  • New registration or title
  • VIN (vehicle identification number)
  • Odometer reading
  • Year, make, and model of the new vehicle
With most insurers, you have a 30-day grace period to transfer the insurance, so act quickly to make sure you’re still covered.
Depending on what type of new car you have, you might find that your insurance premium unexpectedly increases. If you want to shop around for a couple of different quotes before you decide, check out Jerry! We’ll get you over 50 quotes from different providers instantly so that you can both act fast and choose the best deal on the coverage you need. If you decide to switch plans or providers, we’ll also help with the phone calls and paperwork! That way, you can focus on enjoying your new car, worry-free.
Good luck with the transfer, and enjoy your new ride!”
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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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