How do I check the cost of insurance before buying a car?

I want to buy a 2015 Ford Escape. I think I can afford my car payment, but I also need to budget for car insurance. How do I check the cost of insurance before I buy the car?

Answer
To estimate the cost of car insurance, gather quotes from a few different car insurance companies.
Since the cost of insurance varies, collecting quotes allows you to see what your average cost of insurance will be.
To request car insurance quotes, you need the VIN of your new vehicle and the type of coverage you want.
With that information, you can go online, call companies, or use Jerry. Jerry is an app that can collect quotes from up to 50 top insurance companies in seconds!
Once you know the cost of insurance on your new car, you can decide what policy fits your budget. If you can’t afford a policy, you may need to reconsider the type of coverage you’d like or a different type of car.
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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