How do I go about getting car insurance?

I am about to purchase my first car, and the dealership says I need insurance to pick it up. I've never had to buy it before, so I'm not sure how to go about getting it. How do I get car insurance?

Answer
How exciting! Getting your first car is a huge milestone, but it can be overwhelming. To get car insurance, you can start off by requesting quotes from insurance companies or using the Jerry app to compare quotes from over 50 top providers.
To start, you’ll first need to have some information ready. You will need to provide your:
  • Name
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Date you’d like to start your policy
  • Desired coverage
After you find a quote you’re happy with, you can purchase your policy! Most companies allow you to purchase a quote directly online. Once purchased, your new insurance company will send you proof of insurance that you can give to the dealer.
From there, you should be able to take your new car home!
Emily Maracle
Answered on Nov 16, 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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