How do I insure a car on the weekend?

I am going to buy a car this Saturday and will need to add it to my insurance policy. How do I insure a car on the weekend when my agent is out of the office?

A new car is an exciting purchase! It’s common for people to purchase cars on the weekend (afterall, they’re likely off work then), which means purchasing car insurance over the weekend is completely possible.
Start with your current policy. It’s easy to add a car to a policy you already have, and most policies have a 7-day grace period during which your new vehicle is covered before you are required to add it to your policy. This varies by provider, so it’s best to read over your policy details or contact your insurance representative to confirm.
Another route you can take is to add the vehicle to your policy on Friday before the office closes for the weekend. You can speak with your agent to provide the details of your vehicle before actually signing on the dotted line. Of course, this means you are set on the exact vehicle you’ll be purchasing over the weekend. If you know what car you’re buying, grab the VIN from the dealership so you can start your car insurance policy.
You can also use the Jerry app to find an entirely new insurance policy at a great rate. Jerry provides personalized quotes from over 50 of the nation’s top providers, including Nationwide, Allstate, and Travelers, in minutes for free. The average Jerry driver saves $879 a year on car insurance!
Good luck with your purchase!
Matthew Macgugan
Answered on Oct 27, 2021

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