How do I purchase car insurance?

I need to get car insurance for the first time. How do I purchase it?

Answer
To purchase car insurance, first decide what coverage you need.
If you are financing a new car, lenders usually require full coverage insurance on it. If you have an older car, you may only want liability coverage, as it’s cheaper.
Once you have an idea of the coverage you want, request car insurance quotes. If you have a company in mind, you can start with them. Otherwise, aim to gather quotes from at least two or three insurers.
You can do this on your own or you could use Jerry. As a licensed broker that offers end-to-end support, the free Jerry app gathers affordable quotes and helps you switch plans. After you find a quote that fits your budget and needs, you can purchase it. Most companies allow you to do this online, but some may require you to call in.
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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