How do you apply for car insurance?

I need car insurance as my parents want me to get my own policy. How do I apply for car insurance?

Answer
When you apply for car insurance, you will need to provide insurance companies with several pieces of information.
They will need your:
  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • VIN
  • Marital status
With this information and the type of insurance you need, insurance companies can give you a quote. Depending on how much you’re looking to spend, you may want to shop around with other providers as well.
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After you find a quote you like, you can purchase the policy. As you purchase the policy, the insurance company may review any additional information on your application and confirm that they’ll be able to insure you. If you’re approved, you’ll have a new policy!
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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