How do you buy car insurance before buying a car?

I want to get insurance before I buy my car next week so I can feel safe when I drive it off the lot. However, I’ve never done this before—how can I buy car insurance before buying a car?

Congrats on the new ride! I’m happy to say that you can get car insurance before buying a car in four easy steps. Here’s how:
  • Decide on the car you want and contact the dealership. Specify the car you want and set up a date for you to officially purchase it. They will then provide you with the information about the car you’ll need.
  • Get the necessary information about the car. This includes the vehicle identification number (VIN), make, model, current mileage, trim level, and history.
  • Get your insurance quote. If you want to easily shop around for the best deal, check out the Jerry app—we’ll get you customized quotes from top insurers in seconds, so that all you need to do is pick the plan that works best for you. And once you pick one, we’ll even help you switch!
  • Select a quote and pay for it. Once you’ve selected and paid the insurance company, they will send you your proof of insurance, so that you can drive your new car off the lot without any issues. (And if you purchase your policy through Jerry, you can easily store all your insurance documents with the in-app wallet function.)
And with that, you should be all set! Enjoy your new ride and your new coverage.
Will Baldwin
Answered on Nov 24, 2021

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