How do you find out if a car is insured?

My friend was in an accident last week, only to find out his insurance coverage has lapsed. It really freaked me out... How do I make sure my car is insured?

Nick Kunze · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The easiest way to
check your insurance status
is by looking at your insurance card or policy documents for the policy’s effective dates.
If you can’t find the documents or you can’t remember if you renewed, you can:
  • Call your insurance company to confirm your coverage
  • Check your online account for a digital copy of your proof of insurance
If you find that your insurance has lapsed, it is crucial that you buy car insurance right away.
While you’re double-checking your policy details, you might find that you’re paying too much for your car insurance. If this is the case, try comparison shopping with the insurance comparison and broker app
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