How do you get car insurance in California?

I’m new to the state and have never owned a car before. However, it seems like I’m going to need one here! I’m shopping around for a car at the moment, but I’m not quite sure how to insure it once I have it. How can I get car insurance in California?

Welcome to California! Shopping for car insurance can seem daunting, but is usually a pretty simple process. You’ll want to start by figuring out what type of car you want to insure, and what type of coverage best fits your needs.
If you’re looking at a few different cars, you can reach out to local dealerships to get the vehicle identification numbers (VINs) of the cars that you’re considering. This will get you accurate quotes from any providers that you reach out to, and can ultimately save you a good chunk of money.
Next, you should decide the type of coverage that you need. If you’re getting a newer car, you might want to look at getting more coverage; if you’re looking for a used car with only a few years left, you may want to consider only getting the state minimum coverage.
Once you have the VIN and your preferred level of coverage, you’re ready to shop for quotes! To do this easily, check out the Jerry app. We’ll get you personalized quotes from top insurers in seconds, so that all you have to do is pick the plan that works best for you. And once you choose one, we’ll even help you switch over!
Congrats again, and have fun driving in California!
Will Baldwin
Answered on Nov 23, 2021

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