How do you get car insurance on the weekend?

I’d like to buy a new car, but I really only have time to shop on the weekends. I’m pretty sure my insurance agent wouldn’t be available, so how do I get car insurance on the weekend?

Answer
If you’re going to shop for a new car over the weekend, it’s a good idea to talk to your insurance agent beforehand to learn about your provider’s policies.
Here are some common ways to buy car insurance over the weekend:
  • If you already have an insurance plan, some insurance companies have a grace period in which your current policy will cover a new car for a set period of time before you formally add it to your plan. If your provider offers this, you would be able to buy the car on a weekend and then add it to your insurance policy during the week.
  • Large insurance companies often have weekend customer service lines available. You may be able to purchase insurance online, as well, depending on your provider.
  • If your insurance company doesn’t provide any weekend options, you could pick out your dream car over the weekend and ask the dealership to hold it until Monday.
You can also easily shop for insurance from your phone using the Jerry app. A licensed insurance broker, Jerry will compare over 50 quotes and help you sign up for a new policy.
Lauren Smith
Answered on Nov 19, 2021
Lauren has written for World Nomads, the Matador Network, Korvia Consulting, and once upon a time Three Fates Games. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing. After graduating, she moved overseas and lived in South Korea where she spent her free time traveling and going on road trips with friends. She misses the rest stop potatoes and is trying to figure out how to recreate them at home. She's now based outside of Chicago and when she's not writing she spends her free time reading, playing video games, and exploring whenever she can.
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