How do you get liability insurance for a car?

I'm 18 and living on my own. I just found a great deal on a used car, but I've never bought insurance before. I know my state requires me to have liability insurance, so how do I get it?

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Good news! Looking for insurance may seem overwhelming, but it’s actually a simple task!
All states require drivers to have liability insurance, so getting liability insurance is generally an easy process. Keep in mind, liability insurance only protects the other driver if you’re at fault in an accident.
In addition to liability insurance, it can be a good idea to get comprehensive and collision coverage, so that you’re protected for all eventualities.
Using tools like Jerry can help you find the best deal on all three. We’ll get you free quotes from multiple different providers, so all you have to do is choose the best price for your needs.
Good luck with insurance shopping, and enjoy your new ride!
Ben Guess
Answered on Nov 02, 2021
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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