How do you put car insurance on hold?

I’m going to be overseas for a couple of months. Is it possible to put my insurance on hold while I’m gone?

Answer
Taking a trip overseas is exciting! Understandably, you don’t want to pay for any additional expenses while away—especially when you won’t be driving your car.
In most situations, you can’t put your insurance on hold, but you’ll have to talk to your car insurance to confirm. Some states and companies allow you to suspend your insurance coverage to avoid a lapse of coverage in certain situations.
If it isn’t possible to put your insurance on hold, you have a few options:
You also have the option of shopping around to find a lower rate while you’re gone. Although you’d still be paying for coverage, you could be paying less with another company.
You can request quotes by shopping around with Jerry. Jerry is an app that gathers quotes from up to 50 top insurance companies, helping you save time and money.
Lauren Smith
Answered on Nov 02, 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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