How do you reinstate your insurance for a car?

I missed some payments on my car insurance, and they canceled my policy. I know I need car insurance to drive. How do I get it reinstated?

Answer
Yikes! That’s a tough situation.
The easiest thing to do is call your insurance company. Once you’ve paid your outstanding bill most companies will reinstate your policy. It will be easier if it hasn’t been too long since you last paid.
Keep in mind that every insurance company has its own rules when it comes to reinstating customers who haven’t paid or missed a few payments. You may have to reapply for coverage, and your premiums may go up.
You may also want to see if you can set up an autopay feature for your insurance so you don’t have to think about it in the future. This is often a digital payment, and you may even get a discount for paperless billing!
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Lauren Smith
Answered on Nov 11, 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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