How do you sell a car without insurance?

I’m planning to sell my car privately. I would rather not pay for insurance if I’m not driving it. Can I sell my car without insurance?

Answer
When selling a car you do not have to pay for insurance if no one is going to drive it. If you’re planning to drive it at all—even just to move it or to take it on a test drive—then you will need insurance.
There is a good chance that anyone interested in buying your car is going to want to test drive it, just like they would at a dealership, and in almost every state it’s illegal to drive if a car is uninsured.
However, your car insurance doesn’t have to be expensive while you’re trying to sell your car. You can use Jerry to find the best minimum liability insurance that would allow you to legally drive your car.
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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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