How do you shop for car insurance online?

I've been with the same car insurance company since I got my license. My friend said they found a great policy by shopping for insurance online. I've never done it before. How does it work?

As our world becomes more digitized, traditional services like car insurance are following suit.
Even if you’ve never shopped online for insurance before, don’t stress! Shopping online for insurance is often easier than going about it the traditional way. To start, begin by requesting quotes from multiple companies.
When requesting quotes, have all your information on hand. Doing so will ensure you’re getting an accurate quote. Insurance companies will need:
  • Your driver’s license number
  • VIN (vehicle identification number)
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Current insurance information
  • Accident or claim history
  • Social Security number
With this information, you can request quotes through a company’s website or use Jerry. Jerry is a car insurance comparison app that makes it easy to shop online for insurance! Jerry finds you the best rates and coverages without any of the hassles. Jerry even does all the hard work of switching your policies and buying your insurance.
Whether you use an app or comparison shop yourself, most companies will allow you to purchase your quote directly online! They will send you all of your policies documents by email and give you access to an online account.
While purchasing a policy online may seem intimidating, if you’re unsure of any step in the process, companies usually offer online support as well or you can always call to speak with someone.
In most cases, shopping for car insurance online is extremely convenient and easy, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy the process!
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 25, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.

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