How do you start car insurance?

How do I get car insurance for the first time? I'm about to buy my first car and I don't even know where to start with insurance.

Getting car insurance for the first time can be a daunting task since it usually involves a lot of paperwork and phone calls.
Here’s how to start a policy:
  • First, figure out what types of coverage you need. Your state has laws surrounding which type of coverage you’re required to carry, so be sure to get at least the state’s minimum amount of insurance.
  • Next, gather all the information you need. This might include your driver’s license number, date of birth, address, job, and driving history. You’ll also need information about your car, namely your vehicle registration number and your vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Once you have everything you need, start collecting quotes. You should try to get at least three quotes from different insurers so that you know that you’re getting a fair price. One of the best ways to collect quotes is by using the Jerry app, which will gather quotes for you from over 50 top insurers in just minutes. This makes it fast and easy to find the cheapest option for you.
  • After you pick a company, it’s time to buy your policy! If you use Jerry, the app can do this for you. Be sure to keep records of any information about your policy or payments for future reference.
Liz Jenson
Answered on Oct 27, 2021

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