How do you transfer car insurance to a new car?

I just bought a new car, how do I transfer my insurance to this new vehicle?

Will Baldwin · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Buying a new car
is always exciting, congratulations! The first step to transferring an existing policy to a new vehicle is to contact your insurer. This can be done over the phone, online, or via an app if your insurance provider has one.
Your car insurance rate may change depending on the type of car you buy and the types of coverage you want to include on your policy. Your insurance carrier can give you a quote for the total cost of covering your new car when you provide them with the details of your new vehicle, like its:
  • Make
  • Model
  • Year
  • Safety features
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
If you’re happy with this number, fantastic! Make the payment and wait for your insurer to send you the information on your new policy. It should arrive either online or by mail.
But, if you aren’t satisfied with your current company’s pricing for changing,
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