How do you transport a car without plates?

I’m buying a car a state over because it’s cheaper. My custom license plate for it isn’t ready yet and the vehicle doesn't have any plates. Is it possible to transport it?

Saving money anywhere you can is important when purchasing a car! The short answer on whether you can transport it is, it depends on the state.
In some states, you may end up facing issues if you transport it without plates. However, some states offer in-transit permits and temporary tags. If the states you’ll be driving in qualify, then you should be able to apply for temporary permits.
However, driving a car without proper registration, even if it’s temporary, can lead to serious problems. Consult your local DMV and the DMV of the state you’re buying from to confirm it’s possible. If not, then you’ll have to wait until your plates are ready.
When you do get the car, I recommend consulting the Jerry app to find insurance for it. Jerry is your ultra-talented car insurance broker for life. No need to sit across from him at a desk—Jerry is an app! It takes less than a minute to sign up and you’ll be presented with competitive rates from up to 50 top providers.
Will Baldwin
Answered on Oct 29, 2021

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