How long do I have to change car insurance after moving?

I am moving to NY at the end of August and I will need to update my auto insurance. How long after I move do I need to change my car insurance?

Answer
Congrats on the move! If you are moving to a new state and need to switch your auto insurance policy, you typically have 30 to 90 days after you complete your move to update or switch your policy.
The auto experts at Jerry generally recommend that you update your car insurance as soon as possible to avoid any complications.
For one thing, you’ll want to take care of the switch sooner rather than later because many states won’t allow you to register your vehicle in them unless it’s covered with insurance.
First, you’ll want to double-check that your provider indeed offers coverage in your new state, especially if it’s a midsize company. Even if they do cover you in the new state, their rates might not be as competitive as in your previous location. Compare quotes online to make sure you’re not overpaying.
If you’re in the market for a better insurance rate after an interstate move, use Jerry to compare customized, competitive quotes from up to 50 top providers. When you’re ready to make a switch, Jerry will even help cancel your old policy for you.
Carlos Kirby
Answered on Nov 04, 2021
Carlos has a BA in Media Production and Marketing from Loyola University of Chicago, as well as almost 5 years of content editing and writing experience. He has operated his own freelance creative studio over the past 5 years and aspires to be a Creative Director for an Creative Agency. He is currently located in Chicago, IL and enjoys creating digital art and taking bike rides along the lakefront during his free time!
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