How long do I have to insure my car?

I just bought a car from my friend. I've never had insurance before or owned a car. How long do I have to insure it?

Answer
Congratulations on the new car! You will need to buy car insurance immediately in order to register your car and legally drive.
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Nov 16, 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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