How long do I have to put insurance on a new car?

I bought a 2018 Honda Civic. I haven't purchased insurance on it yet. How long do I have to put insurance on a new car?

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“Congratulations on the new car! To protect your purchase, you need to get car insurance as soon as possible.
The only exception is if you have a current insurance policy. Most car insurance companies extend coverage to new cars for a certain amount of time. Grace periods vary, but most last 14 to 30 days.
If you don’t have a current policy, you must have the proper insurance coverage for your vehicle. Driving uninsured not only can cause you financial difficulties but can also impact other drivers on the road. If you’re financing the Civic, you need a full coverage car insurance, so budget accordingly.
As almost every state has a minimum amount of car insurance required, you need insurance if you are driving the vehicle. You’ll also likely need proof of insurance before registering your vehicle.
To find insurance, you can request car insurance quotes through insurance providers or use Jerry. Jerry gathers quotes from up to 50 top insurance providers to find you customized coverage for the best rate.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 13, 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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