How long does car insurance take to start?

I'm picking up my car in an hour. I forgot to get car insurance in advance. How long does it take for car insurance to start?

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You can have new car insurance in under 30 minutes.
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 19, 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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