How long does it take to set up car insurance?

My wife and I decided to buy a new car tomorrow. What is the quickest way to set up a new car insurance policy?

Matthew Macgugan · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
How exciting! With the
app, you can get
car insurance
quotes in under a minute and typically get set up with a new policy within the day.
Once you’ve figured out which car you want to purchase and identified the best insurance quote, all you need to set up a new car insurance policy is some personal information, like your:
  • Driver’s license number
  • Date of birth
  • Current address
  • Vehicle information (vehicle identification number, make, model, year, purchase price)
  • Driving history
  • Leasing company or lienholder’s name and address if applicable
Once you’ve provided this information, you will choose your coverage limits, making sure that you’re following your state’s minimum requirements.
Once the sign-up is all said and done and you’ve purchased your new policy, you’ll likely be emailed a copy of your insurance documents immediately. Boom! You’re insured and ready for your new ride.
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