How many days do I have to pay my car insurance?

My paycheck is late and my car insurance is due today. I won't be able to pay it until I get my check. How long do I have to pay for my insurance?

Answer
Payment for your car insurance policy is due on your due date. If you pay any time after that, you may face late fees or your policy could cancel.
If you know you’re going to be late on your car insurance payment, contact your insurer. Some insurance companies will delay payments. If not, informing them that your payment will be late may prevent any additional fees.
While you typically have a 30-day period before your late payment is sent to the credit bureaus or your policy cancels, it’s better to pay your bill as soon as possible.
Having a car insurance policy cancel for nonpayment may cause issues when you look for a new insurance company.
If the cost of your insurance policy is causing issues, use Jerry. Jerry can help you keep your coverage while saving money.
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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