How much is it to register a car in VA?

What’s the price of registering a car in Virginia? I’m thinking about buying my teenage daughter a car for her birthday, but I want to get a better understanding of the costs before I do anything.

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A new car may be the ultimate gift for any teenager—I’m sure she’ll love it. While the dollar amount will depend on which car you buy, standard cars below 4,000 lbs cost $30.75 to register in Virginia.
Of course, different cars might cost more to register. Most notably, electric vehicles cost $88.20 to register. Since your daughter is a teenager, your registration fees won’t be your biggest expense—it’ll be car insurance.
Every provider considers young drivers high-risk, so their insurance rates reflect this. Luckily, you can save on your daughter’s insurance by checking with your current insurance provider. Often, adding a teen driver to your insurance will cost less than purchasing a separate policy.
Another option is to shop around with other companies. For help getting the best rate on the coverage you need, try Jerry. A licensed broker, the Jerry app can help you find and compare quotes from over 50 top providers for free. With Jerry, users save an average of nearly $900 a year on car insurance—and it only takes a minute to sign up!
Joshua Levy
Answered on Nov 17, 2021
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