How to get car insurance?

I just recently moved to the United States. I’m planning to get a new car soon, but I don’t know the process for getting it insured. How can I get insurance for my car?

Congrats on the move! Car insurance can seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to start the process:
  • Gather as much information as you can on different coverages, policies, companies, etc.
  • Determine from that research what type of coverage fits you best.
  • Decide whether to get it online, in person, or over the phone.
  • Buy your policy!
To get a quote, you’ll need the following information:
  • Name
  • License number
  • Social security number (which you should have if you’re a citizen, permanent resident or non-immigrant working resident)
It’s also important to note if you currently have an international license, not all companies can offer you a policy. If you want to easily filter the policies that won’t work for you, check out the Jerry app—we’ll get you personalized quotes from top insurers in seconds, so that all you need to do is pick the plan that works best for you. And once you pick one, we’ll help you switch over!
Happy shopping, and welcome to the States!
Will Baldwin
Answered on Nov 23, 2021

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