If I just got new car insurance two weeks ago, how long should I wait to file a claim?

"I'm just wondering if there is a cost benefit to waiting a certain period before using my new policy."

“Since car insurance operates on a per-claim basis, as long as the incident occurred within your policy period, you should be able to file a claim. You are covered from the first day that your new policy begins.
There’s no financial benefit in waiting to use your policy. Just keep in mind that filing a claim may affect your premium.”
Sophie Newman
Answered on Jul 26, 2021
Sophie Newman is a writer from California. Her hobbies include brewing her own kombucha, riding horses, and taking long road trips.

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