In what order do I need to get my license, registration, and insurance in Tennessee?

I do not have a car or a license or car insurance. What order do I need to follow to get everything I need?

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Shannon Martin
Answered on Apr 29, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
“Your first step is going to be to get your driver’s license. Without a license, you cannot get insurance, and without insurance, you cannot register a car.
Next, you will need a car to insure and register. If you buy a car from a private seller, you will want to make sure they still have insurance on the vehicle before you test-drive it.
Once you know that is the car for you, get car insurance quotes online, get your ID cards, and have the title signed over to your name. Then you are ready to head to the DMV to register your new car.
If you get the car from a dealership, they will help you with the insurance and the registration.
Get the Jerry app on your phone ahead of time so that when you are car shopping, you can get multiple quotes instead of trusting the car salesman to find you the best insurance. “
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