Why is there a car I don't recognize coming back in my car insurance quotes?
I'm looking into new car insurance carriers and noticed that a vehicle I don't recognize is appearing in my quotes. I recently experienced a theft and I'm concerned that somehow they got a hold of my personal information. Should I be worried?
Answer provided by
Answered on Apr 20, 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.
“Car insurance carriers look at a variety of information when quoting you for a policy. The reports and information that they receive are typically related to your name and address.
While it may be concerning to see a vehicle you don’t recognize, it most likely was a vehicle that was previously registered to your address. A family member or prior resident could have owned the vehicle.
If you are still worried about it, reach out to the insurance company directly. They will be able to provide you more information on how their reporting works, correct any errors, and ensure that the vehicle isn’t associated with your new policy.
You should feel confident looking into car insurance quotes online. Never be afraid to reach out to insurance companies to clarify information. “
Did this answer help you?
Ask us a question by email and we will respond within a few days.
Have a different question?
You can meet us at our office and discuss the details of your question.
Browse by topics
What others are asking
Does a car’s model year matter when you’re shopping for a vehicle?
Obviously the year indicates the car’s age, but does it have any bearing on quality or reliability?
Apr 14, 2021
What are the best cars for seniors?
"My wife and I are closing in on retirement. Neither of us is as limber as we used to be, and mobility could be an issue down the road. Which cars do you think are suitable for us? "
Apr 13, 2021
How can my boyfriend and I save money on car insurance now that we work from home?
"My boyfriend and I work from home now. Both of our cars are insured on the same policy. Is there a way that we can save money on our insurance? Our cars are parked in our garage and we typically only use one vehicle for errands. "
May 14, 2021