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Is there a grace period for buying car insurance in GA from private seller?

Is it a Georgia law when buying a car from a private seller that there is a grace period to get it insured? I am already insured and wanted to buy another car.

Apr 5, 2018 Snellville, GA

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While all cars need to be registered and insured by law in Georgia, the amount of time you are allowed to drive a new vehicle before adding it to your car insurance policy depends heavily on who you are insured by: some companies give you 30 days, some don't even offer a grace period. Therefore, we recommend contacting your current car insurance company and ask about their rules and regulations on buying a new vehicle.

If you're curious, you can read more about car insurance grace periods for new vehicles. Best of luck!

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