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How soon am I required to insure a vehicle I bought through a private sale?

I just bought my first car and have never had insurance. Do I have to be insured to take the car home?

Agent Answer

Neil Richardson

Technically, the car needs to be insured before you get behind the wheel, even if the vehicle isn’t registered yet in your name. The main issue in your situation is, if you get pulled over on your way home, you could be given a ticket for driving without insurance. I would recommend that you compare rates with as many companies as possible, select your best option, and activate coverage before you drive the vehicle.

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