General Insurance

How would insurance work for drivers hauling a trailer they don't own?

The drivers need to be insured on the policies of the people who own the vehicles that are hauling the trailer. Since the trailer is already insured, there is no additional insurance required.

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MIP at 18, I am getting it dismissed and expunged. Do not have my license yet, will insurance be affected?

MIP is a non-moving violation, which does not impact your insurance rates. When it comes to the cost, if you're around 18-20 you can expect your premium to be quite pricier than those paid by older folks.

Coverage & Claims

My car knocked me down and I broke my hip. Do I need to file a claim?

I'm sorry to hear about your accident. North Carolina is not a no-fault state so you don't need to file a claim, and you can use your health insurance instead for your hip.

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How do I get insurance on a vehicle I plan to finance?

Generally, you need to shop for car insurance before financing the car. No matter where you purchase a vehicle, dealerships and buy here pay here car lots will not let you drive off the lot without providing proof of insurance first.

Eligibility

Is there a temporary non-owners car insurance for foreign drivers?

As an international student, you do have some options. The Zebra can offer Non-Owner's policies for drivers with a foreign license. We can't quote that online because a car is required, but you can give us a call at 888-807-3823. We will quote you with several companies at once.

Coverage & Claims

Do I need to tell my insurance company if I added modifications to it?

It's always a good rule of thumb to keep your insurance company in the loop to any changes in your vehicle. For instance, if you want the custom parts covered, you will need to contact the insurance company to add the additional coverages for custom parts and equipment.

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Do I get a discount for foreign driving experience?

There are not companies that will offer a discount based on foreign driving experience. There are several companies that will not rate your daughter higher for only having a license for three years.

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Can an insurance company refuse to remove a child from my policy?

All members of your household, that are of driving age, need to be listed on your policy. You can either list them as a driver or you can exclude them.

Eligibility

Can I use a general delivery address for car insurance?

Your insurance policy needs to have to address where the vehicle is kept at more than 50% of the time. This is called the garaging address.

Coverage & Claims

Do I need an sr-22 if my license is suspended indefinitely and I live with my girlfriend who holds the policy?

You will need to check with the DMV to see if you are required to have an SR-22. In most cases, you would get an SR-22 to get your license reinstated.

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Am I covered for the weekend if I replace my old vehicle with a new one

Most insurance companies give you 14 days to update the policy with the new vehicle and will cover the new vehicle for those 14 days. Every company is different so make sure to check with your insurance company to for the exact information.
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