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Do I have a legal three-day window to drive to NY in my new car without plates?

There is no legal window where you can drive without the plates. If you are buying through a dealership they should be able to assist you on behalf of the state of Virginia in obtaining a temporary plate.

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If I move to Florida from Virginia for college, would I have to change my plates and get Florida auto insurance?

Florida law states that if you are in the state for over six months of the year, you need to register and tag the vehicle there. To do so, you will require PIP (as Florida is a no-fault state) and liability insurance.

Eligibility

What insurance companies can I use with Turo?

I'm not sure how many companies are actively offering coverage for Turo, but I do know they have a sponsorship with Liberty Mutual that allows hosts to choose a protection plan. This protection plan covers liability and physical damage to the vehicle, but hosts can also deny a plan if they have their own coverage.

Car Insurance Costs

Will my bad credit affect my fiancé's car insurance?

If you set up the policy in his name before you are married, your score will not impact the rates. Once you are married, it may impact your rates, but not as much if you keep the policy in your finance's name once you are married.

Car Insurance Costs

Will my rates go up if I file a claim for a vandalized windshield?

A comprehensive claim can affect your insurance rating. However, most carriers are alright with allowing one such claim per three year period.

General Insurance

I got a ticket driving a friend's car. I have my license but did not yet have personal insurance. I’m going tomorrow to get it, will they know?

You should be fine as far as any insurance-related issues with the vehicle go. The state checks the VIN of the insured vehicle and not the listed drivers.

Coverage & Claims

How can I get points off my license?

Hello, Unfortunately, there is no way to instantly remove demerit points from your license since there was a collision. In a case where an animal is involved, insurers typically rule it to be safer to hit the animal than to swerve trying to miss it.

Coverage & Claims

How many cars can I have on my progressive policy?

Hello, Most companies — including Progressive — will allow four cars per policy. Of course, it's always a good idea to check with your insurance company if you are unsure about whether or not your cars are covered.

Coverage & Claims

If I get in an accident in a company car, can I use my personal insurance for claim?

Hello, Sorry to hear about your accident. In short, no, you cannot use your personal insurance to cover a wreck in a company car.

General Insurance

Do I need new car insurance after separation with jointly titled vehicles?

Any vehicle that is parked and garaged at your address needs to be insured for that location. Car insurance companies use your address and zip code as a risk factor.

Eligibility

Do you need car insurance before registering a car in Virginia?

Yes, Virginia requires you to have liability insurance to register your car. We can quote you with several carriers at The Zebra.
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