Question

Is there a temporary insurance policy while I'm test driving a used car to protect me before I actually buy it?

I'm considering the purchase of a used car, which needs some repairs. I cannot test drive it because of transmission issues. I want to have it towed and repaired and then propose "test driving it" before agreeing to purchase. Is there a "global" short-term full policy that protects me in the interim?

Aug 23, 2019 Grand Marais, MN

Answer
Kristine Lee

Aug 23, 2019

There really isn't a global policy that can be used for what you are needing, nor does "temporary insurance" exist. The good news is most insurance plans are paid month-to-month and have very minimal penalties for canceling — if any penalty at all. So if you need insurance for a month, I would get a standard insurance policy and then cancel. The Zebra can help you kickstart your search for a policy and compare rates. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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