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How do I update my car insurance after getting a new license?

I recently moved from Illinois to North Carolina. How should I update my insurance to reflect the new driver's license or would I have to buy new insurance policy?

Jul 10, 2018 Morrisville, NC

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Kristine Lee

Insurance Analyst

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  • Licensed Insurance Agent — Property and Casualty
  • 4+ years of Experience in the Insurance Industry

Kristine is a licensed insurance agent who joined The Zebra in 2019 as an in-house content researcher and writer. Before joining The Zebra, she was a…

Congrats on the move! Because car insurance is priced at the zip code level and regulated at the state, you're going to want to update your coverage to reflect that. Bear in mind, your premium will change as a result of your move. According to our data, the average premium in Illinois is $1,285 versus $1,011 in North Carolina!

If you're satisfied with your current car insurance company, I recommend contacting an agent or customer service representative about getting a policy for your state; they will most likely re-write your policy. If, however, you're not satisfied and want to shop around, see our guide on comparing auto insurance.

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