When you are ready to buy a car, particularly from a dealership, you must have proof that you carry vehicle insurance before you are permitted to drive your new purchase off the lot. Be prepared for this situation by visiting an auto insurance company in Kenmore (if you are a car insurance newbie) or talk with your current agent.
When you buy car insurance for the first time, keep these tips in mind:
- Have an idea what kind of auto you want? Take a look at the vehicles at different dealers or browse online. When you find a few that may work, you can look up insurance rates for those vehicles to see what your insurance pricing would be. Note that the flashier a car is, the more expensive the insurance usually is.
- It may be possible to check insurance rates directly at the dealership. Ask to use a computer or use your smart phone.
- For an insurer that is easily accessible from your home or office, go with a broker that has more than one office. American Insure-All is pleased to provide 5 convenient locations throughout the state of Washington.
If you already have vehicle insurance, have spoken with your agent and have the appropriate coverage, you will probably be able to drive away from the dealership in your new car. Know that the dealer may recommend a policy provider, but you are not required to use them. Checking rates for yourself can save you money.