What happens to your insurance when you buy a new car?

All you need to do to switch your existing car insurance policy to a new car is contact your insurer – by phone, or via an online portal if there is one – and provide the details of your new car (make, model, registration etc.). You will probably be asked if you need to make any other changes to your policy.

Can I drive a car home when I buy it?

Getting temporary insurance on a new car

Whether you buy from a dealership or a private seller, you’ll need insurance to do that and waiting for annual insurance to be set up can be timely. Cheap short term car insurance or buying day insurance allows you to drive your car home before you have set up an annual policy.

Can I insure 2 cars in my name?

Yes, multi-car insurance allows you to insure two or more cars on a single policy with the same provider, and this can be a cheap and convenient way to get insurance if you have more than one car.

Can you transfer insurance to another person?

To transfer the existing car insurance from one person to another, you need to raise a transfer request with the motor insurance provider. Along with a transfer fee, the following documents are required to be submitted for car insurance transfer: The new copy of the registration certificate/form 29.

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Can you transfer car insurance online?

You can still make this change online but you will need to input the car details manually; make, model, year and engine size. Step 3: Once input, you will come to a completion screen which will confirm that your new Insurance certificate, disc and policy documents will be forwarded to you in 3-5 working days.

Can I transfer insurance to another person online?

According to the regulations, it is mandatory for car insurance transfer online or offline within 14 days of the date of transfer of a vehicle. If the previous owner had a third-party policy, the same should remain active for a period of 14 days from the date of transfer.

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