Do I need to buy car insurance before I buy the car?!?

I'm going to buy my first car. Do I have to show the dealership proof of insurance before they will let me go with the car? OR I can buy the car just fine and it's not their business whether I have insurance or not ? I doesn't make sense to me to buy insurance for a car I don't have yet. How does

I'm going to buy my first car. Do I have to show the dealership proof of insurance before they will let me go with the car? OR I can buy the car just fine and it's not their business whether I have insurance or not ? I doesn't make sense to me to buy insurance for a car I don't have yet. How does this work? thank you.

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It is not legal for anyone to drive a car without it being insured. While different jurisdictions have different standards for what and how much insurance you must have, that you must have their minimum is not in dispute.

Perhaps a scummy shop won't care if you have insurance or not. Why would you want to deal with a scummy car store ?

What you should do, once you've decided on the car, is call around to insurance companies to get some quotes. Then, pick the one you prefer, and tell them when you are going to go get the car. They can do all the paperwork over the phone or online/by e-mail. The last part will be you sending them a copy of the registration of the car that you will have, once the car is bought, and the keys given to you.

The car store will happily let you receive a fax or e-mail to print for your temporary proof of insurance. With that, you are then legally able to drive the new-to-you car off of the lot.

Boyd:
I might suggest that you try this site where you can get rates from the best companies: http://INSUREQUOTE.US/index.html?src=1YA…

RE :Do I need to buy car insurance before I buy the car?!?
I'm going to buy my first car. Do I have to show the dealership proof of insurance before they will let me go with the car? OR I can buy the car just fine and it's not their business whether I have insurance or not ? I doesn't make sense to me to buy insurance for a car I don't have yet. How does this work? thank you.
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Chloette:
I recommend you to visit this internet site where onel can compare rates from different companies: http://insuranceforcheap.info/index.html…

RE :Do I need to buy car insurance before I buy the car?!?
I'm going to buy my first car. Do I have to show the dealership proof of insurance before they will let me go with the car? OR I can buy the car just fine and it's not their business whether I have insurance or not ? I doesn't make sense to me to buy insurance for a car I don't have yet. How does this work? thank you.
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Do I need to buy car insurance before I buy the car?!?
I'm going to buy my first car. Do I have to show the dealership proof of insurance before they will let me go with the car? OR I can buy the car just fine and it's not their business whether I have insurance or not ? I doesn't make sense to me to buy insurance for a car I don't have yet. How does this work? thank you.
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opurt:
Forget "don't", you legally can't drive without insurance so the dealer won't let you. And unless you're paying for the car in full, the lender/bank won't let you either. You can get a quote and start the policy for the day of purchase, and the insurance company can talk to the dealer to get certain details (like the VIN).
Kevin:
Don't drive off the lot without insurance. You can have a bad wreck on your way home.