When do you have to buy car insurance?

August 23, 2017 · Posted in FAQ 
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fantasyvn2008 asked:

When do you have to buy car insurance?

I’ve just bought my first car privately and expect to drive it home next Tuesday. However, I’m confused about the insurance. When should my insurance policy start? Does it have to be next Tuesday, too?

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12 Responses to “When do you have to buy car insurance?”

  1. rtfm on October 24th, 2009 3:07 pm

    If you’re driving that car, it has better be insured.

  2. Sal*UK on October 27th, 2009 9:05 am

    Before you get in it to drive it home.

  3. Jan409 on October 29th, 2009 4:04 am

    you should insure the car the minute you buy it and have registered the documents in your name

    If it belongs to you just now, then it should be insured by now

  4. debijs on October 29th, 2009 7:53 pm

    ~~Call your agent and give them all the information on the car.l You do not want to drive it until it is insured.~~

  5. Ryan M on October 30th, 2009 6:03 pm

    You need to have car insurance the very second that you step into the car. If you are going to drive it home on Tuesday, you need to have it insured BEFORE you drive it anywhere.

  6. danceswithwolves on October 31st, 2009 6:03 pm

    yes you have to have the insurance in place before you drive it

  7. O on November 2nd, 2009 9:45 pm

    from the time you pick it up to drive it on public roads, also taxed and MOT and providing you have a valid licence

  8. starelda on November 4th, 2009 5:42 pm

    You should have insurance before you drive it. So yes, your insurance policy needs to start next Tuesday at the latest.

  9. Lily H on November 7th, 2009 5:50 pm

    Insure it now, the previous owner may have already cancelled his insurance on the car and it may be sitting there uninsured. If not then make sure its insured Monday from midnight so you can drive it home.

  10. jenn p on November 8th, 2009 8:54 am

    Use the web folks! i found your question is answered already here

  11. WelshLad on November 8th, 2009 6:19 pm

    Before you drive it, it must be insured.

  12. Prisoner of my own device on November 10th, 2009 2:38 am

    Your insurance should start at least 30 seconds before you take it for the first spin, unless you are on private grounds.
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