Do I need insurance before I buy a used car?

To legally drive a car in the United States, you will need insurance before you buy a used car. If you already have car insurance when buying a used car, let your insurance company know so they can update your policy. You will likely need to buy full coverage for your used car if you have a loan for the purchase, otherwise you will only need to meet state minimums.

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UPDATED: Jun 6, 2022

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