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What you Need to Get Car Insurance: Car Insurance Checklist Graphic

Before you get an auto quote and set up your car insurance coverage, insurance companies need you to provide certain papers, information, and documents to verify things like if you can legally drive, who else will be driving, how you’ll pay, and if you’re eligible for driver discounts. However, if you’re insuring your vehicle for the first time or it’s been a while since you quoted, you may be wondering, “What do I need to get car insurance?” Whether you call an insurance agent on the phone, visit a store, or start a quote online, follow this checklist to help you avoid a second trip or phone call to your insurance agent.

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What You Need to Get Car Insurance

When shopping for auto coverage, the insurance company will need you to provide certain information. Here’s a checklist of items you may need to have ready.

 Driver’s License

Valid driver’s license information for all drivers on the application.

 Vehicle Information


Each car’s make, model, style, year, ownership status, parking address, or vehicle identification number (VIN).

 Personal Information

Name, address, date of birth, marital status, social security number, and residence status for all drivers on the policy.

 Driving History

Prior moving violations or accidents and license suspension information.

 Discount Documentation

Proof of eligibility for driver discounts, such as for a prior coverage discount, military discount, safe driver discount, multi‑product discount, and homeowners discount.

 Payment Details

Credit card information, cash, or check if setting up a one‑time or automatic monthly payment.

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