No one should be driving without car insurance these days. In most cases, it’s the law. In a common sense way of thinking however, it’s simply smart.
When You’re Buying New
Many car dealers will require proof of insurance before they let you drive your new house car off the lot. If you’re buying a used car privately you need to let your insurance representative know that this is the case. Because it only stands to reason that if you don’t call your insurance representative ahead of time, you’ll drive that car you just bought the 5 measly little miles to your house; and in that short distance something stupid will happen. Now what do you do? When a phone call is all it takes to insure the vehicle involved in the purchase of a new car, it’s just downright foolish not to think ahead and take care of business.
When You’re On The Selling End
So you got your new car and you’re all giddy and happy about it. You park that new baby in the driveway next to that old rust bucket, and as you get out of your shiny new wheels you glance over at old faithful and actually have the audacity to decide “sorry old buddy, but it’s time for me to sell my car”. Now some people might keep it for their teenager and others may choose to keep two cars so that both husband and wife can have access to an automobile when they need one. Cut back on the level of insurance regardless, but don’t leave it uninsured until someone has signed on the dotted line of the title and it’s theirs. Immediately call your insurance agent to cancel the insurance on that auto at the time of sale.
Clean it up, shine up, spiff it up; do whatever it is you have to do to make that car look the best that possibly can. Take a nice picture of it in a beautiful setting and throw it on the Internet.