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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Insurance transfer to new car

I bought a new car yesterday (in WI, not sure if that matters), but my insurance office was closed before I was able to let them know to make the switch. Can I drive my car in some sort of grace period and is it covered with the policy from my old car? I have state farm (Pete, I'm looking at you for an answer!)

Oh yeah, I called them on my way there, but didn't have the VIN or lending institution as I hadn't signed any papers - so they at least have a heads up that I'm switching cars.

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I don't know about everyone, but state farm has an automatic coverage grace
Period when you *replace* a vehicle with another one ......

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I just did this two weeks ago. What I did is called the State Farm 1-800 number. Explained to them what I did and gave them the info and they e-mailed me something showing that I have insurance (temporary insurance card) . They then told me they were going to forward the info to my agent. Monday morning I called the agent and they already had everything they needed and everything was good.
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30 day coverage from an existing policy, onto a new (adding another car) or replacement car (changing/switching cars).

However, the "new" policy starts from the day you bought the car, so you can't drive around for a month and think you're getting "free" insurance since it's covered from the other policy. You'll still have to pay for that month.

This is SF anyway. Others may differ.

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Thanks, Pete. No intent to get "free" insurance out of this. I just want to DRIVE the damn thing!

2012 VW Jetta GLI if anyone cares. It's so friggin sweet.

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GLI ..... Nice !

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Stick. The DSG is an awesome auto transmission, but it's still an auto.

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Interesting as I just bought a 2012 GLI 6 speed black on black this past Monday. Awaome care for the money.
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