Congratulations, you just purchased a new vehicle! Now what?

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Congratulations, you just purchased a new vehicle! Now what?

We know this is an exciting time for you, but before you head out for a spin, we have some important advice: call our insurance agency as soon as possible to get the new vehicle on your policy and here’s why you must make this call sooner rather than later.

Why You Should Call Now
First and foremost, it’s illegal to drive without insurance in most states. So, if you were ever pulled over or involved in an accident, having the proper coverage could save you from serious legal trouble down the line.

Second, if you don’t add your new car to your policy right away, it might not be covered in the event of an unexpected mishap—which could mean thousands of dollars out of pocket. Even worse, if you wait too long and something does happen to your car and it’s deemed not covered by your insurance agency because of a late notification, they may decide not to renew your policy at all—leaving you struggling to find another option in a hurry.

Thirdly, when you make that call right away and get everything taken care of quickly and efficiently – you can go back to enjoying your new ride without worrying about potential future issues that could arise from late notifications or lack of coverage altogether. And who doesn’t want that peace of mind?

BEST PRACTICE: to contact your insurer within 24 hours after buying a car so that all details are taken care of timely and correctly. The process for adding a new vehicle to an existing policy is relatively straightforward and should only take about 10 minutes.

What You Need To Provide Your Insurance Agency
When you call your insurance agency about adding a new vehicle to the policy, they will ask for certain information such as make/model/year of car, VIN number, estimated mileage driven per year, etc., so make sure that information is handy before making the call. Additionally, if there was any money put down when purchasing the vehicle (or if there were any trade-ins), this information should be provided as well; this will help them adjust premiums accordingly. And lastly but most importantly: always double check that all information provided is accurate! Any errors in data can lead to delays or misunderstandings regarding coverage once it kicks in on the policy.

In short – when making major purchases like a car or truck – do yourself (and those around you) a favor by taking the time necessary to ensure that everything is properly documented with the appropriate parties – such as insurance companies etc. Doing so will help protect both yourself and others on the road while allowing you to fully enjoy all of life’s great experiences knowing that everyone is properly taken care of should any unexpected events occur! So what are you waiting for? Contact BWO Insurance now and get everything squared away! It’ll be worth it in the end.

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