Receive a car insurance quote by submitting your ZIP Code and some other information about any insurance exclusions, credit history, and liability. Insurance companies check your ZIP Code for the number of accidents in the area. If you live in a place with a high accident rate, usually urban locations, expect to pay more for auto insurance than someone living in a light traffic region. The younger you are, the more you can expect to pay in insurance premiums. The good news is that age-related premiums start coming down around 25, as long as your driving record stays clean.
You don’t need to submit any other personal information until you decide to buy the policy. When you decide to buy a car insurance policy, you will have to provide the company with your name, address, driver’s license number and vehicle registration. You must include the make, model, and year of your car, and how long you’ve owned it, along with your annual mileage and driving history. Always tell the truth about any traffic violations you’ve received, because the insurance company will find out, and it will affect your premiums. Some insurance companies will not accept you if you did not have at least 6 months of prior car insurance coverage, but that’s not the case with The General.