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Insurance Question . . .

October 30th, 2010 at 12:12 am

Well, if you have been following my blogs in the last couple of weeks, you know that my car is dead and we are planning to get rid of it. However, we cannot get another car right away. We refuse to go into debt for a car. (What a refreshing viewpoint for my hubby to have!) I had been putting aside money to replace the car when it came time, but there is not very much in it, barely enough to pay for the tag fees. What I need to know is if sell my car right now, whether to the salvage yard or someone else, does the insurance company find out if I don't tell them? I do not want them to cancel my policy. I have had insurance with them since 1992 and have discounts for longevity and clean driving record. I also have a multi-line discount, because my home owner's insurance is with them.

3 Responses to “Insurance Question . . .”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I don't know if they would find out, but why would you pay for insurance on a car you don't own. If you cancel because you sold the car, that is not counted against you.

    The new to you car might have a different premium and it might change your homeowner's slightly while you don't have a car because of the multiline discount. However, it would be less than if you held onto the insurance for something you don't have.

    Besides that insurance money could go to pay for the six months on the new vehicle or towards the purchase of the new car.

  2. claudia Says:

    I don't think they would find out, but i also don't think it makes sense to continue paying for insurance on something you don't have.

    Why don't you just call them without identifying yourself and ask your questions.

  3. Jerry Says:

    I agree... call the insurance company without telling them who you are (call from a pay phone if you are really suspicious!) and see if you can get a continuation as soon as you get your new vehicle. I don't think that this will lead to any problems for you, but check in advance!

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