How to Get a Car Insurance Certificate Quickly

January 27, 2012

If you drive a car, it is mandatory that you carry some form of no-fault insurance coverage and have a car insurance certificate proving this in your vehicle. Luckily, most automobile insurance agencies have made this incredibly simple, and there are just a few simple steps you need to follow before hitting the road.

First, shop around for the best quote. Most major carriers have websites where you can visit and, after giving some simple information, see the coverage they offer. There are also a number of independent sites which will do the comparison shopping for you.

Once you have decided on the best company and best policy, you must then pay an upfront fee with your credit card. Whether you've settled on a monthly or bi-annual payment plan, this payment will be necessary. Additionally, you will be required to sign the appropriate forms electronically in order to finalize the policy.

Shortly after the paperwork is finished, you will be sent a certificate by email showing proof of insurance which you must print out and keep in your vehicle. This certificate is just like the one that the company will send you in the mail with the rest of your paperwork but gives you an instant way to show proof of insurance. Buying insurance online and printing a certificate of insurance is not only fast, it's also convenient and easy.