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How to arrange insurance when buying a used car? There are many ways to go about this, learn about them more below!

If this is your first time buying a used car you might worry about how to tackle buying insurance; perhaps you only bought a new car before that came with an insurance policy you kept renewing. Don’t worry! Buying car insurance nowadays is a thankfully smooth process online, after which you might even start to regret renewing your default policy without comparing quotes to get the best value for your money!

Can you transfer the insurance already on the vehicle?

We will presume that you have met the seller of the vehicle, negotiated the price, and both agreed to go make the official transfer of ownership process, which requires having an insurance policy for that car under your name. Note that if the current insurance policy is valid for more than nine months, you can ask for the insurance to be transferred! (check our previous blog: Can a car insurance policy be transferred to a new owner if the vehicle is sold?) It might be worth considering if this applies.

The kiosks at the Vehicle Inspection Centre

Your first option is buying an insurance policy at the Vehicle Inspection Centre so right before you go through the inspection and ownership transfer process. You can visit one of the kiosks in the Inspection Centre to get an insurance policy, but that might not be the best thing to do as you might get better deals online, and when the insurance seller can’t count on being your only resort.

Choosing the easiest way: online insurance

Another option is taking a few minutes to fill a form on an online insurance comparison website, and hopefully one that offers you a dedicated personal shopper to help you through the process. This way you can view and assess the top few quotes tailored to your needs and make an informed decision.  Of course, you might have some doubts about buying insurance online, that’s why we’d urge you to read our previous blog: Is it safe to purchase car insurance online?

Have more doubts?

Alternatively, and if you’re still a little uncomfortable with purchasing online, you can always reach out to our friendly team of insurance advisors at who would love to help you with any doubts you might have and guide you through the process of buying insurance. Whether you decide online is your option or you prefer the phone, can help you seal the deal! Happy Motoring!

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About Author

Rachel Al Mughairi

About Author

With over 34 years in the international insurance industry in a variety of senior management roles, and as holder of the Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute, Rachel surely knows her insurance! With experience in London, continental Europe and the Middle East, Rachel is here to share her knowledge and help you understand more about insurance products in this easy-to-understand series of videos and blogs.