Can you insure a car that is not registered to you?


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In most cases, a car can be insured by one person while registered to another. This is done by adding the car to an existing auto insurance policy.

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The policyholder must provide the car's vehicle identification number, generally found on a plate at the bottom of the windshield. This process is often followed by parents who insure a vehicle for their child while putting the vehicle registration itself in the child's name. The driving record, age and type of vehicle help determine the insurance rates and premiums. Often, a vehicle can be added to an existing policy over the telephone.

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