It is important to insure any vehicle that you’re purchasing before you drive it away. 

Most companies will arrange the cover for you over the phone, and provide you with a policy or cover note number. 

If you are trading in an existing vehicle, make sure you have your insurer cancel your existing policy and issue a new one for your replacement vehicle. If your car is not insured and is subsequently involved in an accident, you will not be covered for any damage to it or any third party or property. 

If you are taking out a loan for the car you are purchasing, check with the financial institution to see if they have any specific insurance requirements.

RACQ offers a range of motor vehicle insurance products to suit our members’ needs.

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