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Question: I want to cancel the insurance coverage on one of my car, since I transferred the title to the person using that car. How do I do that?

Answer: If you recently sold your car, or gifted it to someone, then you should now be able to take car insurance off of the vehicle.

To cancel your auto insurance policy, you simply need to contact your car insurance company. Usually you can take a car off your policy by either telephone or going online, it will depend upon your company's guidelines of how they say to delete a car from your policy. Some auto insurers may ask for the cancellation request in writing.

If you have your policy through CarInsurance.com, you can make changes to your auto insurance policy online by logging into your account (here at manage your account).

Once you log into your account, click on your car insurance policy to view the summary of your policy information. Click on the "Make Changes to Vehicles" link, and then click on “Remove Vehicle” to take off a vehicle or delete it. Finally, click on “Continue” to confirm your changes.

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Sometimes online changes are only available when you visit the insurance company site to make policy changes. If this is the case for your policy, we will display this requirement when you log in.

Most all of our carriers offer online options to make changes to policies; however, some carriers require policy changes be made over the phone. Once you log in, a phone number is available for your personal insurance coverage. You can call that number to make any changes to your policy or if you have any questions.

If possible, before canceling your car insurance policy, check with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles, to make certain that the person you signed the title over to have actually changed over the title and registration into their name.

Also, find out if your state requires you to complete a notice of transfer form. Some states require this to be done within 5 days of the sell or transfer of ownership of a vehicle.

What you don't want to happen is that you take car insurance off the vehicle only to find out that the person didn't change over the title to their name and that the state can penalize you because the car is still registered to you and seen as uninsured.

Question: I want to cancel the insurance coverage on one of my car, since I transferred the title to the person using that car. How do I do that?

Answer: If you recently sold your car, or gifted it to someone, then you should now be able to take car insurance off of the vehicle.

To cancel your auto insurance policy, you simply need to contact your car insurance company. Usually you can take a car off your policy by either telephone or going online, it will depend upon your company's guidelines of how they say to delete a car from your policy. Some auto insurers may ask for the cancellation request in writing.

If you have your policy through CarInsurance.com, you can make changes to your auto insurance policy online by logging into your account (here at manage your account).

Once you log into your account, click on your car insurance policy to view the summary of your policy information. Click on the "Make Changes to Vehicles" link, and then click on “Remove Vehicle” to take off a vehicle or delete it. Finally, click on “Continue” to confirm your changes.

[Let CarInsurance.com help you find affordable auto insurance now.]

Sometimes online changes are only available when you visit the insurance company site to make policy changes. If this is the case for your policy, we will display this requirement when you log in.

Most all of our carriers offer online options to make changes to policies; however, some carriers require policy changes be made over the phone. Once you log in, a phone number is available for your personal insurance coverage. You can call that number to make any changes to your policy or if you have any questions.

If possible, before canceling your car insurance policy, check with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles, to make certain that the person you signed the title over to have actually changed over the title and registration into their name.

Also, find out if your state requires you to complete a notice of transfer form. Some states require this to be done within 5 days of the sell or transfer of ownership of a vehicle.

What you don't want to happen is that you take car insurance off the vehicle only to find out that the person didn't change over the title to their name and that the state can penalize you because the car is still registered to you and seen as uninsured.

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