Make a list of your information, along with information about your car. Keep this in front of you as you look for car insurance companies. You need your driver's license number, driving history (dates of any recent accidents) and personal information, such as your address and social security number. For your vehicle you need the make and model, VIN (vehicle identification number), license plate number, mileage and accident history.
Find online car insurance companies by entering "car insurance" into a search engine. Many companies come up in searches. Stick with companies you have heard of and can ask friends and family about. Choose a company that shows you a comparison of their quotes with other major companies. You can enter your information in once and get quotes from many different companies.
Decide what types of coverage you need. There are many different types of coverage and coverage options. When looking at the website of the car insurance company, look at the coverage policies they offer. Many can let you know the minimum coverage your state legally allows.
Enter your information into the computer to get a free quote. Make sure the website states you get a free online quote. Many smaller companies may allow you to enter your information but will not post the quote information online. They offer to call you and talk to you about your insurance needs. An online quote is much faster, and you can have all of the comparisons in front of you at one time, with no pressure to buy.
Choose an insurance provider by comparing the prices of the policies and the coverage offered. Choose one provider and go to their website. Buy the insurance policy you want using a credit card. Many companies allow you to print a temporary insurance card immediately and send one in the mail at a later date.