You’ll need to call your insurance company with all the details of your new car like the make, model and VIN. (The VIN is the vehicle identification number that is unique to your specific vehicle and is set by the vehicle manufacturer. It’s usually found on the dashboard or on the inside of the driver’s door and will be printed on your vehicle permit.)2 You’ll also need to have your lease or financing details, plus your banking information on hand. Whether you purchase your insurance online or over the phone, you will be talked through all the necessary questions and can arrange for your coverage to start in time to pick up your car. Once you set up insurance for your vehicle, you can then register it (see below for more details). In fact, your vehicle must be registered for your insurance to be valid.