Insurance Questions To Consider Before Purchasing A Car As A Gift

Buying someone a car as a gift during the holiday season can either be a blessing or a burden. There are a lot of costs associated with car ownership and one of the biggest ones is insurance. Before you purchase a car as a gift for someone this holiday, you need to be sure they can afford the insurance that goes along with it. 

  1. Who will be paying for the insurance? If you are paying for the insurance, then all you need to do is add the new vehicle to the policy you currently have. However, if you do not plan on paying for the insurance, then you will need to ask some more questions about the financial stability of the recipient of the vehicle and how much they can afford. 
  2. Can they afford the insurance associated with this vehicle? Talking to an agent can help you determine the approximate cost of insurance for a vehicle. While they cannot quote without the driver information, this will give you an idea of how much the monthly payment will be. Knowing this amount can help you determine if your recipient can afford the monthly payments. 
  3. If they can afford it, can they fit it into their budget? In some cases, even if a person can afford the cost of new insurance, they may not be able to budget for it. Think about the plans that person has for their money. If they are planning another big purchase in the coming year, they may not have any wiggle room in their budget for an added insurance premium. 

Talk to an agent at Integra Insurance Services serving Huntington, Texas to look at available options and be sure to ask some key questions before diving in.