When should I tell them?
Whether you’re buying a brand new car from a dealer, or a second hand one from your local paper, you might want to know what the new car will cost you to insure.
As soon as you have an idea which car or cars you are interested in you could contact your insurance provider with the registration details and ask them.
They’ll confirm the make and model of the vehicle(s) with you and check whether anything else has changed on your policy. They’ll then be able to give you the cost for insuring the new car which you can factor into your decision.
This is particularly wise if you’re buying a very different car, for example one that is much more powerful, or, if you’re a younger driver and insurance is relatively expensive.
Better to find out the likely cost of insurance before you buy the car than leaving it until later and getting a nasty surprise.