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When financed, contractual obligations generally require full coverage before youtake possession of the vehicle. The legal requirement for liability or Financial Responsibility starts the moment you or anyone you authorize to drive gets behind the wheel. All vehicles operated on public roads are required to meet the financial responsibility requirements of your state.

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Q: If you buy a car how long before you need insurance?
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