For majority of people, the euphoria experienced the first time you drive your new/new to you vehicle off the dealer lot is exhilarating.
If you have just purchased a vehicle from Vegreville Ford, CONGRATULATIONS! We are thrilled to be your dealership of choice and look forward to building a lasting relationship. While we make every effort to ensure your vehicle buying experience is a smooth and stress-free experience, there are still a few items that should be on your “To Do” list prior to hitting the road in your new ride. For instance, you are responsible for getting your vehicle insured and registered.
How to get auto insurance in Alberta
Once you have purchased your vehicle, you are not legally able to drive it until you have proper insurance. In Alberta your insurance plan must carry a minimum of $200,000 third party liability coverage as well as include accident benefits coverage to cover occupants in your vehicle in case of injury. There are many other coverage options, such as collision and comprehensive coverage, specific perils and endorsements. We highly recommend obtaining additional coverage; however, these additions are all optional and do carry additional costs.
There are many insurance company’s you can choose from. Shop around. Any company you decide on will need the following information from you;
- Bill of sale, lease agreement of your new vehicle
- Driver’s license for all registered drivers
- If applicable, drivers training certificates
- Dates of birth for all drivers
- Passing vehicle inspection report uses within the last 14 days (only for vehicles 12 years or older)
Registering your new vehicle upon purchase in Alberta
Once you have confirmation of insurance from your chosen insurance company, you are ready to register your vehicle. Click here to find a Registry offices near you. You will need to bring the following documents with you;
- Proof of vehicle ownership (Bill of Sale, New Vehicle Information Sheet)
- Proof of valid vehicle insurance
- Personal Identification (ie. Driver’s License)
Armed with this information, all you have to do now is apply, pay registration fee, and receive your certification. Now YOU’RE SET! Please keep in mind, registration needs to be renewed yearly. Many Registry offices offer a free reminder service that will call, email or text you a reminder prior to your renewal date.
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