Can I Put My Car Insurance On Hold?

Extra Mile Staff

Yes, you can certainly put your insurance on hold but there are some important considerations when suspending the entire policy. Between maintenance, gas, and insurance, owning a vehicle can be expensive; the good news is that you don’t have to keep paying for something if you don’t need it.  Is your vehicle going to be out-of-use for a period of time? Consider reducing the coverage on your vehicle.

In the below infographic, The Extra Mile introduces you to important information about suspending your auto insurance. Consider each element before jumping into the change.

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4 Responses to "Can I Put My Car Insurance On Hold?"

  • Extra Mile Staff | February 26, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Hi Raymond- whenever someone suspends their auto coverage, their state automatically gets notified. Every states regulations are different when it comes to suspending coverage. PA DMV requires you to turn in your plates during the time that your vehicle is suspended. We can suspend your coverage for you over the phone but we do have to advise you that the DMV will be sending you a letter shortly after the suspension advising that the plates must be returned or to pay a fine, or be subject to cancellation of registration.

  • Raymond Dobkin | February 22, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    I had been suspending my auto coverage with Hartford for years whenever I was away. It saved me substantial sums. However, for the last couple of years, when I call to suspend, the Hartford representative gets a pop-up on her screen saying that the state (PA) will be notified. Yet PA is not on your list of states that disallow suspending. It has made me reluctant to " chance it " since the penalty is quite severe. Is the pop-up simply a glitch? Can I still reduce my coverage down to comprehensive when I am away > 30 days?

  • Hannah Sullivan | August 31, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Hi William, this is a great question. It is illegal to drive without liability coverage, which is removed when your car is suspended. If you need to drive your car in less than 24 hours, please call our Customer Service department at 1-877-896-9320 and one of our representatives can help. Thanks!

  • William Flynn | August 31, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I have a 2008 Chevy Silverado with 34,000 miles on it, obviously I don't drive it much. Typically I know 24 hrs prior but there have been occasions I don't have the preplanning. If I suspend coverage and find it necessary to drive it without 24 hour notice, is it still legal to drive in the State of Michigan (I understand this is with no collision coverage), and is there a way to expedite resuming collision coverage say with 6 or 8 hour notice? Is the low mileage factored in to premiums currently and if not can it be considered? Thanks, William Flynn

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