How long does an auto insurance policy last?

How long auto insurance lasts depends on the term length of your policy Most auto insurance coverage lasts for either six or 12 months. The national average is $1,030/year or $515 for a car insurance policy that lasts six months. Auto insurance does not last after cancellation, but ends on that date.

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