Documents you should always have in your vehicle

South Carolina has some wonderful roads to drive on. The law in South Carolina requires that you carry auto liability insurance. There are some documents that you should always have with you when you are out on the road. At Higgins & Halloran in Columbia, SC, we make sure all of our customers have the mandated amount of auto insurance as well as any additional coverage they require.  

Documents you should always have in your vehicle

Drivers license

In South Carolina, your driver’s license is good for 8 years. You have options now when it comes to a driver’s license, you can get a REAL ID or a traditional driver’s license. The REAl ID can be used for federal identification and will get you on a domestic flight and can be used to enter a military installation. Most people use their traditional driver’s license as an ID. It should be with you anytime that you are driving in the event that you get pulled over and you are asked to produce it. If it’s always in your wallet, it will be in the car wherever you are. 

Vehicle registration

All vehicles in the state of South Carolina must be registered. When you pay your registration fee, you are given or print yourself a copy of your registration which must be kept in your glove box when you are driving. 

Insurance card

You are required to have a minimum of liability insurance in South Carolina. Once you have acquired that insurance from your insurance agent, they will mail you a copy of your insurance card which proves you have insurance. You need this proof to be in your vehicle when you are out driving.

Contact Us Today

At Higgins & Halloran in Columbia, SC, we are a team of experienced independent agents who work to make sure our customers have the personalized service they deserve. 

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South Carolina has some wonderful roads to drive on. The law in South Carolina requires that you carry auto liability insurance. There are some documents that you should always have with you when you are out on the road. At Higgins & Halloran in Columbia, SC, we make sure all of our customers have the mandated amount of auto insurance as well as any additional coverage they require.  

Documents you should always have in your vehicle

Drivers license

In South Carolina, your driver’s license is good for 8 years. You have options now when it comes to a driver’s license, you can get a REAL ID or a traditional driver’s license. The REAl ID can be used for federal identification and will get you on a domestic flight and can be used to enter a military installation. Most people use their traditional driver’s license as an ID. It should be with you anytime that you are driving in the event that you get pulled over and you are asked to produce it. If it’s always in your wallet, it will be in the car wherever you are. 

Vehicle registration

All vehicles in the state of South Carolina must be registered. When you pay your registration fee, you are given or print yourself a copy of your registration which must be kept in your glove box when you are driving. 

Insurance card

You are required to have a minimum of liability insurance in South Carolina. Once you have acquired that insurance from your insurance agent, they will mail you a copy of your insurance card which proves you have insurance. You need this proof to be in your vehicle when you are out driving.

Contact Us Today

At Higgins & Halloran in Columbia, SC, we are a team of experienced independent agents who work to make sure our customers have the personalized service they deserve.