Want to eliminate your car insurance? Buy a new car.


General Motors has begun offering a free year of car insurance with the purchase of any of its new vehicles, but there’s a catch: You have to live in Oregon or Washington.

The pilot program applies to all 2010, 2011 and 2012 model year cars and trucks purchased by September 6th of this year. Anyone with a valid driver's license is eligible, but is not being offered to fleet or commercial customers.

The insurance is issued by MetLife and includes coverage for both liability and physical damage. Customers can seek to extend it at the end of the first year of ownership, but there is no guarantee that it will be renewed.

The automaker says it is looking to determine the customer appeal of including standard insurance coverage with its vehicles, but has not indicated whether or not it will expand the plan to other states.