Your car insurance policy won't be immediately canceled because you don't make a payment. Auto insurance companies are required by state law to give notice before canceling their policy. Depending on the state, you'll normally have 10 to 20 days. Your company will notify you by mail or email before canceling your coverage.
Auto insurance companies often offer a grace period for late car insurance payments, so a payment that's late by a few days shouldn't be a problem. Call your old insurance company and find out if your coverage has expired and, if so, how long you have been without car insurance coverage. Make your payment as soon as possible, as the grace period for car insurance may vary depending on your insurer. This information is not an insurance policy, does not refer to any specific insurance policy, and does not modify any provision, limitation, or exclusion that is expressly stated in any insurance policy.