“Can I borrow your car?” That common question seems innocent enough. But handing over the keys could impact your insurance if your friend happens to get into an accident.
Drivers are insured when using your car, so long as they have your permission to borrow the car. In the unfortunate event an accident happens, it’s important to understand that a claim will be made on the owner’s insurance, even if the driver borrowing your car has their own insurance.
You certainly want to be a considerate and trusting friend, and help them out in their time of need. It doesn't hurt to do so prudently, however. Consider the following before lending out your vehicle:
If you have any lingering doubts and concerns about having someone borrow your car and what it might do to your insurance premiums, reach out to the expert team at AIM. Our brokers will be able to give you the information and peace of mind you need to lend out your vehicle like the great friend you are!