If you have family or friends visiting your Chandler, AZ home this summer, you may have to deal with guests asking to borrow your vehicle. Loaning out your car is a personal decision. At the same time, it’s good to confirm with your San Marcos Insurance Group agent if guest drivers are covered by your auto insurance. You don’t want to be stuck paying for damages of an unexpected accident. Here’s what you should know about guest drivers and auto insurance.
Friends are Covered with Permission
Your friends in Chandler, AZ are covered by your auto insurance if they have permission to drive your car. Depending on the coverage you have, your policy will cover damages in the event of an accident. When loaning your car to a friend, make sure he or she has a valid driver’s license, and is a safe driver.
Visiting Relatives are Covered with Permission
If you give visiting relatives permission to drive your vehicle, they, too, are covered by your auto insurance as long as they have a valid driver’s license. As relatives may be unfamiliar with the area, use wisdom when loaning out your car. You may prefer to drive them yourself for nighttime events or find them other forms of transport, especially if they’re attending a party where the hosts will be serving alcoholic beverages.
Guest Drivers May Have Limited Coverage
Although guest drivers are protected by your auto policy in Chandler, AZ, they may not have the same scope of coverage as you or members of your household listed on your policy. Guest drivers also have restrictions on how often they can use the vehicle without being listed on the policy.
To learn more about auto policies, coverage and costs, call or visit your San Marcos Insurance Group agent today.