Will GEICO insure a car that isn’t in your name?
In order to get a standard GEICO auto insurance policy for a car that isn’t in your name, you’ll have to show you have insurable interest—i.e., a financial stake—in the vehicle. But proving that is difficult, and is usually only considered when the car is your only means of getting to and from your job.
What is GEICO non-owner car insurance?
Like non-owner car insurance, these two coverages follow the driver rather than the car, so they’ll cover you while driving a vehicle that isn't in your name.
How much does a non-owner car insurance policy cost?
On average, GEICO policyholders pay around $311 per year for their non-owner car insurance. Because non-owner policies only include liability coverage, they’re usually about 10% cheaper than standard policies and don’t include a deductible—but just like standard auto insurance, exact car insurance rates for a non-owner policy can vary based on risk metrics such as age, gender, location, and driving history.
Do you need non-owner car insurance?
If you don’t own a car, then you’re not required to purchase car insurance coverage. Most instances where you might borrow a car are covered by permissive use—that is, if the car’s owner gave you permission, you will be covered by their insurance policy.
But there are still several scenarios in which motorists can benefit from the financial protection offered by non-owner auto insurance coverage.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to buy a non-owner car insurance policy: