How risky is it to have a cosigner on your car loan?

I think I'll need to ask my brother to be my cosigner to get a loan. How risky is this?

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As long as you make your payments on time, it is not risky to have a cosigner on your loan. In fact, the cosigner is the one who assumes all of the liability if you default on your loan. This means that it is actually more risky for the cosigner than it is for you. That being said, defaulting on a loan could cause friction in your relationship with the cosigner if they have to deal with damage to their credit and/or out-of-pocket expenses.
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Johnny Puckett
Answered on Mar 12, 2021
Johnny Puckett is a freelance writer and automotive expert. He has contributed content to a number of some of the largest online publications, aftermarket automotive manufacturers’ sites, and automotive informational sites. His experience in the automotive and information fields informs his writing at Jerry. His automotive interests bleed into his free time, where he enjoys modifying his favorite cars and woodworking.
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