"It okay for my aunt to borrow my car while hers is in the shop? "

My aunt has to get some work done on her car and it will be in the shop for a couple of weeks. I have a spare car to loan her, but since she isn't listed on my policy, is it okay to let her drive the car?

Answer
Car insurance follows the vehicle, not the driver. Since you have the spare car insured and are giving her permission to drive, she would be considered a covered driver.
Most carriers are okay with you letting other drivers operate your car if it is on an occasional basis. If you find that your aunt needs to drive the car for an extended period of time, you would want to add her to your policy. “
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Shannon Martin
Answered on May 06, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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