can you insure a car that is not in your name?

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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The auto insurance policy needs to be written in the name of the registered owner of the car. If you insure a car that is not owned by you, and there is a major accident, the insurance company can deny coverage for the claim. There really is no reason to insure a car that is not registered to you.You can add someone as an additional insured, or another named insured if there is a need to do so. You can also just add someone as a driver on the policy if they will be a regular operator of the car in question. However, if you are added as named insured, you will have liability if there is an accident with that car. Make sure you a willing to expose your personal assets in the event of a major accident. An additional insured will not expose you to any liability in the event of an accident.

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