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Renting my car while abroad

Hi all,

I was wondering if I can legally rent my car to a friend for 6/7 months while I will be abroad. If it is not possible, can I cancel my car insurance for this period of time?

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Old 19.11.2015, 14:47
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Re: Renting my car while abroad

The answer is probably in one of the threads but here are the details.

You will need to find a spot to park the car (on private property ONLY - you can't be on a public road without plates) since you will hand in you plates to the cantonal auto service to save the cost of road tax while you are away.

You will need to call the insurance company and give them the dates for the time you will be away. You can "cancel" the insurance for that same time the plates are off the car BUT you will need to leave fire, theft and parking insurance on the car so if anything happens, it will be covered. You are however saving on the third party and collision insurance during that time.
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Re: Renting my car while abroad

You can leave your car with whomever you so please, and you can add his name to the insurance policy (which won't be affected much if at all, unless he's been a PITA to insurers in the last 5 years) so everyone is covered in any case.

How you will arrange with your friend that they compensate you for them having a car to move about freely, is up to you and your friend. If he's not a good friend and you think you need something official, just don't leave your car with someone that you can't trust enough.

If you park it without plates, you don't have to have any insurance if you don't want to, in case Verbier's post wasn't clear. But if the insurance costs make it worth to cover the car's value, then it might be a good option.
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Re: Renting my car while abroad

is the car leased or owned? You might find that a leased car requires a certain level of insurance....
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is the car leased or owned? You might find that a leased car requires a certain level of insurance....
Normally, a leased car requires a full casco insurance, but here the car is insured not the person
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Normally, a leased car requires a full casco insurance, but here the car is insured not the person
which does mean anyone can drive it at your risk of course. But you can't park the insurance on the car

you can also have the person buy an additional insurance so that if they crash or damage the car, it's not down to your policy. But this is usually an addition to a car insurance policy....so they might not need your car....!
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