Lending your car

How to lend your car to a friend or family member

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Written by Marketing
Updated over a week ago

Want to lend your car to a friend or family member? No problem! We’ve made it nice and easy to help out a loved one.

Here’s how it all works 👇

How to lend your car

With traditional insurers, lending someone your car can be a long process. Typically, you have to call up your insurer and pay to add the person as a named driver on your policy. It can be clunky and expensive.

Cuvva’s temporary car insurance, with policies starting from just one hour, is simpler and fairer. The person you’re lending to can buy their own ultra-flexible short-term policies for as long as they need, saving you all hassle and money.

Here’s a quick how-to guide for lending your car through the Cuvva app:

  1. Select the ‘Lend your car’ button on the app home screen.

  2. Choose the car you want to lend from your ‘Cuvva garage’.

  3. This will generate a unique link, which you can send to the person who wants to borrow your car.

  4. When they click the link, they’ll be taken to the app (or they’ll be given the option to download the app, if they haven’t already).

  5. They’ll then be able to add the car to their own ‘Cuvva garage’.

  6. When they want to borrow it, they can just tap on the car and take out a policy as usual, with cover available from 1 hour to 28 days.

It’s that easy!

Complete peace of mind

Here’s some extra bits and pieces you might like to know:

  • Your no claims bonus is completely protected, even if your friend or loved one has an accident while borrowing your car. Your insurance won’t be impacted at all because they will be driving on their own policy.

  • All our policies are fully comprehensive. This means the driver and car are both covered, even if the driver is at-fault.

  • We're authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In other words, we're fully legit.

  • Any questions? Our customer support team are on hand 365 days a year, from 9am to 9pm. Just drop them a message in the app or email support@cuvva.com.

  • You don't need extra cover. No need to call your insurer or worry about additional cover. The person you’re lending to can get insured on your car in minutes, all you need to do is give them the keys.

Happy driving! 🚗

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