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If my dad adds me as an additional driver to his car and I crash it, does he lose his no claims bonus?

MikeStyleZ 05 Feb 2011

If my dad adds me as an additional driver to his car and if I crash it, does my dad loses his 'No Claims Bonus'? I haven't got no claims bonus yet, as I just passed my driving test but would it affect my dad if I crash it or someone crashed his car while I'm driving?

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gices 05 Feb 2011

Yes, if the accident was your fault, then your dad would lose his no claims discount.

How much no claims discount he will lose depends on how much he has at the moment. If the accident was not your fault, then he won't lose anything. This is assuming that your dad is the policyholder and you'll be a named driver on his car insurance policy.

MikeStyleZ 05 Feb 2011

OK, what if me and my dad agreed to not repair the car, then the insurance company won't remove my dad's no claims right?

gices 05 Feb 2011

Unfortunately it doesn't work out this way. If you have an accident, you are required to tell your insurers and when you inform them, a record of the accident will be held on file for you. This means that renewal quote will be calculated with less no claims discount.

If you decide not to inform your insurer and they later find out you haven't disclose this information to them, your insurance will become void.

MikeStyleZ 05 Feb 2011

Thanks for that. Guess I must buy my own insurance as I want to collect NCB as well and also don't want my dad to lose his many years of discounts.

Any car you recommend for cheap insurance?

gices 31 Dec 2013

Check our list of cheap cars to insure for new drivers.