Question: Does Your V5 Have To Match Insurance?

Can I insure a car if the log book is not in my name?

Yes, but you will have to tell the insurer you are not the owner or registered keeper when you apply.

Some insurers will only offer you cover as the main driver if you are also the registered keeper of the car.

However many will insure you, so shop around and check the policy documents before you apply..

Do I have to own the car to insure it?

You don’t have to own a car to insure it. But you do need to tell the insurer that it’s not your car, and that you’re not the registered keeper. Not every insurer will give you a full policy on a car you don’t own.

How can I find out how many owners a car has had?

If you want to search the history of previous car ownership there are a number of things you can do.Look at the previous and existing owners names and addresses as printed on the V5C logbook. … Look through the service records and see if there are any old receipts or invoices for maintenance work.More items…

Is my car insured Gov UK?

The quickest way to check if your car has insurance is to use the Motor Insurance Database (MID). This service has information of all cars insured in the UK. It’s free to use and tells you whether the car is insured as well as the make and model.

Does the title and insurance have to match?

While it is certainly possible for one person to insure a vehicle in her name but not drive it, the name on the insurance policy and the vehicle registration should match.

Does logbook and insurance have to be at same address?

Insurance must be registered to the address the car is living in at the time, if something were to happen at that address they would investigate. Both of the above are very very easy changes to make though; for the V5 just fill in the form, send it off and it will be back in 10 days.

Can 2 people insure the same car?

Since insurance companies communicate with one another to prevent fraud, you’ll never end up with two pay-outs. As such, having two insurance policies in place isn’t illegal – as you’ll only ever receive the full insured amount, never more.

Can you have 2 main drivers on the same car?

Insurance can cover you with one policy. You can add multiple drivers to your insurance policy, but typically companies only allow up to four vehicles per policy, with one main driver and up to four additional named drivers.

Can I insure my car to a different address?

Car insurance premiums can be based on where you live, and where you park your car at night. … In addition, your drivers license should also have the address you are using for your insurance policy. So by using someone else’s address for car insurance, you really need to think about it, and plan it out.

Can a car title be in one name and insured in another?

In most cases two or more names can be on the title to a car. Once you have your name on the title, you can take out an insurance policy on the vehicle — even if you live at a separate address as the other title holder.

Does my car have valid insurance?

An easy way to check whether your vehicle is insured is through the Motor Insurer’s Database (MID) online. You just need the car’s registration number and must declare that you’re the owner or registered keeper of the car.

Can I insure a car if I’m not the registered owner?

Buy your own insurance policy Just be sure to tell insurance providers that you’re not the car’s owner or registered keeper when you apply. Add yourself as a named driver on the car owner’s policy. Named driver insurance lets the policy holder add an additional driver – in this case, you – to their policy.

Can you have 2 insurance policies on the same car?

Is it illegal to have two policies on one car? No, doubling up on your car insurance isn’t illegal. However, if you make a claim from two insurance providers, you can’t try and claim for the full amount from each of them. Doing so is considered fraud, and that is illegal.

Can you register a car in two names UK?

No. Neither does a V5 registration document does not confer ownership of the vehicle.

Can a 16 year old be the registered keeper of a car UK?

How old do you have to be to drive your own car? Technically, there’s no legal age limit for owning your own car in the UK. … 16 year old drivers will need to obtain specialist insurance for their first year, as not all companies can cover a driver who is under 17.

Who is my car insured with UK?

The easiest way to find out if your car is insured is to check your registration number against the Motor Insurance Database (MID). This is a national register of all the cars insured in the UK.

What happens if someone driving your car gets in an accident?

When someone borrows your car and has an accident, any claims for damages by other parties are made against your insurance policy. The accident goes against your record and could lead to higher auto insurance premiums.

Can I add my girlfriends car to my insurance?

Yes, you can add your girlfriend or boyfriend to your car insurance. Generally, if you and your significant other live at the same address, your car insurance company will consider them a member of your household and request that you add your boyfriend or girlfriend to your car insurance policy.