Whether you’re renting a car for business or pleasure, you must know about the concept of nominated drivers. A nominated driver is someone who has been authorized to drive the rental car, and their name is included in the rental agreement. In this article, we will explain what a nominated driver is and how it works, as well as why it’s important to nominate a driver before renting a car.
What is a Nominated Driver?
A nominated driver is someone listed on the rental agreement who has permission to operate the vehicle. It means that the person has been authorized by the rental company to drive the rental car. A nominated driver can be anyone who meets the rental company’s driver requirements, such as age and holding a valid driver’s license. There can be multiple nominated drivers in a rental agreement, as long as their names are written in the rental agreement provided by the rental firm. Additionally, you can add more names to the rental agreement when you collect the rental car.
How to Add a Nominated Driver to a Rental Agreement?
Adding a nominated driver to a rental agreement is easy. When you rent a car, you will be asked to provide the names of all drivers who will be operating the vehicle. Make sure to provide accurate information and double-check all details before signing the rental agreement. Once the agreement is signed, you cannot make any changes to the information provided.
If you need to add a nominated driver later, you can do so when you collect the rental car. Inform the rental company that you want to add a nominated driver, and they will provide you with a form to fill out. The driver you nominate must be present with you when you fill out the form, as they will need to provide their driver’s license and other personal details.
How Old Should the Nominated Driver Be in Order to Be Covered by CarInsuRent?
All drivers have to be 21–75 years old on the date your Certificate of Insurance is released in order for the excess insurance to cover them.
Why is Nominating a Driver is Important?
Nominating a driver is crucial because it protects you from any damages or accidents that may occur during the rental period. If someone who is not listed on the rental agreement drives the rental car and gets into an accident, you will be held liable for any damages caused. The rental company may also charge you an additional fee for allowing an unauthorized driver to operate the vehicle.
On the other hand, if a nominated driver drives the rental car and gets into an accident, you will not be held liable for any damages caused. The nominated driver will be responsible for any damages, and the rental company will handle the insurance claim.
Whose Name Should You Put When You Buy CarInsuRent Car Hire Excess Waiver Insurance?
Our car hire excess waiver insurance covers the “Nominated Driver”, which means that the person named in the policy and the rental agreement should be the one to drive the car being rented.
CarInsuRent covers the additional drivers on your policy for no extra charge, as long as all their names are listed in the rental agreement. This is usually done when you pick up the vehicle for hire from the rental company. We can help you change the name of the plan owner before the policy start date. After that, the name cannot be altered anymore.
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