Yes they can repo if they catch the insurance lapse. Most financed vehicles have a Full Coverage clause that you signed and agreed to when you contracted to finance the vehicle.
I take it you mean, if your car IS repossessed. In that case, IF you dont plan to redeem it, NO. NO car, NO insurance. Once the lender repos the car, they are responsible for the insurance coverage.
No, but unless you are paying cash for the vehicle the lender is going to want insurance coverage on the vehicle until it is paid for in case something happens to it. Therefore, the lender is going to want a policy number insuring their vehicle is covered.
from a General AgentYes you can start the policy and pay premium but the actual coverage will commence when you take possession of the vehicle.
You are required to have liability insurance on any vehicle. The lender may require you to have full coverage as a loan condition.
Since you have a loan you should be required by the lender to have full coverage insurance which will pay you the value of the vehicle. With out insurance you are still responsible for repaying the loan no matter what happens to your vehicle. It is not the lenders fault your car was stolen and wrecked...
In general, yes. Usually, finance agreements provide that the borrower will keep the vehicle insured and will show the lender as a "loss payee" on the insurance. This means that the insurance settlement check will be issued with the lender's name on it too, as well as the insured's. The lender is concerned that there arefunds available to pay for the repair of the vehicle in the event of a collision. The lender loaned money on the vehicle based upon its undamaged condition, and will wish that the vehicle retain its value. Therefore, if the borrower has not kept the car insured, the lender will generally obtain "single interest" collision coverage, which will protect its interest in the collateral as discussed above. The cost of that insurance is initially paid by the lender, but charged back to the borrower by an additional amount added to the loan balance.
IF you plan on getting it back, dont drop it. If you're NOT getting it back, drop ASAP. The lender has coverage. Good answer. If you can't afford to get the car back, drop the insurance. You should not have coverage on the vehicle that is not longer in your possession. Let the lender assume the responsibility. Why pay for something you don't have anymore?
The loan could be called due in full; and, if not paid, the vehicle could be repossessed. But usually notice will be first provided, requesting proof of reinstatement of insurance coverage. The lender of the funds used to purchase a vehicle asks for a number of terms when offering a loan to a prospective borrower. The purchased vehicle is the collateral, or security, for the loan. Lenders reduce their risk, making the whole auto loan business possible, by reserving the right to take possession and ownership of the vehicle should the borrower default, or stop paying. One of the conditions the lender almost always places on the borrower is the requirement that the borrower insure the vehicle with "comprehensive" insurance at a level that protects the lender's investment in case of vehicle loss or damage. A lien in favor of the lender, recorded on the title, legally protects the lender. When the insurance is written on a vehicle purchased with an auto loan, the terms usually provide that payment upon a vehicle loss goes first to the lender. Thus the lender has and has record of a potential obligation to the lender. So when the policy holder stops paying, the insuror will usually notify the lender that coverage is no longer in effect. The lender will then likely notify the borrower that he/she must immediately reinstate insurance coverage and provide proof thereof. If proof of insurance is not quickly sent, the lender can consider the borrower to be in default of the loan terms, even though loan payments are continued. Depending on the specific terms of the loan agreement, the lender can call in the loan, requiring immediate and full payment--payment of the entire outstanding principal. Repossession could follow a refusal to pay.
Yes, if you don't have full coverage insurance the collateral is in jeopardy. In other words if you were to total your car the lender has no collateral.
Liability Insurance, or Rather Financial Responsibility are required by Law. Comprehensive and collision insurance is required by the terms of your finance contract with the lender. Failure to comply with the terms of your purchase contract can result in the following 1. Forced place coverage by the lender, which is much more expensive than buying the coverage yourself. The amount will be added to your finance note 2. Vehicle Repossesion by the lender. Failure to maintain your lender required coverage is a defaulting breach of your purchase contract.
Yes. If you are making payments to a car lender, you are generally REQUIRED to insure the vehicle. If at any point they discover that you are NOT insuring the vehicle, they have every right to force coverage as they have a financial interest in that car.
Auto insurance will cover the theft of your vehicle if you maintain comprehensive coverage. Comprehensive coverage is generally sold in conjunction with collision coverage. However, unless there exists a lender that requires collision/comprehensive coverage, it is usually not mandated by law as it is considered "first-party" coverage (designed to protect the owner only). Comprehensive coverage also applies to the theft of belongings in the vehicle if they were permanently affixed to the vehicle. For example, if you have an after- market stereo system and sub-woofer that is stolen from your vehicle, it is covered under comprehensive coverage. However, if you leave your purse in the car and it is stolen, it is not covered because it is not permanently affixed to the vehicle.