Question

Can I rent a car for my grandson to drive?

I would like to rent a car for a few weeks for my grandson to drive while he is home from college. He does not own a car or have insurance. He is turning 19 soon. He did have an accident when he was 16 if that matters. 

Mar 16, 2020 Frisco, TX

Answer
Ross Martin

Mar 16, 2020

It's not likely that any rental company will allow this. Most car rental companies require drivers of their vehicles to be at least 25 years old. As your grandson is not even 19 yet, this isn't likely to work. If he were to drive the car and get and get into an accident, you would likely be held personally responsible for all damages as it is likely that you would have violated the terms of the rental. 

However, if you have a vehicle of your own you could have him added as a driver on your insurance. You could rent the vehicle for yourself in that case and allow him to drive yours. You would just need to make sure that he does not drive the rental and potentially break the terms of the rental contract. 


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