How to Handle Test Drives When Selling Your Car
Test drives, accidents and theft. Find out how you are covered when selling your used car to a private buyer.
Q. If I advertise to sell my car myself and someone asks to take a test drive, what do I do? Should I ask to see their driver’s license and proof of auto insurance? What happens if the driver has an accident?
A. More and more people are selling their cars themselves. You’re smart to want to protect yourself. If a potential buyer asks to test drive your car, ask to see a copy of his or her driver’s license to check that it’s valid. Your MetLife Auto & Home® auto policy will cover you in the event of an accident—whether you’re driving your car or someone else is driving the car with your permission. (See your policy for exact details.) In any case, always keep your personal safety in mind. If a buyer makes you feel uncomfortable, cut the visit short. Take a cell phone with you. Plan the route that you’ll take in advance, then accompany the buyer as a passenger during the test drive. We wish you luck selling your car.