A new trend in car ownership is beginning to appear more and more in Burlingame, CA and elsewhere in the state. Where the traditional method of car ownership involves a buyer purchasing a car and owning it for a long period, usually a few years to pay off the related financing, now that paradigm is changing. The new approach essentially allows a person to own a car for just as long as needed, even if just a few months. The owner pays for the car while he or she has it, and then the car can be dropped off with title relinquished and no further payments need be made.
This new approach may seem like a lease, but it doesn’t involve the restrictions that come with a lease program. And unlike a lease, you are the owner of the car. Under the new program, the vehicle gets sold back to be quickly repurchased by someone else for the same terms. The entire service is handled via computer or a phone app, and Burlingame, CA is in the heart of this trend being close to Silicon Valley.
Some might wonder if auto insurance will be denied for a car that a driver won’t be owning that long and might relinquish in a few months instead of a few years. In fact, according to Commercial One Insurance Service, it’s not that big of a deal. Policies are kept in place for the duration that a policyholder needs it or the insurer wants to provide coverage. Typically, this is renewed in cycles of a year or every six months. So regardless of no longer being stuck with a car due to long-term financing commitments, the auto insurance world still generally stays the same. That’s good news for urban drivers looking for far greater flexibility, and Commercial One Insurance Service can help frame the right policy. Give us a call today.