How to Remove a Cosigner from Your Car Loan

You may need to remove a cosigner from your car loan if your cosigner can no longer make payments or if you want to refinance your loan.

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A cosigner is someone who agrees to be responsible for repaying a loan if the borrower is unable to do so. Cosigners are often used when people are trying to get a loan with bad credit or no credit history. If you have good credit, you may not need a cosigner.

If you have a cosigner on your car loan and you want to remove them, there are a few things you can do. You can try to refinance the loan, get a new loan, or make extra payments to pay off the loan faster.

Removing a cosigner from your car loan can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. With some effort, you should be able to find a way to do it.

Reasons for Removing a Cosigner

There are a few reasons why you might want to remove a cosigner from your car loan:

-You no longer need a cosigner. This could be because your credit score has improved or because you’ve been making regular, on-time payments.
-Your cosigner is no longer willing or able to be responsible for the loan.
-Your relationship with the cosigner has changed and you no longer want them to be involved in your financial life.

Whatever your reason for wanting to remove a cosigner, it’s important to know that it’s not always easy to do. And, even if you are successful in removing a cosigner, there could be some negative consequences. Here’s what you need to know before you try to remove a cosigner from your car loan.

How to Remove a Cosigner

It is rare that you will find a lender who will allow you to remove a cosigner from your car loan. In most cases, you will need to refinance the loan in order to have the cosigner removed. However, there are a few things that you can do in order to try and get the cosigner removed. This section will cover all of the steps that you need to take in order to remove a cosigner from your car loan.

Step One: Request a Release of Liability from Your Lender

If you have a good payment history and your cosigner no longer meets the lender’s credit criteria, you may be able to have them removed. The first step is to contact your lender and request a cosigner release or “cosigner release form.”

Your lender will likely require that you meet certain criteria before they will agree to release your cosigner. For example, you may need to make a certain number of on-time monthly payments, have a satisfactory credit score, or prove that you have the income necessary to afford the loan payments on your own.

Once you have met the lender’s requirements, they will send you a “release of liability” form for you and your cosigner to sign. This form legally releases your cosigner from responsibility for repaying the loan, and once it has been signed and returned to the lender, they will remove the cosigner from the loan agreement.

Step Two: Get the Cosigner to Agree to the Release of Liability

The first step in removing a cosigner from your car loan is to get the cosigner to agree to the release of their liability. To do this, you’ll need to contact your lender and request a “cosigner release.” This is a formal document that states that the cosigner agrees to be released from their liability on the loan. In most cases, the lender will require the cosigner to sign this document in order to process the release.

If the cosigner agrees to the release of liability, you’ll next need to obtain a copy of their driver’s license or other form of identification. The lender will use this information to update their records and remove the cosigner from the loan agreement. Once this has been completed, you’ll be solely responsible for making all future payments on the loan.

Step Three: Remove the Cosigner from Your Auto Insurance Policy

Now that you’ve taken care of the official paperwork to remove the cosigner from your car loan, it’s time to update your insurance policy. If you have joint insurance with the cosigner, you will need to remove them from your policy.

To do this, simply call your auto insurance provider and let them know that you need to remove a cosigner from your policy. They will ask for some information, such as the date of birth and social security number of the cosigner, as well as your policy number. Once they have this information, they will be able to remove the cosigner from your policy.

If you have any questions about removing a cosigner from your car loan or auto insurance policy, please contact us and we would be happy to help!


The process of removing a cosigner from your car loan is called refinancing. You will need to apply for a new loan in your name only and use the equity in your car to secure the loan. The refinancing process can be simple or complex depending on your lender, but it is generally a straightforward process. Be sure to compare rates and terms from multiple lenders before refinancing your car loan.

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