Dad leases car. Adult son falls asleep at wheel and crashes car into tree. Son is not on insurance although was thought to be (dad unwittingly signed a waiver saying son is not to be on policy). Insurance will not cover. Damage is 10k. Lease will be up in half a year. Son does not have money outright to repair damage on his own with genuine parts but does have enough to use aftermarket cheapo parts. We are talking about front end body, hood, some engine. He plans on having it repaired in time to do the lease return.
Is the liability on him to use genuine factory parts or can he get by with using aftermarket? This would cut his cost in half.
He has not reported the accident to the company dad leased it from.