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April 2, 2019 by Not My Fault
Life is full of surprises. However, not all of them are pleasant ones. A car accident, for example, is not the type of surprise you’d want to have, right? But what if it happens to you? Imagine how costly and inconvenient it would be to have to go for days without a car because yours is in the repair shop. If the accident was not your fault, you will be glad to know that you are entitled to an accident replacement car you can use until your car is back up and working again. So, how do you go about finding the right company to provide you with one? Here are some things you need to consider:
Accessible over the phone or on a website
When you need a car immediately, it would be nice if the provider can be reached easily. Their phone line must be clear and there should be someone available to answer on the other end. Find one that has a website where you can send a message and arrange a replacement car too.
Offers zero excess insurance and requires no bond
It is normal to worry that you might incur charges or that a bond will be required of you when you drive the replacement car provided. Zero excess insurance makes sure that you won’t. Accident replacement cars are paid for by the at-fault insurance company.
Brings the car right to where you are
If an accident is not your fault, it wouldn’t be right for you to commute or walk just to get a replacement vehicle. Find a provider that will deliver it to the repair shop where your car is, to the place where you work, the site of the accident, or your residence.
Provides a similar vehicle to the car you own
Some providers make the decision on what car to provide you with. Find one that provides a similar car to the one involved in the accident. If you were driving a 4WD, you should get a 4WD. If you were driving a truck, you should get a truck. Even if you were driving a luxury car, you should get a similar one. This way, your lifestyle would not be affected or limited.
Do your research well when finding a company that provides accident replacement vehicles. Make sure that they provide everything mentioned above. You deserve the convenience of having a car while the damaged one is being fixed.
March 13, 2019 by Not My Fault
If you’ve been involved in an accident and your car has been damaged, you face significant disruption to your life. If you were not at fault, then why should you suffer the loss of your car? While the vehicle is out of action, you should have access to a replacement vehicle – and the responsible party’s insurance should bear the cost.
A courtesy car for the victim of an accident
Vehicles are complex machines filled with delicate parts. When they are damaged in an accident, it can take several days – and sometimes weeks – to source the right parts and complete the repairs. During that time, you are essentially stranded!
Cars are a lifeline for many people. They take you shopping, to work, and on the school run. They assist people who have limited mobility, people who care for relatives, and people who have voluntary commitments. It doesn’t matter whether you live in the city or out in the sticks: cars represent independence and they are completely essential for many people’s daily lives.
If someone else is responsible for your car being in the workshop, then you should have a convenient replacement brought directly to you for the whole period it is out of action. What’s more, you shouldn’t have to bear the excess cost: the expense should be charged to the responsible party’s insurance.
Why you need a like for like replacement
Many insurance companies, and auto repair shops, will offer a courtesy car. However, this is often limited to just one or two rental models owned by the company – and these are often unsuitable for the person requesting a car. Our replacement car service makes sure you get a like for like model, every time.
If you use your car for work, you need a ute that fits your tools as well as your own. If you have a family, you need a safe family vehicle with plenty of seats. If you drive a prestige vehicle for work, you need a luxurious replacement. You might not get the exact make and model – but we do everything we can to get you a replacement car just like your own, so you are not inconvenienced.