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    Lorry scratched my car in June and drove on without stopping. Noted down license plate. Police found him passed information on to insurer and now 8 months later still no refund of my £450 access and insurer isn't bothered to do anything. Calling them every two weeks for an update and all I get are lame excuses. Have NCP but one more accident and it's gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Why did you tell the insurance in the first place?

    Always keep insurance out of it unless you absolutely have to.

    Allegedly I ran into the back of a car once and paid for the damage to their car and mine. I pointed out they could go through insurance - but the damage was probably less than the excess. They moaned, God knows why, however accepted it.
    You wouldn't get away with that now, there'd be an army of ambulance chasers involved, with their whiplash claims and God knows what else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren_Test View Post
    Hi All

    I recently involved in a road 'incident' where by car's bonnet got opened while driving and windshield got smashed and bonnet damaged (no other car involved). I was having a perfect driving history with 10 years + NCB. But looks like this incident ruined all that!! I didn't had NCB protected. This incident happened 10 miles away from my home so definitely I didn't keep my bonnet open from home.

    What are the options I have..?? My car is under repair with garage arranged by my insurance firm.

    Q1. Since this is an incident not caused by my fault can I still have by NCB intact..? If so what I need to prove it is not my fault..? Should I get my car manufacturer involved as well..?? How could I get them to take some responsibility as it was caused by a fault in car. My car was regularly serviced by mail dealer as well.

    Q2. My insurer asked me to pay the excess and remaining cost will be covered by them. Will they allow me to keep my NCB intact if I pay the full repair cost..??

    Q3. Damage is mainly to the windscreen and bonnet. Normally windscreen damages will not affect NCB though in this case bonnet also got damaged.

    Q4. I was in the process of selling this car as part exchange for my new car. My worry is due to this incident my car will show in any database as a car involved in an accident..?? and my new car dealer could refuse to accept this as part exchange car..? Mine is not write off - Bonnet an d windshield replacement only.

    Please help if anyone had any experience closer to this and any helpful suggestions ..?? thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WageSlave View Post
    And who are you?
    That's unfair.

    It wasn't his driving at fault but the ability to maintain his car.
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    Most of cars got a security latch after removing that only bonnet can be opened. Toyota Avensis also got that but it seems it failed or due to vibrations bonnet got released.

    New cars like new Merc A class get dash warning if bonnet gets opened while driving.

    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Not necessarily. Speed, road surface, wind, lots of things could have been the final trigger in causing it to fly open. Most car bonnets are heavy enough to stay down if you're driving slowly even if they are not fully closed.

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    Toyota Avensis 2011 model

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    Renault Clio, per chance?

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    If I take courtesy car from body repairer are they going to delay repair so that they can charge insurer for courtesy car for longer..?? Any one had that sort of experience form insurance company's repairers..?? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren_Test View Post
    If I take courtesy car from body repairer are they going to delay repair so that they can charge insurer for courtesy car for longer..?? Any one had that sort of experience form insurance company's repairers..?? thanks
    What happens is the insurance company chooses the cheapest company to do the repair. They send an someone out to authorise the repairs every week or two weeks. The repairs are then done. The repairs are inspected, and if they aren't good enough they are redone.

    This may take the less than the full time you have your courtesy car available to you for or longer. If it takes longer than you have to sort out getting another car.

    The car hire company who provides the courtesy car get less from the insurer than if you hired the car yourself.
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