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Are they milking it?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by rahzal, 19 Jun 2006.

  1. rahzal


    Joined: 31 Dec 2004

    Posts: 484

    over a month ago my stupid stupid neigbour across the road backed into my car.
    Now its been at the garage jus over 3 weeks and i phoned them up again today and they said it would be the end of this week. Do garages take longer because its an insurance job?. I understand theres alot of body work to do but a month seems crazy.
  2. Will Gill


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 56,217

    Location: Cornwall & Sail.Number: GBR 3936


    hope you have a sweet replacement car :p
  3. Matt82


    Joined: 13 Mar 2004

    Posts: 16,600

    i hope that its a courtesy car and not a hire car. if the third party;'s insurer decide that the repairer have been unreasonable, the bill for the hire will ultimately end up on your doorstep. ive had so many third party drivers thinking they were fleecing the system by driving about in a replacement car for 2 months because they wouldnt decide to settle on a total loss payment, only then to be landed with the hire bill
  4. Matt82


    Joined: 13 Mar 2004

    Posts: 16,600

    you should let the insurance company who is paying know otherwise it can get sticky
  5. gc123

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Dec 2002

    Posts: 1,248

    last time i took a works van into the bodyshop, it took 5 weeks to get it authorised, in the end i had to tell the insurance company i would pay and claim back plus expenses, before they got there finger out.
    the reason in the end was that the third party who hit me and admitted fault, had a change of heart when there insurance spoke to them. shame they forgot the witnesses. :D :D