Wrtten off after small damage

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Wrtten off after small damage

Post by sciroccas » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:41 pm

Hello guys,
Few days ago I was involved in a car accident which is not my fault. That's the first time I have to deal with it and I need your advice what is the best way to go to save my rocco, because insurance campany says that car will be written off :(
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Re: Wrtten off after small damage

Post by the edmundator » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:00 pm

It depends on what category they have put it in, but I expect this is just uneconomical to repair. In that case you should be able to agree to keep the car, usually for a salvage reduction from your payout.

The best way to avoid any hassle in the future is to make sure you have the car insured with agreed value and salvage retention, which all of the classic insurers should offer. Then you would automatically be able to keep the car if it is not deemed to be dangerous to repair.


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Re: Wrtten off after small damage

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:49 pm

As Ed says - that's a salvage retention job all day long.


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Re: Wrtten off after small damage

Post by sciroccas » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:04 am

Thanks for replies. Today third part insurance company offered me £400 without any further investigation and I agreed.
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Re: Wrtten off after small damage

Post by unknownmale » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:20 am

Yeah, that's a decent deal. Can easily get a decent door for that!


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Re: Wrtten off after small damage

Post by Nate » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:33 am

400 seems a bit low for a total loss, even letting you retain the salvage. Bear in mind that now the car has been written off, if you are unlucky enough for it to be written off and it not be repairable, they will normally reduce the layout by up to half


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Re: Wrtten off after small damage

Post by sciroccas » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:17 am

Nate wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:33 am
400 seems a bit low for a total loss, even letting you retain the salvage. Bear in mind that now the car has been written off, if you are unlucky enough for it to be written off and it not be repairable, they will normally reduce the layout by up to half
Sorry I didn't explain it properly. They offered me 400 without any investigations (to avoid written off category) and they didn't even see the damage of the car, I didn' knew that insurance compnies can be that flexible :good:



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Re: Wrtten off after small damage

Post by Jack92 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:50 am

Ive got a door but its grey/silver im afraid. Drop me a PM if its any use


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Re: Wrtten off after small damage

Post by sciroccas » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:40 pm

Jack92 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:50 am
Ive got a door but its grey/silver im afraid. Drop me a PM if its any use
Thanks I'll keep that in mind :thankyou: