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Car Accident Repair

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Originally Posted On: https://www.autoclaimsassist.co.uk/accident-repair-centre/car-accident-repair/

 

Car accidents are an unfortunate reality of life on the road. But if you find yourself in a car accident, don’t despair. With a little know-how, you can get your car back on the road in no time.

The most important thing after an accident is your safety, once you are safe you can start the process of car accident repair.

Non Fault Car Accident Repair

After being involved in a non-fault accident, the last thing you want to be dealing with is the complications with repairing of your car.

An accident management company can manage your accident repairs, and your entire claim from the recovery stage to claiming for your losses and personal injury.

This is at absolutely no cost to you.

At Auto Claims Assist, we have a repair centre of over 400+ BSI Kitemark Accredited Repair Garages.

Our entire Accident Repair Centre Network provide only manufacturer-approved parts and manufacturer-approved paints, ensuring your vehicle is repaired to it’s intended standard.

The entire time your car is off the road, we can supply you with a like-for-like replacement vehicle, meaning you wont be without a car of your needs.

If The Accident Wasn’t Your Fault…

Auto Claims Assist is the most beneficial first contact after a non-fault accident.

Reasons to choose our service:

No cost to you
No insurance excess to pay
No effect on your No Claims
Dedicated claims handler
Like-for-like replacement
400+ Repair network
Manufacturer-approved
FCA Regulated

 

 

Insurance Company Repair & Courtesy Car

Most people think phoning your insurance is the most beneficial thing to do after a non fault accident, however this is not the case.

Phoning your insurance may result in paying your excess, losing your no claims, and having little control, if any, over your repairs.

Going through your own insurance company will likely result in them attempting to save money with an insurer-approved repair. This results in a high potential for Non-Genuine Parts being used and non qualified technicians performing the repair.

  • Non-manufacturer approved parts may not meet safety standards.
  • Non-manufacturer approved parts may not be compatible with your vehicle and can cause further problems down the line which you will have to deal with.
  • Vehicle warranty may be voided if manufacturer approved parts are not used.

It’s even been known for insurer-approved repair garages to use used parts during the repair to save money (this can depend on the insurance company and cover you taken out).

Insurance companies usually supply you with a very basic courtesy car like a Ford Ka, Kia Picanto, or Nissan Micra. Some insurance companies will supply a courtesy car until your car is repaired, others have a limit (14 – 21 days is most popular).

If your insurance has a ‘subject to availability’ clause in your policy, you may not even get a courtesy car if one isn’t available.

 

BSI Kitemark Accredited Repair Garages

An accident repair network is a group of independent centres and garages that have been quality approved and are required to meet a high-industry standard.

The Auto Claims Assist repair centre network is required to meet and maintain a BSI Kitemark accreditation.

We take pleasure in providing you with assurance that your car will be repaired correctly the first time. Replacement parts are genuine items, and repair technicians have received adequate training.

Our workshops are equipped with the very latest equipment to ensure that modern vehicles are serviced and repaired to manufacturer’s specifications.

We provide the highest quality of repair for thousands of customers, all year round. It is how we have been able to maintain our ‘Excellent’ rating on TrustPilot.

Body Shop & Car Repair Services

There are many ways car accidents can occur, some of the most popular being side impact collisions, rear end collisions, head on collisions and car park accidents.

A damaged car after an accident needs immediate and thorough attention in order to make it safe to drive again.

Some of the most frequent services our bodyshops provide after an accident are:

  • Paint Repair
    Our repair network provide you with high quality repairs to your paintwork using only manufacturer-approved paints, helping prevent rust issues down the line.
  • Body Panel Replacement
    Not only do body panels give your car a pleasing appearance, but they also play an important role in your cars function.
  • Wheel Repair & Alignment
    After less serious collisions, wheel alignment is usually one of the first repairs to be made. A good alignment will guarantee that your car drives smoothly and the suspension functions appropriately.
  • Bumper Repair
    Bumpers are designed to absorb damage, after an accident they may be dinted, scratched or cracked.
  • Dent Repair / Paintless Dent Removal
    Along with being unpleasant to look at, major dents can cause further mechanical problems if not fixed correctly.
  • Glass Replacement
    Your vehicle’s safety is dependent on the quality of your glass replacement. Using inexpensive, non-manufacturer approved glass might have a detrimental impact on your car’s structure and security.
  • Tyre Replacement
    Tyre health is usually ignored in the UK, tyres are the only contact that your car has with the road, having efficient tyres is crucial to preventing another car accident.
  • Headlights
    If your headlights were destroyed in an accident, our experienced repairers will replace them to the highest standards.

Average Costs Of Car Repairs

More than a third have been involved in an accident in the last five years, according to a poll of 2,000 drivers by Moneysupermarket.

The average cost of repairs following these crashes was £415, based on the feedback from motorists who had paid for their motors to be fixed or made a claim on their insurance and paid excess charges.

A quarter said the damage was minimal enough for them not to want to risk increasing their premiums by making a claim, covering the garage charges for their cars to be rectified out of their own pockets.

If you are not at fault for your accident – you shouldn’t have to fork out of your own pocket to save your insurance premiums rising.

We work by claiming 100% of the costs back from the at fault party, saving you time & money, while keeping your no claims bonus through your insurance company.

 

Non Fault Accident Claim

To make a non fault claim with Auto Claims Assist you must be sure you are 100% not at fault.
If you are unsure, read more about how to prove a car accident wasn’t your fault.

If you were at fault for the accident, the best thing to do is contact your insurance company and start a claim.

If the accident wasn’t your fault, phone us on 0330 128 1407 for advice on how we can assist.
Or, if you’d prefer to email, contact us at [email protected]

Using an accident management company eliminates the unnecessary stress you will be feeling after an accident.

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