RadcliffeCarAuctions.co.ukOn Wednesday I was driving along in my faithful old Megane when I experienced a braking mishap and crunched into the car in front of me. We were both able to continue until there was a layby - maybe a couple of hundred metres. Neither the other driver or I were hurt, although we were both a bit shocked. We took pictures and exchanged details, and then she drove off, whilst I awaited the AA. After paying for the MOF, four new tyres, and a new Starter motor, road tax last week, and other things, I was less than happy.
AA repair guy took one look and said it would need Relay. Fair enough, so I sort out where I want to taken. After waiting rather a long time the Relay guy turns up, and examines the damage. Despite being a low speed impact the front end was extensively crumpled - and he expressed the opinion that it was a write off. But he did recover it the the place I used to get it repaired.
I phoned the insurer yesterday morning and talked through everything, they will deal with recovery and scrappage. The guy on the phone suggested a value of £800, of course they is the issue of the £250 excess. He also suggested that they will keep the policy open so a replacement vehicle can go on that account - of course with adjusted premiums. I also hope to get most of the road tax refunded as I only paid it last week.
I am a bit Harry Skinters at the moment, but really do need to have a motor. My brother suggested looking on E-bay. I have never used E-bay for anything, so am not at all sure about using it for looking for a car.
Has anyone got any helpful advice?
Some really cheap cars. Clearly they are not without risk.