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My van failed its MoT a few days ago, so I’ve been doing the work myself to get it passed. I finished it today, but as I let it back off the jack it started rolling forwards and hit a parked car. I wasn’t...
Following an accident, my car has substantial damage to a rear wing, wheel and suspension components. The insurer's suggested repairer will not repair the car. They say there was a previous repair and...
I have a three-door 1997 Toyota RAV4, which I've owned since 1999. The subframe needs welding, plus a few other bits. It will cost around £800. Would you consider it worthwhile? I do about 3000 miles a...
I recently had an accident and my car went to a garage for repairs. I made sure a asked for a copy of the document that showed my car with no other damage and with 3/4 of a tank of petrol. When I collected...
I'm interested in buying an accident-damaged car to repair. The car hasn't been written off, but the guys selling it (and others cars) buy their cars direct from a particular insurance company. Apparently,...
I recently had a front end collision with a tree in the snow. No other parties were involved and no personal injuries were sustained. I damaged front offside lights, bumper, wing, driver's side door and...
I've just had a windscreen chip repaired. It was approximately 10mm in diameter. I hoped it would disappear, but I can still see it from inside and outside of the car. Is this acceptable?
I'm looking to purchase a 2016 BMW 1 Series M Sport, but they are out of my budget. However, I have seen a Category D write off with a front wing replacement. It also has a small dent in the chassis. It...
I recently damaged the front bumper on my brand new car and it needs replacing. Aviva want me to use their recommend repair centre, but they have bad reviews for their work quality. I want to use an alternative...
I wonder if you could advise on an insurance claim situation. Our Audi Q3 was damaged in a car park, whilst I was in the shop. When I returned to my car a gentleman approached and apologise that he had...
 

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