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A local garage has had my 2009 Volvo S40 for 8 weeks trying to resolve a misfire so I can claim the cost from Warrantywise. They have had my car for so long that I am considering cutting my losses and...
I have a heavily modified 2012 Volkswagen Golf with all modifications declared to my insurer. In February 2018 I had an accident, which was my fault. It left a nice dent in the nearside wing and cracked...
I hired a van to move house, but I'm now being charged for a replacement heated windscreen because of a 7mm x 3mm stone chip (which I believe could have been repaired). I was told when collecting the vehicle...
My wife’s car was struck by a metal object which came from an open lorry going in the opposite direction. The damage was estimated at £1600. We contacted the police but there was no CCTV coverage. Our...
My 2010 Nissan Juke developed a major gearbox problem (CVT) which would cost over £4000 to repair. The car is unsafe now, and I've since seen on the internet that this is not uncommon. I've been in contact...
I'm a 60 year old IAM F1RST and ROSPA Gold qualified driver. Whist driving my daughters car to work, I was T-boned by a vehicle with a cloned reg plate that didn't give way on a major junction. The police...
I bought a 2014 Audi A3 S-Line from Norwich Audi, they delivered it to me in Coventry, sight unseen and from the day I received the car it had an unusual noise coming from the engine. They directed me...
I was involved in a car accident back in April 2017. It happened on a small stretch of single track road with some passing places, 30mph, three tonne weight limits. I had stopped safely and quickly, the...
What can I do if I don't agree with my insurer's write-off valuation?
I recently had fitted a replacement windscreen on my Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. This was arranged through my insurer's approved suppliers, Autowindscreens, to whom I paid my excess of £75.They were told...
 

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