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Why did the sunroof of my car shatter without warning?
Have you come across many cases of sunroofs shattering for no apparent reason whilst driving? This happened to my 2015 Renault Megane recently. The roof was closed at the time and I was travelling at 50mph - not a hot day. Now faced with bill to replace. Renault not interested in contributing.
A few times, yes. Happened to me twice. It seems to be 'without warning' but it's actually because a stress fracture has set up unnoticed that weakens the glass, then, because it's actually a structural part of the car, running over a speed hump or pothole or anything that flexes the body then shatters the sunroof.
Can my insurer write off my car from an accident that wasn't my fault?
I was rear ended a few weeks back and the other driver has admitted full liability. The damage to my car didn't look too bad and I had someone come out to take some pictures last week. I've had a call today to say my 2009 Renault Megane, probably worth around £5000, with low mileage and a nice body kit on it, has been deemed unworthy of repair. I can't see how the car was deemed unworthy of repair from a few pictures when it was just scratches, a cracked bumper and a broken front splitter. What can I do now? Do I have to accept that this is the case or are they liable to fix my car given that she has admitted full liability?
Firstly, how are you claiming? Are you claiming through your own insurer or directly through the at fault party's insurance? You have different entitlements depending on how you make a claim. Your "lawful" entitlement for the loss you have sustained is here :http://fenchurchlaw.co.uk/coles-v-hetherton-implications-fr-recovery-actions/
Your best way to claim when it is not your fault, is to claim through an FCA regulated claims management company, or through a solicitor. Claiming through your own insurer or through the other parties insurer directly has it's pros and cons. Through your insurer, you are bound by contract but can complain through the Financial Ombudsman if you're not happy. If you claim through the at fault insurer directly, you have no contract and are not bound by any agreement. They should, but don't always, offer you your full lawful entitlement outlined above. Should things go wrong, you have no entitlement to complain to the FOS when dealing with the at fault insurer directly. The first point to make is do not agree to anything at this point. What is it you want? Do you want your car repairing or for it to be dealt with as total loss if you get the best settlement? Whom ever you are dealing with, ask them for a copy of their engineers report, or "their engineers version of their Audatex report", and if the repair costs are less than the market value, you can insist on it being repaired.
Is £7000 a fair price for a 2013 Renault Megane GT 1.5 DCI with 67,000 miles?
I'm looking to purchase a 2013 Renault Megane GT 1.5 DCI. It has 67,000 miles on the clock and looks in good condition. What are potential problems, and is it worth £7000?
It's nearly 4 years old, up on the miles, needs a new timing belt, tensioner, waterpump and aux belt (about £500). £6000 would be fairer. Megane good and bad: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/renault/megane-2008/?section=good
Does the timing belt on an 80,000+ miles Renault Megane need changed?
I'm purchasing a 2012 Renault Megane that has done 81, 589 miles. Does the timing belt need changed?
Yes: timing belt, tensioner, waterpump and aux belt (because if the aux belt is not also replaced it can snap and take the timing belt off its unprotected bottom pulley). About £500 + VAT.