Garage damaged car

Discussion in 'Driving/Incidents/Roadrage' started by Tan, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Tan

    Tan MB Enthusiast

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    Hi

    My brothers car has been damaged by the dealer (not MB). Basically the driver taking it for a clean, hit a low bollard and has damaged the lower sill and door area, apparently about £7k of damage.

    Although the dealer is having the car repaired without any quibbles, I am concerned what this sort of damage could have been done to the chassis and what effect will it have on the drivability of the car and its future value.

    Apart from a full geometry check, what else can we do to ensure the car come back the way it went to them.

    Regards

    Tan
     
  2. grober

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    An independent engineers report before and after the repair which you would have to pay for.
     
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  3. jaymanek

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    Yes id get it independently inspected and a full geometry check done by someone like WIM after. Some of these insurance body shops are diabolical.
     
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    A lot depends on what happened :

    If it was a low speed scrape along the bollard then damage is likely only to panels and not structural .

    If there was any speed involved and the car got a good 'ding' then structural damage is possible .

    You could ask garage to buy car from you at pre accident value - or offer a really good trade in deal since they were at fault .
     

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