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Bumped my car.

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:01 pm
by Mark.C
Oh well after 30 odd years driving and not having a bump, the inevitable happened. School run and the other car was coming head on so I either went head on or tried to get into the side then I pranged another car and the other moron drove off. Definetly the other driver at fault, but the grandkids were so upset i never got the number as I expected it to stay put. I do the run everyday and I will find it.

Long story short. It needs two new nearside doors, mouldings and a wheel. The doors were creased not badly damaged and the moulding and wheel scratched. But the repairers have it just now and they told me they no longer repair doors it is a complete unit they replace it with. But the hold up will be the hinges as they are on back order and wont be in for another week from Germany.

i truly miss it as they have given me a wee Skoda Fabia. In all honesty you can actually appreciate your car when you step into something else.


Mark

Re: Bumped my car.

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:24 pm
by edgejedi
Hope you are all ok - sorry to hear the news and as for hit and runs....grrr!

Re: Bumped my car.

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:23 pm
by Ken_A
So sorry to hear of your problems. These hit and run drivers are what make our insurance premiums so high. it makes you so angry that they cannot face up to what they've done. As long as you are all OK.

Re: Bumped my car.

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:57 pm
by Carpfisher
Hope your all ok fella not surprising the car that caused you to take evasive action did not stop when my Grandland comes will fit a dash cam. Feel your frustration.

Re: Bumped my car.

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:30 am
by Mark.C
Cheers folk. Yes we were all ok. The annoying thing is it was booked in the next day to get a dash am wired in,sods law.

The repairers opened my eyes to things. In that nowadays companies are now replacing panels/doors and not using skins. Looks like my premium next year will be going skyward.

Re: Bumped my car.

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:15 pm
by Mark.C
Got my car back today after two weeks in the workshop. All I can say is aaahhhhhhhh luxury,that Skoda was hellish.

They have done a great job on it it looks stunning.

Re: Bumped my car.

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:59 am
by Carpfisher
I'm glad your Grandland has been repaired and your happy with the repairs carried out. Enjoy.

Re: Bumped my car.

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:09 am
by Ken_A
Glad you've got your car back. I think most body shops do a great job these days. My dealer has its own body shop and I've had work done by them on one of my Astra's and it was like new. Have you got that dashcam fitted? Enjoy your car.

Re: Bumped my car.

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:03 pm
by Mark.C
It definitely looks like new Ken. Dashcam all fitted and wired in.