need info about car

mike77
mike77 Member Posts: 879
edited 16. Nov 2013, 11:34 in Community Chit-chat archive
HI All, well I crashed my car , I was coming up behind another car he slowed down I did the same made sure I was not to close to him when bang , got out he did I looked at his car it was fine not a mark he laughed and said my car is ok but I have a tow bar and it looks as it was hit you hit .

He then got in his car and drove of ?????

I got in the car and said to hazel my number plate has a hole and front grill is pushed in , now the grill can be pulled onto clips but the number plate and bar going across it is split so need a new body . but as I get the car changed in two weeks time I am not going to tell mobility until I leave the car in . I am scared of them taking the car away to be fixed leaving me with no car as they did the last time , I might let mobility know when all the appointments for the hospitial are over (only thing is I have one on the day I change the car , as any one handed the car back to the dla when it needs repired ????

Mike R & Hazel &Mike JR

Comments

  • roses1
    roses1 Member Posts: 1,850
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi mike,

    sorry cant answer the questions and sorry to hear about the bump. If you have a hospital appointment on the day you change the car just ask the car dealer if you can do it a day later i am sure it would be fine if you explain the hospital appointment. Hope you can get it sorted.

    Rose
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,279
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Mike try not to worry I am sure they have seen it all before, sorry I dont have any advice but I hope it is all resolved then you can get on the rd again...good luck x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Mike, what a shame Hazel didn't write down his number plate because now you have no recourse to claim on his insurance - I am not surprised he drove off, my guess would be he has no insurance and didn't want to get himself into trouble. Twerp. It is very easy to be wise after the event, however, even small bumps can upset you, yes?

    I am no expert on Motability but, in your situation, I would contact your dealer, tell him what has happened (and no matter how one looks at it, if you hit the car in front then you are at fault :( ) and see what he says. Leasing a car is very different to being the owner and you don't need to fall foul of the rules. Telling them now may also be useful to you if the other driver suddenly presents a case for whiplash, a very popular scam over on this side of the water. DD
  • numptynora
    numptynora Member Posts: 782
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Mike, oh dear, I really think you need to tell mobility, if you give it back damaged you will a) lose your bonus at the end of the term and b) get into trouble for not telling them, They know how these things happen and are very sympathetic, if you tell them then your conscious is clear. good luck
  • mike77
    mike77 Member Posts: 879
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi all , going to phone mobility now hope they say its ok bring the car in on two weeks time we will look at it then and tell you of the payment plan last time it was £48.00 a month and that cost me £1000.00 now I look out for tow bars and make sure the first thing I take down is the number plate

    Mike R & Hazel & Mike JR
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Definitely report to motability and see if they can provide you with another car for the 2 weeks because you have appointments booked. I'd be honest about it to cover any possible comeback.
  • mike77
    mike77 Member Posts: 879
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I phoned mobility and they told me to phone R S A (INSURES) they took down what happened he said you know you were at fault I said yes , he said right just get a new number plate and mobility can deal with the rest when you leave the old car back and you get your new car . they were very nice .

    at the dealer ship were the new car is he told me that the adaptions get fitted next week

    I cant wait

    Mike R & Hazel & Mike JR
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Mike, you have done exactly the right thing so well done to you - that is not too bad an outcome is it? I am hoping to get a new (well, new to me!) car tomorrow, I am excited too! DD
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,279
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Glad its getting sorted for you Mike..it must have been a big worry for you..enjoy your new car when it comes....xx
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,220
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well done Mike

    tow bars are so low down they are easy to miss I think :?

    Glad it's all sorted now and they were understanding :D .

    Now you can look forward to getting your new car
    h010.gif Love

    Toni xxx
  • Colin1
    Colin1 Member Posts: 1,769
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    they will inspect it and bill you for the repair
    colin
  • mellman01
    mellman01 Member Posts: 5,303
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Can you get one with proximity automatic braking system?, I know Ford do one.
  • mike77
    mike77 Member Posts: 879
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Colin1 wrote:
    they will inspect it and bill you for the repair
    colin
    waiting to hear from them how much it will be I think it might be £1000.00
  • mike77
    mike77 Member Posts: 879
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    mellman01 wrote:
    Can you get one with proximity automatic braking system?, I know Ford do one.
    What is proximity automatic braking system????
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,220
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sounds good Mike - I reckon it stops the car before it hits anything :shock:

    I think we'd all benefit from it

    Love

    Toni xxx