How To Make Sure You Get A Hire Car If Your Car Is Smashed Up
If you happen to be involved in an accident, it is important to know you have a hire car available during the vehicle repairs. The last thing you should have to do is spend money out of pocket simply because someone ran a red light or hit you from behind, both of which was not your fault.
There are many ways to make sure you have a rental car available to you at no cost, especially when there are panel beaters involved with your car that will require your vehicle for more than a 24 hour period. Having the panels repaired might take several days, if not a bit longer, so you need to make sure you have access to a vehicle in the meantime.
Many different insurance policies have a rental car facility built directly into the coverage. However, you do need to look into this to see what kind of rental vehicle you have access to, how long you have access to the vehicle and what kind of stipulations there are to the rental agreement. For starters, it is should clearly state if you have access to a provided rental car or not in the documentation of the insurance coverage. If it doesn’t, chances are you don’t have this cover in place and are going to have to pay for a rental.
Additionally, inside the paperwork it should clearly state how long you have access to the rental car for. Most insurance providers are going to put a limit on the length of time you have a rental car and the amount of money the car can cost. Usually, this limits you to the smallest, least expensive rental available. The problem with this is if you live need to drive on unpaved roads, or if you are on the taller side and need more leg room, or if you have a family and need more seats, this is not going to do you much good. In fact, you’ll probably still have to pay out of your pocket in order to upgrade the vehicle, and if the panel beaters repair takes longer than a few days, you are going to end up shelling out potentially a few hundred dollars, even though the insurance ‘covers’ the rental vehicle as part of your insurance policy.
A good repair company is going to offer you a rental vehicle at no charge to you. Panel Beaters know how difficult it is to be without access to a car, as your entire life could possibly turn upside down, forcing you to take the bus or other forms of public transportation to work, school and the grocery store, all of which are not always on time. Worst of all, if you do not live on a bus line you might have to walk a considerable distance to reach one. If the repair facility is any good, it is going to offer you these options without a cost to you at all.
One of the best panel repair services in the region is PJ’s Panels. Here, you’ll receive expert repairs by fully certified and trained professionals, all to ensure your vehicle is returned to its factory specifications. After all, just because you’re involved in an accident doesn’t mean you should have to deal with an inferior vehicle. At PJ’s Panels, you don’t just receive expert care of your vehicle though, you also receive exceptional personal service as well. PJ’s provides you with a rental car, free of charge, as they know just how difficult it is without a car. While you are more than welcome to accept what your insurance company gives you, should the coverage be less than desirable, PJ’s Panels is able to help you out.
On top of the free loaner car service available to you, PJ’s Panels also tows your vehicle to the workshop and gives you a ride home, so instead of having the vehicle moved from one location to the other, all at your expense, PJ’s does it all for you. You also receive cash back on excess of $250 on the insurance policy, all simply for selecting PJs for your business. You’ll also find a full legal team available from third party services on site, so if you have been involved in an accident at no fault of your own, you can talk with the legal team in order to make sure you receive all the necessary services and assistance you might need to receive proper retribution and payments for the repairs, missing work and other emotional damage.
While nobody ever hopes to be involved in a car accident, if you are it’s very important to use only the best services available to you. This way, the repairs performed on your car will all be top of the line. So, should you and your vehicle need assistance, make sure to call PJ’s Panels at 1300 545 363. You’ll receive all the professional assistance you need.
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