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Car Insurance Excess - how does it work?
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Old 24-02-2008, 7:15 AM
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Default Car Insurance Excess - how does it work?

Without too many details, my freelander had an attempted break in yesterday whilst i was in a shop. Drivers side passenger window smashed, lock busted and attemped to lift handle off car so drivers door panel badly damaged.

Insured fully comp with LV, policy states excess of 250 for theft or attempted. My policy also has a 60 pound windscreen excess.

My question is a general one, as i've never had to do this before. Would the 250 for theft excess cover all damage caused, or would i generally have to also pay the 60 pound glass excess. IMO it's all as a result of attempted theft and should be covered by the 250 excess only, but i'm not sure how insurance companies tend to work.

At present i've been forced to pay the 60 to autoglass who will be coming to temporarily repair today, but if possible i plan to charge this back to LV as part of the 250.

Many thanks for any help (i know it's dependant on insurer, just after personal opinions and experience)
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Old 24-02-2008, 9:07 AM
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Should just be the one excess (or at least thats how we used to do it in 94 when I left claims).
You could ask the insurers to adjust the excess you pay the bodyshop down to 190. This is paid when you collect the vehicle.
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Old 24-02-2008, 12:14 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's still the same - you just need to pay the remainder to the body shop as all the damage was result was caused a single incident

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