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    • AntoBrow
    • By AntoBrow 12th Apr 18, 7:44 PM
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    Wing Mirror Replacement
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    • 12th Apr 18, 7:44 PM
    Wing Mirror Replacement 12th Apr 18 at 7:44 PM
    Hi,

    Today a delivery driver in a white van damaged my wing mirror and my scratch the side of my car. Took all his details etc so I can report it to my insurance company but I'm concerned about doing this.

    I'm 32 but a new driver and I've only had the car for 1 month and I'm worried that claiming on the insurance may cause my insurance to go up. I've been told by different people to just get it repaired but unsure of what is the best option.

    Can anyone give me some advice?

    Regards
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    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 12th Apr 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 8:14 PM
    Hi,

    Today a delivery driver in a white van damaged my wing mirror and my scratch the side of my car. Took all his details etc so I can report it to my insurance company but I'm concerned about doing this.

    Regards
    Originally posted by AntoBrow
    It will be expensive either way. If you are going to do it properly, you need to report it to the police too.

    • jlemaitre
    • By jlemaitre 12th Apr 18, 8:32 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 8:32 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 8:32 PM
    As above, But more importantly you've not told us what car its is, year and model. Some cars are very easy to swap wing mirrors over and cost a small sum of money. Are the scratches deep, a MOP can get thinner scratches out.
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 12th Apr 18, 9:18 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 9:18 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 9:18 PM
    It will be expensive either way. If you are going to do it properly, you need to report it to the police too.
    Originally posted by sevenhills
    Why involve the police?

    No one is injured and all details have been exchanged.
    • marlot
    • By marlot 12th Apr 18, 10:02 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 10:02 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 10:02 PM
    I haven't seen a wing mirror in years :-)

    When I clipped the door mirror recently, the replacement was 600 + painting!!!!!
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 12th Apr 18, 11:23 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 11:23 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 11:23 PM
    I haven't seen a wing mirror in years :-)

    When I clipped the door mirror recently, the replacement was 600 + painting!!!!!
    Originally posted by marlot
    Perhaps they charged you double for being such a pedant?
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 13th Apr 18, 9:40 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 9:40 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 9:40 AM
    Today a delivery driver in a white van damaged my wing mirror and my scratch the side of my car. Took all his details etc so I can report it to my insurance company but I'm concerned about doing this.
    You REPORT the incident to your insurance company but you CLAIM from the van driver, if you have his insurance details as you intimate above.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 13th Apr 18, 11:22 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 11:22 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 11:22 AM
    Depends on the car and age of car. I replaced some door mirrors on a 206 years ago more than once, I used to get them off eBay for around 20-30. Five minutes to fit.
    • datostar
    • By datostar 13th Apr 18, 3:43 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 3:43 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 3:43 PM
    It will be expensive either way. If you are going to do it properly, you need to report it to the police too.
    Originally posted by sevenhills
    Not if there's no injuries and they've exchanged details.
    • AntoBrow
    • By AntoBrow 13th Apr 18, 5:18 PM
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    Hi all,

    It's a Ford Fiesta Zetec 2016.

    Not sure if there is any need to report this to the police.

    Didn't get the insurance details but I have spoken with the company the driver works for so it shouldn't be a problem to get this.

    The scratch is pretty deep, I think it's about 3-4mm deep.

    Still unsure of whether to go with my insurance company or just sort out between me and the company.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 13th Apr 18, 5:47 PM
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    Hi all,

    It's a Ford Fiesta Zetec 2016.

    Not sure if there is any need to report this to the police.

    Didn't get the insurance details but I have spoken with the company the driver works for so it shouldn't be a problem to get this.

    The scratch is pretty deep, I think it's about 3-4mm deep.

    Still unsure of whether to go with my insurance company or just sort out between me and the company.
    Originally posted by AntoBrow
    That aint a scratch, it's a gouge.
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