Hiring A Replacement Vehicle After An Accident
Rental vehicles are excellent for holidaying or transporting your belongings between properties – but they also have another crucial use. They are a perfect option if you’re in between cars or your car is being repaired. A temporary replacement vehicle will help you get back on the road in no time.
If you’ve had an accident or are without your car for a period of time, you should consider renting a car whilst yours is off the road or whilst you look to purchase another. This helps to free up time whilst you decide on your next car and means that you can still get on with life as normal. In this blog, we’re going to look at how this works and how it can benefit you.
Why Would I Need to Hire a Car After an Accident
It can be difficult to get back up and running on the road if you’ve had an accident. You might feel that time is against you as responsibilities such as work or children cannot be put on hold. Even still, you will want to make sure that the next car you purchase is of a good standard.
If your policy includes a courtesy car you will usually have the use of this for 14 or 21 days. This depends as per your policy agreement so it may be different. The courtesy car will only be available whilst repairs are being made or until a write-off settlement is agreed. If it’s a right off, you may have to go through the process of finding a replacement.
If your policy doesn’t involve a courtesy car, you will have to find a replacement vehicle asap. This is rare nowadays but some policies do not include a courtesy car. Again, this isn’t a process that should be rushed so hiring a vehicle for a short term can buy you time whilst you make the next move.
If you are at fault for the accident or your car was damaged by an act of nature your insurer may not pay for the rental. Always read and understand your insurance policy so you know exactly what to do if you have an accident. It helps to save valuable time and can make an already stressful process quicker and simpler.
Hiring a Replacement Vehicle With Eurodrive
Eurodrive offer a friendly and supportive service if you have been involved in an accident. Their helpful team understands the stress of a collision and will work with you to make the process as easy as possible.
We have a wide range of replacement vehicles available, including regular and hybrid cars. If your accident is involving a work vehicle we also offer a selection of vans whilst yours is off the road. This ensures that you don’t lose out on any income during the repair or purchase period.
If you’ve experienced an accident and need a vehicle, contact Eurodrive today.