What Should I Do ?
Know Your Rights : The Insurance policy holder has the legal right to choose where their vehicle is repaired after an accident. This has been agreed between the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The most important thing in your car is YOU !
There are many parts that make up a modern motor car, At Hardings ARC we only fit genuine manufacturers spare parts as ther are some parts that just can't be replaced.......You deserve to know your rights. Unfortunately accidents do happen and even the most careful drivers cannot always avoid the hazards of the open road.Your car is a testamant to the enormous technical advances that have been made over the past decades.
Genuine parts are integral to ensuring the quality and safetyof your car. Safety is the prime reasonfor using the parts that were made by the people that made the car. We will make sure that your car is as safe after the repair is completed as it was before the accident occurred and just as good looking. Would you expect a car repaired with non genuine, pattern parts to hold the same value as a car repaired using the genuine article ? Neither will the dealer when you come to trade it in. Your Warranty may also become invalid if non genuine parts are used.
The final choice of where your car is repaired is yours. Many Insurance companies will try to convince you that the best place to take your car is their own bodyshop or one approved by them, why ? Because they want to control the cost and the repair methods. Make sure that your car is repaired correctly, not cheaply !
It is Your Legal Right to Choose, Use that Choice Wisely !