Things happen when you are on holiday, it is inevitable, but usually, it is something small, like being charged for something you did not have (bread on table in Europe), or having a meal that you did not really enjoy (that was my lunch yesterday), but sometimes it is something really big, like missing a flight, losing luggage, but since we drove here that has not happened, but this did…
Yes, on Tuesday something hit my bumper, stoved it in and scratched and cracked the bodywork below the lights and took the trim off from around the driver’s side wheel. So needless to say, I was not a happy bunny.
Even though it does not look like much it will cost thousands of pounds to get back to new as apart from the new parts including the front bodywork and bumper moulding, the paintwork needs doing, body clips need replacing, everything needs realigning. I spoke to my insurance yesterday and they said they would sort it out and I only have to pay my excess which came as a relief. My car is a Nissan X-Trail T32 2017, so only 1 year and 5 months old, so I am sure you could imagine how pissed off I was with it, but what can you do.
Back in 2009 I had just bought a Peugeot Sports and had it all of a week when someone went the wrong way in my work carpark and tore the whole back end off it. Luckily there were witnesses and van driver who did it was working at the office next door. I gave the insurance all the details and the witnesses contacted them too, but the guy denied it all, even though his red paint matched that all over my car. The insurance fixed it and went after him as they had lots of evidence, but he denied it all the way to the end, his insurance buckled and paid out in the end.
Oh well, onwards and upwards as the saying goes.