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    Default Bloody hit & run

    Two days away from installing a dashcam, some low life side swipes the wife's car while it was parked.

    Oh and we're also looking for new car insurance. Allianz want to double the premium if we make a claim.

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    Try Woolworths car insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychlone View Post
    ...some low life side swipes the wife's car while it was parked.

    Similar thing happened to my daughter - someone backed into her car. Apparently they didn't realise what had happened. Or at least that is the only explanation I can see as to why they forgot to leave their details ...

    Makes you very very mad.

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    I was hit and run whilst driving! That was a bitter pill to swallow, exacerbated by the assessor bluntly suggesting the roof was already kinked and screen already broken before the event!

    Can't recommend GIO car insurance either, because I self-repaired they halved my vehicles insured sum.

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    personally, i view car park dings as part of owning a car, and really not worth worrying about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander View Post
    personally, i view car park dings as part of owning a car, and really not worth worrying about.
    Perhaps it depends on how you define "car park ding". In the case of my daughter's car; a) it was parked in the street b) the other party backed into her breaking the indicator light and denting the full length of the front mudguard. And then the they drove off.

    Is that something you would not worry about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander View Post
    personally, i view car park dings as part of owning a car, and really not worth worrying about.
    You are very generous I sort of don't like it because it costs me $500.- a panel to paint as well as the hassle of having the car out of service.
    Can't see why i shouldn't mind if some idiot hasn't learnt to drive his/her car
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander View Post
    personally, i view car park dings as part of owning a car, and really not worth worrying about.
    Maybe I should have specified, this wasn't just a parking mishap from the other driver, but a true side swipe.
    Rear door, front door, front quarter panel, mirror. Also hit the front wheel so may need a wheel alignment and check of the front end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychlone View Post
    Two days away from installing a dashcam, some low life side swipes the wife's car while it was parked.

    Oh and we're also looking for new car insurance. Allianz want to double the premium if we make a claim.

    How do you think a dash cam would have helped? Wouldn't the dash cam be off when the car was parked?

    I can understand your anger that the perpetrator got away with this and you are left with the bill, both for the current damage and increased insurance into the future. Maybe you should try Coles insurance after Allianz processes your claim, quoting them your last insurance premium. If there is no loyalty, shop around for the cheapest.

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    The dash cam I got is hard wired to the battery. It's only a small power drain and only gets unplugged if we go on holidays without the car which is then in the garage.

    RACV is looking good at this stage, which is what I have for my car. One at fault and one not at fault accident, each sorted with one phone call and my choice of repairer, with no increase in premium.

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    Terrific.

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