Hi there, i currently have a claim underway with the insurance company.
Long story short is, driving down the A7 heading south from Edinburgh to Birmingham,
i got about 40 miles from home, and the bonnet flew open,
smashing the windscreen, and badly damaging the bonnet,
roof, and side panels.
Luckily no other vehicles were involved (as it was around 2:00 am)
I informed the insurance company at the time of the first call, that after the car was taken off the recovery truck, and left back at my house, when i switched the engine on, the Engine Management Light had come on, and the car had essensially went into "Limp Home Mode"
Now the car has been sat in the garage for about 2 and a half weeks now, and the insurance company are still undecided as to what is going to happen. all of the guys at the garage have said it should be a write off due to the roof damage.
Depending on who i've spoken to at the insurance company, i'm getting mixed responses as to wheather they will fix it.
The main problem i have is that they are now saying that the engine management light being on has nothing to do with the accident, so are refusing to repair the engine mechanically. obviously i am not prepared to pay an excess (which is already very high) for a car that is still undrivable!
Does anyone have any advice on this?????
Thanks in advance guys.