My Vectra has a couple of scuffs and dents due to the usual muppets in car parks, but today took the biscuit.
Turned into a supermarket car park to be met with a runaway shopping trolley! The un-manned and pilotless projectile hit, dented and creased the front wing, scraping the paint off down to the primer.
Had a quote from Chips Away for £265 + the dent to be removed (estimated @ £75-100) so I'm thinking of an insurance claim.
The missis deals with RTAs and personal loss claims and thinks they'll pay up - but obviously the premium will go up next year. I doubt it'll go up by £450+ (although it really wouldn't surprise me), so I was wondering if anyone else has claimed for car park accidents, and what was the outcome?
As a slight aside, in public car poarks (especially shopping centres and supermarkets), I like to park away from other cars even if it means a two minute walk in the rain, but 9 times from 10, someone HAS to park right next to mine, even when there's hundreds of other spaces.
I really do wonder why. Is it simply to wind me up, or they wanna park to a good-looking car?
Next time someone does this, I think I'll wait for them to return to their car and ask why they do it!