Potholes have become a far too common hazard for many drivers during their daily commutes.
In fact, new research shows that the number of pothole-related breakdowns rose by 11 per cent from 2016 to 2017.
Damage caused by potholes can be rather costly, as they can cause buckled wheels, cracked tyres and alloys, and can knock out the tracking and wheel balancing. Typically, claims for those potential damages average out to about £432.
Unfortunately, as the winter chill begins to thaw, the number of potholes could increase. If your car is damaged by a pothole, follow these steps to improve your chances of receiving compensation:
- Visit either potholes.co.uk, www.fixmystreet.com or www.gov.uk/report-pothole to confirm whether a pothole has been reported. If the location has not yet been reported, do so.
- Take photographs of the damage as well as the pothole.
Collect and save all receipts for any work that is done to your car due to the damage.
The more expensive your vehicle, the most costly such damage might be. Make sure that your car or van is properly insured by getting in touch with the team at Bollington.
Alternatively, if you are looking to insure a fleet of vehicles, our experts in fleet insurance can help you get the right insurance to meet your needs. Give them a call on 01625 348789 to discuss your requirements.