Return to the Cars Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
ruined bumper

Posted by surewhynot (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 30, 07 at 11:34

my house has an extremely narrow driveway and back porch that juts out. while pulling in to my back driveway last night, i accelerated too much, and scraped up one side of my car and my bumper got caught on the porch and is now hanging half off.

i took it in for estimates and was told that i can pay $200 to reattach my broken bumper to make the car driveable or i can file an insurance claim to get the entire car fixed for what amounts to about $2500 worth of work.

is the increase in insurance worth getting the entire car fixed or should i just try to pay things out in cash on my own since its my fault?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: ruined bumper

What do you pay insurance for?


 o
RE: ruined bumper

ditto. you have 2500 in damage and are afraid your rates might go up? probably like 10% per year. and if you don't fix your car and get more damage you will have a worthless car. fix it. or call your insurance agent and tell him you have 2500 in damage but don't want to fix it and see what he says. maybe he will pat you on the back for being so nice to the insurance co.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Cars Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here