Car damaged following an accident, can I get a replacement car?



If your car has been damaged and is un-roadworthy and you were not responsible for the accident, we can arrange for a like-for-like replacement car to be delivered to you typically within 3 hours of starting your claim. Car Call and our partners can provide all the assistance you need to resolve your accident issues, call now on 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.


Independent claims assistance after a road accident

Anyone who has been involved in a car accident that was not their fault is entitled to get the help that they need to minimise the effects of accident on their lives and restore or replace their damaged vehicles.

We and our partners help thousands of drivers every year by enabling them to receive the following benefits without a claim on their own insurance policies:

  • There is an alternative to a claim on your own insurance policy

  • There is no excess to pay on your policy

  • Your no-claims bonus should not be affected

  • You will receive a replacement car that is matched to the type and engine size of your own

  • Replacement cars are delivered to your home or place of work typically within 3 hours of accepting your claim

  • Your damaged car will be repaired at one of our approved accident repair centres or at repair centre of your own choice

  • All your car repairs are fully guaranteed

  • We arrange professional legal assistance with the recovery of lost earnings, travel expenses, damaged property and help with claims for compensation

  • Help and advice from our 24 hour help line



Whether you just need a replacement vehicle because you don’t have one on your policy, or you would like us to handle your entire claim, call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.

Any policyholder can use this service, and it is your legal right to choose who repairs your vehicle. All assistance offered and information given on this page is provided by Car Call and its partners , no association or affiliation to any particular insurer is intended in any way, and your statutory rights are unaffected.


No need to claim on your insurance

Anyone who has been involved in a road accident has the right to choose who repairs their vehicle. If you were responsible for the accident you were involved in, the company that insures your vehicle would normally deal with your accident claim.

However if you were not at-fault for the accident, you can choose to either claim on your own insurance policy or make a claim independently of your insurer. To find out more call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.

We and our partners help thousands of people make independent accident claims. Our service enables motorists to get the help and assistance they need to resolve their accident related issues, with the costs being recovered directly from the at-fault driver on your behalf.

No excess to pay

Unfortunately even if an accident was not your fault, your insurer will almost certainly require you to pay your excess before any repair is started on your car.

This money should of course be recovered by an insurer at a later date, but with our service - you do not have to pay it at all.

By using our independent claims service, you are not making a claim on your insurance policy and so you will have no excess to pay.

Receive a like-for-like replacement hire vehicle

Not all insurance policies will include a replacement hire-car for you to use if yours is damaged and unroadworthy. In fact it is typically an 'optional extra' on your policy.

Other policies may offer a 'courtesy car' but this is often just a 'basic' saloon or hatchback which may not be suitable for your needs.

Car Call and its partners will provide a like-for-like replacement vehicle as part of our service. This means we will endeavour to supply a hire-vehicle that similar to your own in terms of its type, make and engine size.

So whether you drive a small hatchback or a prestige sports car, we will look to provide a similar hire-vehicle that suits your needs.

Manufacturer approved vehicle repairs

If you have been involved in a car accident, the last thing you want to have to worry about is the quality of the repairs to your car. We have a UK wide network of partner approved Accident Repair Centres available to all of our customers.

Many of our accident repair centres are have manufacturer approvals for specific brands, so if you require a manufacturer approved repair centre, simply tell your personal claim handler and they will ensure your vehicle goes to an approved repairer.

Want you vehicle repaired by a specific garage? No problem, we can alternatively use a repairer that you specify.

Legal Assistance

Our partner solicitors provide legal assistance as part of our service. They specialise in motor claims related issues, so you can be assured of the best possible advice and assistance.

They issues they can assist you with include:

  • Recovery of the cost of the replacement hire-vehicle
  • Recovery of the cost of uplifting your damaged vehicle
  • Recovery of all repair costs
  • Recovery of the cost of damaged of personal items
  • Seeking financial compensation for an injury