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Why you may not want to claim on your insurance after a no-fault accident. Compare our services to those provided in your policy, contact us today.



Get free independent alternative advice by calling Car Call today on the number above and compare our services to that of your insurance company after an accident.

If you are with Budget Car Insurance, you may normally choose to contact the Budget Car Insurance claims line following an accident.

However - did you know that you don’t always have to make a claim on your policy in order to get your vehicle repaired and any legal claims resolved?

We and our partners independently help thousands of motorists every year do just that. To find out why our customers use us, call us now on 0330 058 1704 for help and advice.

Everyone has the right to choose to who repairs their vehicle. If the accident you were involved in was your fault, there usually no-option but to make a claim on your own car insurance policy.

But - if you believe that you were not responsible for the accident, you have the options of either making a claim on your car insurance policy or alternatively you can use an independent assistance provider like Car Call.


Why would I use your service instead?

Typically - if you were not at-fault for an accident, your insurer would probably require you to pay the excess on your policy. You would also lose your no-claims bonus too.

As we assist you independently of your insurer, there is no claim on your own policy, so you have no excess to pay and your renewal premium should not be affected.

Regardless of the type of insurance cover you may have with your insurance provider, we can provide a comprehensive range of assistance for you:

  • You don’t need to claim on your own insurance policy

  • There is no excess to pay

  • We and our partners provide a like-for-like replacement vehicle is provided if is yours is un-roadworthy or being repaired, typically within 3 hours of starting your claim

  • Repairs to your vehicle are arranged at an approved accident repair centre or at a repair centre of your own choice

  • Assistance with issues such as the recovery of expenses or the pursuit of an injury compensation claim is provided by the solicitors we work with

  • Costs associated with the resolution of your claim are recovered directly from the at-fault driver’s insurer on your behalf

  • 24/7 advice and support



To find out more about our non-fault claims assistance, just call 0330 058 1704 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