Know your Highway Code - how to park on hills
It's always a good idea for all of us to stay up to date with the Highway code, especially if you took your test some time ago!
Here are some useful tips from Rule 252 of the Highway code for parking your car safely on a hill or incline.
Even though your handbrake may be in good working condition these simple guidelines can give you an extra level of reassurance should your handbrake fail for any reason.
Park closely to the kerb and apply your handbrake firmly.
When facing uphill, leave your vehicle in a forward gear and leave the front wheels turned outwards from the kerb.
When facing downhill turn your front wheels towards the kerb.
Car Call and our partners help thousands of people every year with road accident claims for all types of vehicles, so if you would like to find out if we can help you - simply call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.
No need to claim on your insurance
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
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
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
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.
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