Theft Resistant Number Plates

One type of car crime thats currently on the increase is car cloning. This involves stealing a set of number plates from a vehicle and using them on another vehicle. This means that the vehicle with the stolen plates can now be used for illegal activities such as speeding, without the 'real' driver being traceable.

This means that if you are the legal owner of the car they were stolen from and you have not reported them stolen, you could find yourself receiving fines for offences that you did not commit.

Although your vehicles number plate is fundemental to it's identity, it is actually very easy and quick to remove by criminals. A number plate may be stolen for a variety of purposes, ranging from avoidance of the congestion charge to robbery.

What is a Theft Resistant Number Plate?

Theft Resistant Number Plates are designed so that they cannot be removed from your vehicle in less than 3 minutes. They are also made in such a way that if the thief does get them off, they will snap into several pieces and so it makes them impossible to re-fit to another vehicle.

Because of the special manufacturing processes and fixings a Theft Resistant Number Plate may cost about twice as much as a normal registration plate.

Where can I get a Theft Resistant Number Plate?

Theft Resistant Number Plates, sometimes also known as 'Tamper Proof Number Plates' are still a relatively new innovation, but they are becoming more widely available.

Other ways to secure your number plate

Another way to reduce the chances of your number plate being stolen is to have the fixing screws replaced with tamper proof screws. Unlike conventional screws, these require a special tool in order to remove them.

What should I do if my number plate is stolen?

If your number plates are stolen you should contact the police . This enables the police to track down the offender and also log the fact that your plates have been stolen, so that you will not be held responsible for any subsequent offences.

If you have had a car accident and would like some free help and advice please call us on 02392 484 244 and one of our advisors will be happy to help.

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 comparable 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 comparable 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