23/04/19 Biking season is here!

After the scorching Easter weekend motorcycle season has officially began! Car Call deal with all aspects of motorcycle accidents, including arranging motorcycle hire and repairs. Because of this we want to make sure the motorcycle riders of our readers are as safe as they can possibly be.

Make sure you check your tyres

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t been out on your bike yet and it’s been safely stored in your garage, you still need to check the tyres and make sure the rubber is looking alright. Make sure there aren’t any puddles underneath the motorbike and be sure to spend some time making sure the brakes are working.

It’s so important to be safe on the road on a motorcycle, as you have a much higher chance of being in an accident when you ride a motorcycle than you do in a car.

Checking your motorcycle

Always remember to check everything on your bike before any journey.

Remember as you’re checking your motorcycle over, it's not just for the safety of you and your passengers but also for the longevity and care for your pride and joy!

Riding gear

Not only the bike but your own gear is just as important, there’s no point putting a helmet on if the lining isn’t correct or if your leathers have worn down so they won’t protect you.

Your helmet has a shelf life, it should have the date in the lining and they only last around 3 years, so make sure your helmet is refreshed every 3 years or sooner if any damage was to happen to it.

Once your kit and bike are ready to go – make sure you yourself are also ready to go. Even riders that have years of experience need to refresh their skills, especially if you’ve had a winter off riding your bike, so make sure you’re confident on the roads and prepared for all the different situations motorcycle riders can find themselves in.

Safe riding from Car Call and if you are ever unfortunate enough to have an accident, be sure to call us for recovery, bike hire and specialist repairs. Call us on 02392 484 244.

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