filippos wrote:Since then, however, I haven't bothered about the various scratches and dents caused by careless drivers in (mainly) supermarket car parks.
filippos wrote: I'm told the problems can arise if you need to make a claim as the insurers try to avoid meeting the costs.
Judging by the height/position/type of most of the bumps and scrapes on our car the most likely culprits are "bull bars" as fitted to a wide range of agrotika and 4x4s (very common around us). Perhaps those attract a certain type of driver.Hudson wrote:Oddly, and happily, after eight months my car has received fewer marks whilst in car parks than any car I had in the UK.
Good news, John. One question. What is a cheque?Retired in Crete wrote:Yesterday (Saturday) I collected the cash, not a cheque, from our insurance broker for my window which was broken by a garage. (See the thread "A Greek car insurance tale".)
This is what I've been told by Greek friends. Perhaps there's a difference between relatively small and major claims. Fortunately, I've never had to test the system by claiming here and, I suppose, experience will vary from company to company. I certainly didn't bother for the small cost of the repair of the minor damage I described - which was self-inflicted through pulling off the road to park and not noticing the lump of concrete lurking in the long grass/weeds.Retired in Crete wrote:filippos wrote:I'm told the problems can arise if you need to make a claim as the insurers try to avoid meeting the costs.
filippos wrote:(The supermarkets referred to previously are the local IN.KAs with tight spaces and room restricted by the random abandonment of vehicles rather than the Champions and Lidls which appear to have more spacious parks with less need to manoeuvre out of spaces).
Nothing whatsoever but, generally, there are wide aisles between the rows of parking spaces so there's normally enough room for a vehicle to be driven more or less straight out of whatever space(s) it has occupied.Hudson wrote:... As to Champion and Lidl's having nicely marked, wide, parking bays - what has that got to do with skillfully parking a car across two or even three bays. Is it true that the white line should either go under the CENTRE of the vehicle or that the near or off-side wheels should be parked on it?
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