Car Repairs

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frankie123
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Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:06 am

Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:12 am

My car is still getting repaired and I have had to get a rental car from Enterprise for like 3 weeks. The auto insurance that is supposed to cover my accident won't pay for my rental. Can I get them to cover it?

Richard Dingus
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Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:50 am

Thanks for the questions, and I hope I can help.

In short, an at-fault driver’s insurance company would likely be liable to cover all reasonable repairs to your vehicle (being that it is not a total loss) and for the cost of a rental while the vehicle is being repaired. With that being said, an at fault driver will only be liable for a rental vehicle for a “reasonable” amount of time. While what constitutes a reasonable time can be a bit subjective, typically it refers to the reasonable amount of time in which it should take to repair your vehicle.

With this being said, any delays by you or even the repair shop could result in your rental vehicle not being covered for the entire time your vehicle is being repaired. For more information, please feel free to read our article entitled Loss of Use and Rental.

Thanks again, and best of luck!
Richard Dingus
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