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My car was damaged during the move. What do I do now?

Your car is one of your most precious and beloved possessions. When moving home, moving your car carefully is very important.

But what happens if, God forbid, your car is damaged during the move?

It’s best to know about what needs to be done in case this happens, rather than losing your mind once the damage has been done.

Here are 5 things you must know

Pre Move

1. Make sure your car has an insurance

We know this is a given, but you’d be surprised to know that around 70% of cars in India do not have insurance. Moving your car without insurance is risky. If something goes wrong, you’d have no hopes of any reimbursement.

2. Click pictures of your car before the move

Check your car properly and click pictures from all angles. Do this when your movers are around. This way, if something does go wrong, you’ll have proof.

Post Move

3. Check your car for scratches and dents

Once the vehicle arrives at the destination, check it thoroughly for any dents or scratches. If you find anything new, bring it to the movers notice immediately. Click pictures again, so you compare the before and after condition of your car.

4. Mention about the damage on paper

Once all your goods are delivered, your movers will need you to sign a form. Usually, there is a separate form where you need to mention about the damages, if any. 

Mention about the damages in the form clearly. Usually, there is a diagram of the vehicle where you can mark the part that was damaged. If not, you can always mention that you have pictures for proof.

Make sure to get your mover to sign on the form, too. And keep a copy with you.

5. Call your relocation agency and settle the claim

Speak to your move advisor and ask them about the next steps. They’ll guide you with how to go about settling the claim.

Damages to your car can sometimes be very expensive.

If an important part gets damaged, it’s possible that it’ll never go back to being the way it used to be. To make sure your car doesn’t suffer any irreparable damages, it is important that you choose a trusted and reliable moving company.

Writer Relocations is one of India’s oldest and most trusted moving company.

For the last 63 years we’ve been helping people just like you move their cars and bikes without damage.

We specialise in international moves, local relocation, office shifting, commercial relocation and fine art moves.

Hire Writer Relocations for a stress-free move. Get a FREE moving quote now.

Ever moved your car with the help of a relocation agency? What has your experience been like? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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