Category C and D vehicle write-offs as a result of accidents when insurance systems are deemed too expensive relative to the vehicle's market vale can leave owners with outstanding finance in negative equity when the settlement payment comes through.
Vauxhall is now aiming to reduce the number of category C and D vehicle write offs by launching a new discount scheme, the Total Loss Avoidance Programme (TLAP) on crash repair parts which will see a discount of up to 50 per cent on crash repair parts. TLAP is a partnership between Vauxhall and its Approved Bodyshop Network to make a contribution of approximately 42,000 GM designated crash parts.
Tony Neff, Vauxhall Accident Repair Channel Manager, said: “The cost of crash repair parts is often too expensive for the insurer to justify getting the vehicle fixed; therefore many vehicles that could be easily repaired are instead being written off, due solely to the cost of parts.
“This results in the consumer having to replace their car, the insurance companies with a hefty payout and a significant loss of business to Vauxhall Approved Bodyshops, who would otherwise have been able to carry out repairs. To avoid this, TLAP offers substantial discounts on bundles of crash parts, which will mean that we will be able to carry out repairs to many cars classed by insurers as category C or D. The amount of discount is dependent on the part, but can be as much as 50 per cent.
“Motorists have the right to choose where their vehicle is repaired following an accident and the introduction of TLAP gives Vauxhall owners even more reason to turn to Vauxhall Approved Bodyshops,” said Tony.
TLAP applies to both category C and D cars, Category D cars most likely to have non-structural damage where category C vehicles generally have repairable structural damage which does not compromise vehicle safety.
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