Took 9c1 to Car Wash, They Smashed it Up! - Chevy Impala SS Forum
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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 05:18 PM
jayrw123
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Today, I took the 9c1 too the car wash to have it washed due to the dust collecting on the car. I paided for the car wash and was inside. Some guy up front said that a car hit the backside corner of the building. I walk out back, and there is my 9c1 sitting in the corner of the building with the front left hand side smashed up. It pushed the drivers side tire back almost into the splash guard which equals almost 6". I talk to the manger of the car wash and he states to me that the gas pedal stuck and the kid driving it lost control of the vehicle. This is a bunch is BS!!! Its kind of funny I've never had any problems with the throttle sticking. They smashed up the front left corner of the hood, the front left fender, the bumper cover, and the messed up the suspension. The manger of the car wash tells me to file it against my insurance, I TELL HIM HE MUST BE OUT OF HIS MIND!!! He said that he will fill out an accident report, and he advised me that he wanted to tow it to his body shop of choice. I advised him its going to be towed to the nearest Chevy dealership. So the wrecker came and they took it to the nearest Chevy dealership. The manger said that the shop will pay for the damage to the vehicle. He said that the have a $1000.00 dectuble, and shouldn't exceed a $1000
00 to fix the vehicle. I advised him that we will see what the dealership comes up with. I advised the manger if he trys to give me a hard time about this matter, he will be speaking to an attorney. I have a feeling there going to low ball me here. This isn't going to happen at all!
Well, we'll see what happens tommorow.

Jay
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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 05:32 PM
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Do they have 14 year olds driving the cars there? Holy hell, get your money's worth out of that guy.
post #3 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 05:40 PM
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yeah I don't think there's any issues w/ out pedals sticking unless the worm clamp is installed the wrong way, but It looks like some dumbass was driving.
 
post #4 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 06:20 PM
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no way that'll cost less than $1000...especially at a dealership! look for $2000 at least. I had a similar accident (same panels damaged, with no suspension damage) and at a gm dealership i was quoted $2700!!! Really sorry to hear it though, good luck.
post #5 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 06:57 PM
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It was some thug that orgasmed by just sitting in your car and as a result of that slammed the gas pedal. Everytime I go either to a shop or dealership, the thugs rev my car and and peel out. Nothing new. Ya, thats way over 1k in damage. At least you will get some new parts [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #6 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 07:05 PM
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I'd guess that's at least $3000 in damage. Sorry for your pain.

Around here some car wash dude had a problem while driving an undercover police vehicle, smashed the Jeep into a Lincoln, then through a fence into a guard rail, needless to say the Jeep was a write off and the Lincoln had $10,000 in damage.
post #7 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 07:56 PM
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The suspension on the left front of the car was pushed back at least 6". You can turn the wheel to the right. It doesn't look like the centerlink was bent. The dealership said the most damage was to the suspension. The dealer said its very costly to fix the suspensions on these cars. I'm assuming right of the back that there going to total this. Like another member said here, he had similar damage and they quoated him $2700 to fix the front end with out having to touch the suspension. The body parts are very easy to find, and very inexpensive on these cars. I guess I have to wait and see what the outcome of this will be.

Jay
post #8 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 09:35 PM
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Make sure that the manager of that car wash pays the deductible. You shouldn't be out anything. They had better be paying for a rental as well. Contact your insurance company, get them to deal with this if you have to. They have corporate lawyers and a great knowledge of the laws in this area. This is just like when I had a city property tree break apart and hit my car. I first went to my insurance company, and they decided whether to go after the city or not. Trust me, your insurance company won't want to pay for repairs if they can put the responsibility on someone else.
post #9 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-21-2005, 12:29 AM
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what if he dosnt have full coverage?


will the ins. company still fight for him then?
post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-21-2005, 06:21 AM
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Even if they total it, fix it...long as the frame isn't bent where the control arms bolt on, then it's really not that expensive (take the money and don't let the dealer do the work, buy the parts from Dal and get help from forum members if you've never done suspension work before).

If they don't total it...don't even worry about the cost...you shouldn't pay a dime, you weren't behind the wheel, the gas pedal isn't stuck and shows no evidence of having been stuck...I guarantee you it was some jackass saying "wow, and old cop car", got on the gas, was water on the ground cause it's a car wash, car fishtailed, nailed the corner of the building...they should pay every last cent of the deductable, and the insurance should hold it against them, not you.
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