Protection for pothole damaged alloy wheels this winter

Drivers are battling against at least one million potholes in the UK, according to the RAC. Since the start of the year, the breakdown service provider has dealt with over 18,000 breakdowns for incidents most likely caused by defective road surfaces, among which are distorted wheels. In the 12 months to June 2023, they said there was over 27,250 breakdowns where vehicles had been damaged by a potholes – a 20% rise on the year before.

Those numbers relate to incidents where cars have broken down, so the number of cars receiving minor damage to their alloy wheels, for example, will be much higher. Unsightly dents, scrapes and scratches are almost inevitable when driving on Britain’s roads, but they wouldn’t necessarily require support from a breakdown service. That is where Alloy Wheel Insurance can help your customers, however.

Britain’s Pothole Problem

With winter around the corner and the recent Storm Babet causing havoc across the country, the state of the roads will not be showing vast improvements anytime soon. High traffic levels and the UK’s wet and cold climate means our roads are likely to become increasingly cracked and damaged.

For drivers, potholes are not just a nuisance but can often be costly, especially when it comes to minor cosmetic and alloy wheel damage. While car insurance policies will often cover drivers for pothole damage, the policy excess usually means claiming for minor scrapes and dents is not cost-effective. This leaves drivers with the option of attempting to claim from the council responsible for the damaged road or stumping up for the repairs themselves.

Unless they have high-quality Alloy Wheel Insurance in place.

Alloy Wheel Insurance

Alloy Wheel Insurance covers drivers for minor cosmetic damage including dents and scratches. By choosing a high-quality provider, such as Car Care Plan, you can ensure your customers receive a first-class service. Car Care Plan’s five-star Defaqto rated product gives thousands of customers peace-of-mind every year.

Car Care Plan has hundreds of mobile specialist repair technicians across the UK, ready to carry out repairs on your customers’ vehicles at a time and place convenient to them. Mobile van workshops come fully equipped with manufacturer approved paints and materials, on-board power, all-weather canopies, and the latest technology to ensure all repairs are completed to the highest standards.

Booking a repair has also been made easy through our digital claims portal. With just a few taps on their phone, customers can submit pictures of the damage on their vehicle, and book at appointment at a time, date, and location to suit their schedule.

To learn more about Car Care Plan’s Alloy Wheel Insurance visit the product page.

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