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    Esther Rantzen

    The danger of driving kit cars


    Read on if you need to find out more about the dangers of driving kit cars or if you have been in a road accident that wasn’t your fault and require compensation. A kit car is a rebuilt car that has been constructed from the ground up. It may consist of parts that have been sourced from various other vehicles and will have been given a salvage title when it has been totalled. Once the restoration process is complete, it will have a rebuilt title.

    All about the dangers of driving kit cars

    One of the main reasons that people buy kit cars is that they can be incredibly affordable and often appear to have been built by passionate motoring experts who have invested a great deal of time and money in constructing them. However, some kit cars may have a better appearance than functionality, which is why you’re advised to assess them so rigorously before purchase.

    A large number of kit cars cannot be insured. This is just one of the dangers of driving kit cars and can mean you’re not legally permitted to actually use the car. Many high-profile insurers will point blank offer you a policy on a rebuilt car. Before you hand over your money, you need to find out why the car was totalled in the first place. You should find out what the nature of the damage was and assess whether it is likely to cause you problems in future because of this. It’s also wise to find out whether the frame of the vehicle is misaligned. If it is, extreme wear and stress can be caused by the wheels, brakes and tyres. If the seller of the car holds back with regards to official documentation, it could be best to walk away rather than be sorry later.

    Do you need to get in touch?

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we can help if you have been in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. We have a great deal of experience when it comes to helping people get compensation for traffic accidents and will work with you to collect together as much useful evidence as we need. You can find out if you are likely to have a case and get an estimate of compensation amounts by taking our 30-second test. Alternatively, call 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile).

    Date Published: May 9, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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