In previous articles we have already referred to various aspects related to the replacement car. We talked about the conditions and deadlines requiring us to hire the policy with an insurance company, but insurers are not the only way to qualify for this service: drivers associations or various car manufacturers usually offer a car replacement in certain cases. Anyway, and as I have warned in the past, before making a further engagement should be a reflection of to what extent we will come out profitable. We can evaluate the use we give to our vehicle: If we do many miles, if we use it expressly to carry out our work, etc, because according to what type of driver we are leaves us much more profitable to rent a vehicle in a timely manner in the event that we not have our own, since nowadays there are rental companies cheap car that do not pose for anything a major outlay. The Real Automovil Club de Spain (RACE), the Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya (RACC) or the European motor Commissariat (CEA) offer courtesy vehicles to its partners in case of need, but eligible for a replacement car by this route has its limitations, because they usually provide for a brief period of time and then must be the partner that take care of the expenses. In addition, often necessary condition that who benefits from this service repair your car on the network of workshops of the club to which he belongs. Aside, associations allow us hiring policies aside.
For example the RACE offers insurance of vehicle replacement in two types of contracts: in case of accident or theft, or in case of accident, theft and breakdown. The first one includes extension of the legal defense that is already available for second expert opinion in case of disagreement, the automobile insurance and defense by disputes with other hired in case of accident insurance. The second category includes also the damage before a case of insolvency by guilty opposite party and the claim to the workshop in the event of faulty repair of the vehicle. For its part, the CEA offers a replacement car service for a limited time at members only prices in the event that your vehicle is damaged, halle in the workshop, or takes to deliver the new vehicle at the dealership. The CEA offers unlimited mileage, includes titles such as additional driver or young driver, car has no franchise for collision or theft and you can return at another base in Spain other than the collection. But until a replacement car can also reach through the dealership where we buy our vehicle, because some car brands offer this service if the newly acquired vehicle malfunction that is covered by the manufacturer’s guarantee, which runs during the two years following the purchase.
However, this service is also subject to limitations. Some brands limited by days, others only cover you if you occurs during the trip, If the repair lasts longer than 24 hours, etc. It is necessary to take into account that it is a service that is not regulated by law, so each manufacturer applies its own conditions.