I accidentally scraped some guys car on a dual carriageway the other night as he was in my blind spot and I was moving from the right lane into the left where he was.
I'm a 20 years old student, insured with my dad as a first driver, and you can imagine that if I went through my insurance company, my premium would probably quadruple. So I asked the man if it was ok for me to cover the costs without involving insurance companies and he agreed.
But the thing is, his car is 2010 mazda and he claims the paint has a 10 year warranty so he wants to have it repaired at an authorised Mazda shop to retain the warranty. I imagine they would charge a really high price for this compared to normal body shops. Please see the photos of the damage.
Can anyone advice how much this will cost to repair roughly. Also do you think there is any way of me convincing him to do it in a normal body shop, as opposed to going to Mazda? We're located in Surrey if that helps..
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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