The repairs on my car have been started. At this point, they believe that they can fix it and will proceed at doing so. The estimated repairs are at $6K at the moment with the value of the car approximately $15K. I learned that since the lady I hit has coverage with the same automobile insurance that I do, they waive the deductible. This is a $1K savings for me!!!
I was put in a White Chevrolet Captiva last Saturday and I went to Enterprise today to see if I could exchange it for a car. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice vehicle and I have enjoyed driving something different, but I wanted to save the $4.19 I am having to spend a day over the allowed amount my insurance covers in the daily rental, plus I have been spoiled with very good gas milage and this sports utility vehicle is costing money I am not used to spending on fuel! I filled up today and it was $65!!! Alas, they did not have a car available for me to trade out. Maybe if I had planned this earlier in the week it might have worked that way, but since I have been out of town and wanted to wait until I had gotten word on the repairs on my car, I didn't want to jump the gun too soon. In the end, they lowered the cost of the car and left me in what I am driving. So a partial win. See what happens when you ask?