Lost Radio Part 3
Well I finally got an appointment to go to the INS shop in Curridibat on this past Saturday. We had an appointment for 8:30 and got out at 10:00. Not too bad but all they had to do was look at the car to see the damage that was done and in order for them to do this we had to go sit in a waiting room for an hour and a half. They finally gave me the report of what was wrong with my car, several pages of stuff that makes absolutely no sense to me.
I’m supposed to go get the parts then take it to a shop to have them install them. Door handles (locks) in one place, radio in another place. AFTER all this work is done I have to present a document showing that I do infact own the car and another, filed with an attorney, stating why I did not call INS at the time of the incident which means another trip to the lawyers office.
I present these documents with all their legal stamps/timbres along with receipts for the work that was done to my car and the parts that I purchased, then I am supposed to get reimbursed the full amount I have paid less 10% deductable.
This requires ANOTHER trip to INS which I am hoping my insurance agent will go for me. I have to write another letter stating that it is ok for him to go in my place to pick up the check.
Now we have to rent a car so that ours can be worked on for a few days. First I have to take it to the body shop to see how long they are going to need to make room for us, then how long it will take to get it back. This should be another fun filled week.
By the way, I found out that the way they punched out my lock is what they do when they are stealing cars. They punch out the lock then hotwire the car. I feel very uncomfortable leaving my car parked anywhere for fear of it getting stolen since the first half of an attempt has already been made.