Anonymous
Where do I start! Stay clear. After 18 years of no claims or accidents, I thought paying extra for a what I thought was reputable insurer would see me well covered in emergency. I have been mislead the whole way. 1. I paid for hire cover plus to make sure that we had equivalent vehicle to carry on working as business cover. Notified them must have towbar for enterprise to say they don't offer that and direct line would have to put a note on account for them to out source it so had to put up with a van instead of a pickup. 2. Constant trouble trying to get through to the engineer valuating it to which end finally found out he put through the valuation without our consent so have had no say in it. The money was put into our account therefore resulting in enterprise removing the hire car service. 3. I wanted to use the replacement vehicle service they advertised which was one of the reasons I went with them to find out that they just pass your details to a sales company but the vehicle must be under 7 years old and 70,000 miles so had no chance of using this service as replacement. Of course its all hidden in the small print. 3. Was told the valuation dispute would be looked at by an indepent association and would receive a call at beginning of last week to get a call today from again a direct line inspector after chasing again over 1 week late. They have valuated the market value at rock bottom. Due to what they class as extensive damage at rear, we are talking about a few debts mainly on tailgate so most would be resolved by a new tailgate which wouldn't take of thousands. I am being told that will now have to take to financial ombudsman. We have seen the looking glass valuation at around £5,500 so to knock of £2000 for a few small dents is rediculous and know have to waste loads more of my time. Older module with higher mileage are going for £5000 in this area. We have seen no evidence for the valuation and had no say at all. I have 9 years no claims paid over £700 for insurance and £500 excess to get £3000 ontop of having to put extra money into buying a new vehicle. No consideration taken either that we are in a lock down and you are not allowed private car sales at the moment or to travel distance so forced to used a sales company instantly putting the price up. What is the point of paying over £200 extra for the top brand insurer if they have say so to pay out what they want. Will just be going with cheaper company from now on and Direct line you will be loosing 4 of our policies with you permently. Disgraceful service. I noticed that a lot of the higher reviews havnt had to actually use the service so I'm sure there review would change if they did claim. They say you know what a company is like when you have issues. Well I know that Direct Line are unbelievable. Fuming is an understatement. Be warned.
8 months ago
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