In this case, there was the typical story in which a person bought a vehicle from a car dealership (the “Dealership”). The vehicle required warranty repair work and the dealer made a rental vehicle available to the buyer during the repairs. While driving the rental vehicle, the buyer was involved in a car accident and legal action was taken with the indication of the buyer and the dealer. The Court considered whether, in the context of its motor vehicle policy, the buyer`s insurer had to respond first to the request or whether the dealer`s automobile insurer had to respond. This decision is important for car dealers, who often lend vehicles to customers whose vehicles are being repaired at the car dealership. In order to prevent the dealer`s policy from becoming primary to respond to accident requests from a driver to whom a vehicle is loaned, it is recommended to take a formal form of short-term rental or lease agreement. · Any damage that may occur to the courtesy vehicle while you are on call and guard. Remember to inspect the courtesy vehicle with our representative before leaving the dealership. Any damage should be included in the agreement. Vehicles will be inspected again upon return. For the convenience of our customers who have purchased or leased their Audi from our dealership, we are committed to providing the use of one of our Audi courtesy vehicles if service or mechanical repairs are expected to take more than one (1) hour.
Audi Owings Mills offers all service customers the option of a free Lyft ride within fifteen (15) miles of the car dealership. We welcome all Audi owners for service at our dealer! Depending on availability, we offer the use of a courtesy vehicle when service or mechanical repairs are expected to take two (2) hours or more once the work is authorized. If no courtesy vehicle is available, our dealer will be happy to arrange a company rental car and our dealer will take care of the first day of rental and basic taxes. For warranty repairs, longer coverage may be available. The court decided that the rental vehicle was not a rental vehicle within the meaning of section 277 of the Insurance Act and that, therefore, the dealer`s policy was the first necessary to react with the buyer`s policy, which goes beyond the dealer`s policy. Dealers and garages often have the practice of borrowing a car from customers for a day or two, while the customer`s car is in the store. What dealers may not keep in mind is what happens when the car falls into an accident. Most merchants would consider that their customer`s insurance would provide coverage..
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