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Lease wear and tear insurance is a big money maker for dealers... it's right up there with tire/wheel insurance. You were smart to pass on it.
So if the filler line gets clogged, is it a "DEF jam"?
I'll see myself out...
Hm, must be too new. 2012 is the latest Honda ones they have.
You might call your local library and see if they subscribe to an auto repair service. I can access one online (Chiltons) but it doesn't have any useful info on the 2014 Odyssey. Your library may have a different database.
Thank you. Not available there.Found one. AEC INTL/PWD [San Francisco] might have been the last one.
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Well first of all please discount anything you hear from a tow truck driver. They may be perfectly wonderful people, and genuinely trying to be helpful, but they do not have the skills or know-how to assess your car's condition, value or the types of repairs necessary.
So let's talk about when cars are "totaled". Usually an insurance company will write-off a car if the estimated repairs are 60-70% of the car's retail value. In your case, let's say your car is worth $8000 max. that means that if the damage estimate is around $5000 it's probably going to be totaled. Probably.
From your description, it looks like the car will be totaled, even though it CAN be fixed. Any reasonable damage can be fixed.
So why does the insurance company not fix it?
Because they don't want to enter into some kind of "hidden" repairs black hole. Once they approve the repairs, they are also stuck with any surprises that come up---hidden things that could not be assessed at the time of the estimate.
So they'd rather junk an $8000 car with $5000 damage than fix it.
If, on the other hand, they DO decide to fix your car, you can't really force them to total it, since your policy states that the insurance company has the option to either fix it or pay you for it.
Modern body shops can do marvelous things with repairs these days, and your car can LOOK and drive as good as new, if things are done correctly. But even repaired, it'll never be worth the same, because the accident is now public record. So your car, even fixed up, will be worth perhaps 30% less than it was before the accident.
If someone else was cited to be at fault and causing your accident, then you do have recourse, once the car is fixed, to file a claim against the other party's insurance company for "diminished value"--compensation for that 30% loss of value you suffered, even though your car was fixed perfectly.
So those are your options based on what you've told us, in my opinion.
Keep in mind that if your car is totaled be sure that you receive a fair settlement. If you don't like the insurance company's offer, you have the right to hire your own appraiser and ask for a higher settlement, should your appraiser come in higher. (they don't always of course).
If the insurance company does not accept your appraiser's higher value, you then have the right to an arbitration hearing.
For you to 'fight' your insurance company, and hire your own appraiser and go to arbitration, will cost you another $600 or so out of pocket.
Good luck with this.
That oil must've come from an exotic oilfield, hand-processed, trucked by a Teamsters Int'l driver into the dealership, unloaded by six UAW employees, and performed by a mechanic with a Masters degree in oil changing.
.00099 MF and 55% residual.
.00092 MF and 54% residual.
That's something I do when traffic allows, and I am in the right or middle lane. If I see any activity at an on-ramp, I just move over. Makes it easier on everyone.
swapping the multi-function relay and 4-season relay could be the solution. (especially if wiggling/tapping the switches does not affect the random behavior in rainy weather. feel free to turn the switches back and forth 100 times across their maximum ranges to see if that indicates whether the switches themselves may require replacement or cleaning.)
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