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Top tip for not at-fault driver after car accident: Get a rental car at no cost

If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident you might have a good understanding of all the steps you need to take afterwards. But there are a few things you might not know, especially if you’re not at fault.

Swapped details with the other driver? Check. Called your insurer to report the accident? Check. Taken your car to the smash repairer? Check. Spent two weeks trying to get around without a ride? Check.

There’s no denying it can be a painful process. But what if we told you about a law in Australia most people don’t know about? And it just happens to be something that could get you back on the road sooner, while easing the pain of dealing with your injured ride.

Under Australian law, if you’re the not-at-fault driver in an accident, you’re legally entitled to a ‘like-for-like’ loan car during the time of repair, with the costs to be covered by the at-fault party or their insurer. An exciting company called Right2Drive has been set up to help drivers take full advantage of these rights.

For sports car and SUV enthusiasts like us, this will come as appealing news as we know exactly what it’s like to have your prized possession crashed or damaged by someone else, only to be left without a car or driving a budget rental car for the next few weeks.

Right2Drive offers a very broad range of accident replacement vehicles in Australia and New Zealand that can be delivered straight to your door. They also take care of the claim directly with the at-fault party so you don’t have to worry about the rental cost.

By adding this simple step to your process after a not at-fault accident, you could be on the road sooner, and in a car similar to your vehicle that was damaged. Head over to Right2Drive for more info on how it all works.

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