About Mark Petch Motorsport

Mark Petch Motorsport was formed in 1982, and has achieved racing success locally and internationally. Highlights through the years include winning the inaugural Wellington 500km street race and the outright 1986 Australian Touring Car Championship.

Currently MPM runs one Ford Falcon in the New Zealand V8 Championship, driven by 2005/2006 series champion Kayne Scott. In the past they have run several different cars including most recently ‘Single Seaters’ within Toyota Racing Series. However for the 2008/2009 series Mark Petch Motorsport is focusing solely on the NZV8 Touring Car Series.

The cars are all prepared in state of the art facilities based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Making a Car Insurance Claim

What To Know When Making a Car Insurance Claim

Accidents happen and when they do, you will find yourself reaching out to your car insurance company for support and guidance. If this is your first time making a claim, there a few things you should know to help make the process as easy as possible.

1. Notify your car insurance company right away of any accident or loss. This is usually a requirement of the policy contract. Remember to gather as much information at the scene in regards to any other person/vehicle involve in the loss. Keep in mind, even if the police come to the scene, they may not take down all of the necessary information your car insurance company would need or the report may not be ready for weeks after the loss. This is why it is so important to exchange or obtain as much information on the spot as possible. Do not wait for the police report before reporting your claim.

2, Know you policy. If you plan on using your own Youi insurance coverage, you will likely have to pay a deductible to the repair facility once your vehicle repairs are complete. Even if you are not at fault for an accident, if there is any question of liability, it is generally best to use your own coverage and pay your deductible to get your car fixed asap, especially if it is not driveable. Once liability has been sorted out, if the other car insurance carrier has accepted liability for the loss, you will get your deductible back down the road (a process known as subrogation).

3. You have a duty to mitigate your damages.Simply put, you have a duty to mitigate any outstanding expenses associated with your claim. Your car insurance carrier will advise you of such things as limits on rental coverage, towing and storage. Keep in mind that if you do not do your part to mitigate costs associated with your claim, you could be on the hook for those excessive costs, even if you are not at fault. Some examples include putting yourself in a luxury rental car and letting your vehicle sit at a storage location longer than is reasonable.

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Remember, car insurance companies are the experts when it comes to handling claims. Trusting your insurance carrier to guide you through the process will ensure you get through this stressful time as easily as possible.