tehloki and the angry inch
September 18, 2012 11:49 AM Subscribe
Somebody has decided to remove most of my door handle in an attempt to get into my car, or in a fit of rage, or something. Will getting it repaired through my insurance make my rates go up? Should I try and fix it myself?
posted by tehloki to travel & transportation (34 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My car was intact when I drove it into the parking lot of work this morning. When I next saw it in the parking lot, I noticed there was something weird about the handle. Most of it had been broken off and was nowhere to be found. I told the person in charge of parking spaces at work, she suggested I tell our HR person, she suggested I file a police report and go to my insurance.
My door still works fine, even if it is slightly annoying to open. The lock works and my car doesn't appear to have been broken into successfully. Is this even worth getting repaired all the way? Should I buy a replacement door handle (1999 Toyota Paseo) on the internet somewhere and install it myself? Is there any kind of makeshift fix that would work with this kind of handle: http://www.andysautosport.com/toyota/1996_1999_paseo/exterior/accessories/door_handles/top_deal/tpdl00001598.html
which is missing all but the rightmost inch or so?
Any advice on what to do will be helpful. I don't want to raise my insurance rates, as I am male, 25, and live in Hamilton, so they are already quite ridiculous (over $2000/year with a perfect driving record, and have been driving since 17)