Vauxhall has launched a Total Loss Avoidance Programme (TLAP) which offers discounts of up to 50% on crash repair parts through its Vauxhall approved bodyshops.
The programme has been launched in an effort to reduce the amount of category C or D cars that are written off by insurance companies because the repair is deemed too expensive relative to the vehicle’s market value.
However, Vauxhall believes the additional cost of writing off such cars rather than repairing them has a disproportionately negative effect on Vauxhall owners, insurers and the manufacturer.
Tony Neff, Vauxhall accident repair channel manager, said: “The cost of crash repair parts is often too expensive for the insurer to justify getting the vehicle fixed; therefore many vehicles that could be easily repaired are instead being written off, due solely to the cost of parts.
“This results in the consumer having to replace their car, the insurance companies with a hefty payout and a significant loss of business to Vauxhall Approved Bodyshops, who would otherwise have been able to carry out repairs. To avoid this, TLAP offers substantial discounts on bundles of crash parts, which will mean that we will be able to carry out repairs to many cars classed by insurers as category C or D. The amount of discount is dependent on the part, but can be as much as 50%.
“Motorists have the right to choose where their vehicle is repaired following an accident and the introduction of TLAP gives Vauxhall owners even more reason to turn to Vauxhall Approved Bodyshops.”
TLAP applies to category C or D cars. Category D cars are most likely to have non-structural damage requiring relatively light repair while category C vehicles typically have repairable structural damage which does not compromise vehicle safety.