Who bears the cost of repairing cars damaged by floods in the UAE?

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To whom does the cost of restoring vehicles that have been damaged by floods in the UAE belong?

Not accepted for insurance in the UAE? Following heavy rains, the cost of repairing a vehicle might reach up to Dh40,000.

Experts in automobiles emphasized that they are only able to provide an estimate of the cost of repair after conducting exhaustive diagnostics and tests.

The cost of repairing a car damaged by floods in the UAE reaches 40 thousand dirhams.

It might cost up to forty thousand dirhams to restore a vehicle that has been damaged by flooding in the United Arab Emirates.

Estimates show that the cost of repairs could reach as much as Dh40,000 for some unfortunate motorists whose insurance claims have been denied. Garage owners and mechanics in the United Arab Emirates have been hit with an overwhelming number of automobiles that require repair.

In the aftermath of the heavy downpour that occurred on April 16, a large number of vehicles were left stranded on roads across the United Arab Emirates, and drivers were faced with considerable repair fees as a result of the damages. As a result of the fact that thousands of automobiles require expensive repairs, there are fears that many people may have difficulty obtaining insurance coverage for the vehicles that have been damaged by flood waters.

According to Sony Rajappan, who is also the co-owner of Car Lynx garage, in the event that the damage is significant, certain automobile components need to be imported from the place of origin of the vehicle, which can be quite expensive. There is a possibility that the floodwaters caused damage to essential components, such as the engine and the electrical circuit. It is possible that water got into the engines, which would have resulted in hydrolock, gearbox failure, and engine collapse, according to Rajappan.

"These damages are not only expensive, but they also present logistical challenges when recovery trucks are completely booked and garages are operating at their maximum capacity," said Rajappan. He also mentioned that the capacity of their garage is already at its maximum, and they are having trouble accommodating additional vehicles. While there are some owners who are fortunate enough to have insurance coverage, there are a great number of others who are confronted with the challenging chore of paying for repairs out of their own pockets while their insurance claims are still being processed.

Experts in automobiles emphasized that they are only able to provide an estimate of the cost of repair after conducting exhaustive diagnostics and tests. A number of factors, including the make of the vehicle, the components that have been damaged, the replacement of spare parts, and the number of days it will take to fix it, can also influence the estimates for repairs.

The cost of repairing electric cars damaged by rain in the UAE.

In the United Arab Emirates, the expense of repairing electric automobiles that have been damaged by rain.

Joseph from Falcon Garage stated that the cost of repairs might vary substantially based on the level of damage that has been done to the car as well as the manufacturer of the vehicle. "The repair bill may be as low as Dh500 for some, but for others, particularly automobiles made in Italy and Germany, the expenses can be exorbitant going above Dh30,000," added Joseph. "Some times, the bill may be as high as Dh30,000."

In addition, the proliferation of electric vehicles brings up new difficulties, as the maintenance and repair of these vehicles requires specialized knowledge and facilities. "For electric cars, the damage can be extensive, affecting both digital and mechanical systems, including the steering," said Joseph. He went on to say that repairs for electric vehicles are now restricted to authorized centers, which further complicates the situation for motorists who are affected by the incident.

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