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So I backed into a tree in a friends yard and broke the tail light cover, the bulb itself is fine and I was wondering what I should do? ?

Update:

Well I know to fix it but I was wondering if insurance will cover it if I have full coverage and if so what are the consequences...

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  • 1 month ago

    First and foremost, you should stop backing into trees.  Second, find out what the lens assembly will cost to replace.  

    Your Collision coverage will pay for the damage to your car, minus whatever deductible you have.  It will also go on your record as a responsible (at fault) accident, which very well might increase your rates for the next few years.

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  • 1 month ago

     Repair the tail light cover

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  • 1 month ago

    Forget insurance.  Go buy a new cover, install it.

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  • Mystic
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Why would you want to tell insurance about this? They may raise your rates. How about you just replace the tail light cover and be more careful backing up next time?

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  • 1 month ago

    Get it replaced.

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  • 1 month ago

    Go to an auto recycler and buy a used tail light assembly.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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  • CB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Likely your insurance coverage for collision is going to have a deductible that is higher than the cost of the repair. 

    Plus if you go through insurance it will just go against your insurance costs eventually...maybe not this one but when you start costing your insurance money on a continuous basis they will re-coup their losses. 

    Price a new or even used lens cover - probably well worth it to DIY.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Fix it ? ! ? ! ?

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  • 1 month ago

    Buy a new tail light cover. Otherwise, you risk getting a ticket for driving with it as is.

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  • 1 month ago

    You should repair the tail light cover.

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