Chevrolet launches free accident service

Chevrolet drivers involved in a crash will have to make just one phone-call to deal with insurance, recovery and a courtesy car under a new scheme launched this week.

Chevrolet First is a new, free service from the US car maker which means drivers involved in a crash can phone a 24-hour call centre staffed with Chevrolet workers.

They will then contact the driver’s insurance company and Chevrolet says it will contact all insurance providers.

The staff member will also arrange for the vehicle to be recovered if it is needed and provide a courtesy car while repairs are taking place.

It will also deliver the car to a Chevrolet repair centre to ensure official parts and services are used to fix the car.

The free service, says Chevrolet, will eliminate the need for completing claims forms and ‘comes with the added benefit of knowing your vehicle will be fitted with genuine Chevrolet parts by Chevrolet trained technicians – keeping it 100% Chevrolet, 100% safe.’

Chevrolet First will also be available for drivers of Chevrolet cars bought before February 2012, giving owners of older Chevrolet vehicles the same service as new customers.

The offer is the latest in a series of non-prize incentives launched by Chevrolet as it expands the number of cars it has on sale in the UK.

Chevrolet already offers a five-year warranty on new cars; one of the longest warranties available for new car buyers.

The brand is in the middle of seven new car launches between 2011 and 2013. The most recent of which, the new Chevrolet Aveo supermini, will see the Fiesta rival go on sale in the UK next month.

The new Chevrolet Aveo prices start from under £10,000 and it will come with the Chevrolet First coverage in the event of an accident.