Assess the damage. Does it need to be repaired? If so, try to take a picture of the damage and note when it happened. Contact your insurance company. Your insurance company will be able to tell you whether or not you need to repair the damage yourself or if they’ll cover it.
File a police report. If possible, file a police report before having any work done on your vehicle. This can help protect you from paying for any unnecessary repairs later on down the line.
How to file a police report?
The contact insurance company or local police station depending on the severity of the damage If your insurance company claims they won’t cover this accident then contact your local police station immediately because they should be able to help out with dealing with this situation.
They will assign a detective who will investigate further into this matter and find out who caused it.
Get an estimate from a body shop
It’s best to get an estimate from a body shop before reporting it to your insurance company because they can tell you if there will be any additional damages that aren’t covered by your policy like paint chips which could raise your premium if not repaired right away.
Assess the severity of the scratch
If someone scratched your car and didn’t leave a note, the first thing you should do is assess the severity of the scratch. If it’s minor and can be fixed with a bit of elbow grease, then you can probably handle it yourself.
But if it’s more serious or requires specialized tools or skills to fix, you may want to consider taking your car to a professional body shop. If it’s not too severe, try this simple home remedy.
Wash the area with soap and water, then apply toothpaste (not gel) to the affected area. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly with water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
This will help remove some scratches but won’t work on deeper ones. If your car is older or has been in an accident before, you might want to consult a professional about whether repairing the damage will be cost-effective.
Take pictures of the scratch
If you don’t have a camera with you, you can use your phone to take pictures of the damage. The best way to do this is to park your car in front of a white wall or some other object that has a lot of contrast.
This will make it easier for the police to see what happened and how much damage was done. If possible, get pictures from different angles and under different lighting conditions so that all of the details are visible.
What time it was when it happened?
If you were hit by a car while driving, and you weren’t able to get the license plate number, the next most important piece of information you can provide is the time that the accident took place.
If you have a clock in your car, take a look at it right before and after the accident occurs. This will help your insurance company determine whether or not you were at fault for hitting another vehicle or if someone else was at fault.
if you’re ever in a situation where someone scratches your car and doesn’t leave a note, don’t freak out. The world is full of kind people. You might say that the person who scratched your car was just trying to help by getting the paint off and even if they weren’t, maybe it’s not worth getting mad about.
But if you do want to get angry about something, get angry about how much money has been spent on car insurance premiums because of people who don’t pay attention when they’re driving. It’s often cheaper than repairing your car.