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Seto Kaiba
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I am thinking emotional right now, because I got in a car crash a month ago.
Perhaps, some of you guys can help me get through this logically.

Like a month ago, I got T-Boned by a car, but it was all my fault for being a dummy driver.
I paid the other driver out-of-pocket, because we did not want to go through my insurance and report some paperwork.
My insurance would at least double, if it were reported to be that I'm at fault and because of the repairs.
Also, It would not go down to the original rate even if it has been a few years.

Damage Conclusion:
The other driver probably hit me around 20-30 mph.
No injuries from both parties (always go through insurance if injury/death are involved)
The doors got damaged.
The right frame of the car is damaged.
The car is drivable.
Airbags were not deployed.
There is a permanent record on my BLUELINK account that reported the CHASIS/FRAME damage. (Unerasable)

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Seto Kaiba
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I tried to just replace the doors, because it was the cheapest.
If I were to do the frame repairs, it would not make any sense because I would not get my money back anyways due to the accident condition of the car.


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Seto Kaiba
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I am scared to take it to the Hyundai Dealership for maintenance/recalls because of its current condition.
I don't know what to do.
Plus, I do not know how the warranties are affected. (Engine, bumper to bumper, electrical, and etc.)

Also, I am just saying that I will drive the car for 10 years, so any depreciation won't matter anymore.
 

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Sorry to hear this. Since your car wasn't issued a salvage title, I think you should be good for warranty and maintenance. You should read the finer details of the Hyundai warranty agreement though.
See section 5 of the warranty handbook...What is not covered:
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Can you guys tell me what I'm supposed to do/say at the dealership?
Should I not even mention it, and hope that they don't notice?
If they do the seatbelt recall repair, they are going to. 😭

It is going to be super awkward when I bring it in.
 

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Also any parts with the paint chipped, I would at minimum paint it, to prevent rust, the black markings, you might be able to buff it out with some turtle wax and maybe a rotary polisher to clean up the blemishes
 

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I think I'd just bring it in and not say anything. Deal with it if they bring it up.
Amen. I'd say nothing. You can honestly say "I don't know what happened to it" which is the truth if you think about it. Unless you are a structural engineer or physicist, you do not truly know what happened to the parts of the car when it was hit. :)

That damage doesn't look very bad anyway. As long as the car can maintain an alignment, it's fine. Engine, tranny, and electrical-wise, that accident affected nothing.

Also, had you turned it over to your insurance and they fixed it 100%, it would've been repaired and not totaled (and thus marked salvage/scrap), so the warranty wouldn't have been affected. Warranty only disappears when it's marked a total loss, insurance pays for it and then auctions it off as a rebuildable vehicle.

So the warranty should be fine. Heck, don't worry about it. No one was hurt; that's the important thing. 40,000 people a year in the USA alone die in car wrecks. Just enjoy your cool car for 10 years then get something else.

You took responsibility and paid out of pocket for everything to keep from screwing up your insurance rates.
 

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Can you guys tell me what I'm supposed to do/say at the dealership?
Should I not even mention it, and hope that they don't notice?
If they do the seatbelt recall repair, they are going to. 😭

It is going to be super awkward when I bring it in.
When in doubt act like you are dumber than a bag of hammers. Always works for me R.🤣
 

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When in doubt act like you are dumber than a bag of hammers. Always works for me R.🤣
Yep, the Hyundai techs will probably just think you hit something on the road and didn't realize the damage or that your son/daughter/nephew/niece borrowed it while you were in Florida on vacation and damaged it and repaired it on the down low like the Porsche 928 in "Risky Business" (1983).

 

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I am scared to take it to the Hyundai Dealership for maintenance/recalls because of its current condition.
I don't know what to do.
Plus, I do not know how the warranties are affected. (Engine, bumper to bumper, electrical, and etc.)

Also, I am just saying that I will drive the car for 10 years, so any depreciation won't matter anymore.
Sorry to hear about this, I know the feeling. I agree that if your title remains clean, just keep it. My considerable experience with these things suggests that you check with your people for a reliable, flexible body shop,obviously mention a cash payment, and see what they can do. They hav3 a lot of fixed expenses, and ars always looking for work.

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