Insurers to assess damaged cars removed from SkyCity basement

Insurers to assess damaged cars removed from SkyCity basement | Insurance Business

Insurers to assess damaged cars removed from SkyCity basement

Insurers are preparing to assess the condition of over 100 cars removed from the parking basement of Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre four months after a raging fire engulfed the site.

According to a Stuff.co.nz report, the cars were removed this week and will be taken to sites for insurers to assess – however, insurers are already preparing to write the vehicles off as scrap due to prolonged exposure to damp conditions.

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While insurers such as AA Insurance have already paid out claims on the vehicles – in AA’s case, to the tune of $400,000 – owners were still invited to claim the contents they had left in their cars.

However, AA warned customers to be mindful of mould should they want to come and collect their things.

“Car owners will be invited to come and grab anything they want out of them but because of high levels of mould, protective gear will need to be worn,” Simon Hobbs, head of claims at AA Insurance, told Stuff.co.nz.