Following the intense drought that desiccated parts of our country, South Africans have welcomed the rainfall which brought back life to so many areas that were declared ‘drought disaster zones’.
While the rainfall calls for celebration, thousands of motorists have faced severe vehicle and tyre damage, resulting from the torrential rain, potholes and inconsistency of road maintenance. Potholes are sometimes hard to avoid because they are not always visible, especially when driving at night.
Recently, Eyewitness News reported that approximately 6 out of 10 cars taken to a tyre centre in Gauteng have been damaged due to potholes or road construction. The number of tyre replacements done today, compared to three years ago, has more than doubled. Arrive Alive recently reported poor road conditions in South Africa may be costing the economy as much as R18 billion a year in addition to the individual costs inflicted on road users. View the article here.
In the event of your vehicle or tyres being damaged due to poor road conditions or construction on national roads, you can report this to the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL). Or alternatively, you can contact the local municipality and department of roads/public works in your local area.
Beame now offers you, for an additional monthly fee, an easy way to make sure that your wheels are always covered with Beame Protect Pothole Assist. If your tyres, mags or rims have been damaged, Beame will try to recover 100% of your costs from the relevant Road Authorities, nationwide.
Beame Pothole Assist offers you the following:
- Everything required to get a quick and full settlement. Beame notifies and ensures that the pothole is reported and fixed, preventing future damage to your vehicle and the vehicle of other road users. Beame will also complete all the necessary paperwork, which means that you don’t have to stand in any long queues.
- Complete management of the claims process including claim settlement facilitation with the relevant roads management authorities. You will receive a discount on tyre related products from Tiger Wheel & Tyre.
- 100% of all payouts from the Road Authorities with no additional costs to you.
- The full support of our legal and administration team.
Sign up today! Get simply sorted by visiting our website Beame Protect Pothole Assist or contact us on 0860 BEAME1 (232631)
‘Till next time, peeps!