I replaced my tyres a week before the front of my car was smashed in. Is there anything I can do to scrape some money back from my now undriveable car?
Smash repair quotes have already priced me out of fixing it and I'm ready to see the rest of it off but the tyres are a real sore point for me.
It's currently stuck where it was parked (curbside hit and run) meaning it isn't readily accessible without it being towed.
I'm no expert but the tyres and rims seem pristine - is there anything I can do here? Would the wreckers offer more if I point this out?
I'm in the ACT for reference.
Update for anyone searching for similar circumstances in the future:
Most wreckers will reduce the quote for your car for the inconvenience of having to winch it up without the wheels (afterwards they just chuck the tyres onto a big pile anyways). Worth ringing around for the difference of a couple hundred. I managed to sell the wheels for 350. If I'd have stuck it out I might have gotten better but I didn't want to hold onto them too long.
The biggest pain in the ass was finding something to keep the car elevated with the added threat that it might be destroyed when car is winched.
Overall, worth it for cash in hand and not too much faffing in retrospect. Thanks all for the advice.