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How to Claim from your Gap Insurance

While you took out your Gap Insurance so that you had cover in the event you needed it, none of us looks forward to the time we actually need to make that claim. It’s stressful to have your car written off in an accident or stolen, and be left without transport. Then, on top of all that, to face a long and complicated claims process.

That’s why we’ve done everything we can to make this as simple as possible for you, to ensure you get your pay-out swiftly, and to make sure you enjoy the very peace of mind you wanted when you took out your Click4Gap Gap Insurance cover.

Please follow these simple steps to get your claim started… and then let us do the rest.



Need to register a new claim?

It’s best to register your claim as soon as possible, and definitely before you accept any settlement offer from your insurer. We’ve given you a few options to do this, so you can select the one that suits you best:

  1. Visit apapp.co.uk and follow the steps to start your claim.
  2. Download the AutoProtect App on your smartphone by searching for “AutoProtect GAP”.
  3. Text the word APAPP to 88802, and we’ll send you a link via SMS to download our claims app (texts are charged at your standard network rate).

Below you’ll find details of when to start your claim and what information you’ll need, as well as answers to many other questions.

Want to follow up on an existing claim?

If you have any questions about a current claim, please feel free to call our claims managers, who will be happy to assist:

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, or Saturday 9am – 1pm
Please note that calls are charged at local rates

Claims FAQ

Knowing how confusing it can sometimes be, we’ve put together some helpful FAQs to assist you in how to claim from your car Gap Insurance. However, if you don’t find what you’re looking for here, please feel free to give us a call:

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, or Saturday 9am – 1pm
Please note that calls are charged at local rates

When should I start my Gap Insurance claim?

Please contact us as soon as possible after the incident to avoid any unnecessary delays in paying your Gap Insurance claim.

Motor insurers often make a low initial offer of settlement, and most of us are ill-equipped to manage these negotiations. However, our claims team are on hand and have a wealth of experience to do this for you. So please don’t accept any offer before our claims team have had the opportunity to check it and make sure it reflects the true value of your loss, to avoid you being left out of pocket.

What information will I need?

You’ll need to have the following information handy:

If you don’t have some of the above documents yet, you should still report the claim to us and then supply the documents as soon as you receive them.

How will you manage my claim?

Our aim is to make your claim as fast and stress-free as possible. Managing claims efficiently takes qualified and experienced professionals, that’s why we’ve appointed the specialist claims management company, AutoProtect (MBI) Ltd., to manage your claim experience and deliver fast settlement directly to you.

What if I don’t have a VAT invoice?

If you purchased your car from a private individual instead and don’t have a VAT invoice, we’ll check the value of your car in Glass’s Guide.

What is Glass’s Guide?

Glass’s Guide was launched in 1933 and has been the motor insurance industry’s leading vehicle valuation guide for over 80 years for third party valuation. It allows us to get an accurate valuation for your car from the date it was purchased.

Since both your motor insurer and Click4Gap will use the same independent valuation system, you can rest assured that your car’s depreciation will have been monitored and recorded accurately and reliably.

How will my claim be handled?

All of our Gap Insurance claims are managed in the UK, by the expert claims team of AutoProtect MBI Limited. They manage all claims with expert attention and settle valid claims within days.

Their claims team go through intensive training, and their dedicated and experienced claims handlers and loss adjusters will provide you with the assurance that your claim will be handled efficiently and effectively, from the very first notification of your loss, to the desk and field-based validations, and through to claims resolution and associated reporting.

Can I claim on my Gap Insurance even when I’m at fault?

You can still claim on your Click4Gap Gap Insurance policy if you are the responsible party in the accident that causes your car to be a total loss, and it isn’t a consideration when calculating your claim settlement amount.

Should I accept the settlement offer from my motor insurer?

Please contact our clams managers before you accept a settlement offer from your motor insurer, so that we can help you by negotiating with them on your behalf, to avoid you being left out of pocket.

Motor insurers will typically make an low offer of settlement in the first instance, and generally the average car owner isn’t experienced enough to handle these negotiations to get the best outcome. Knowing this, we make our claims team available to you to manage this for you, so you can be certain your settlement will reflect an accurate value of your loss.

Who will you pay in the event of a claim?

Your Gap Insurance claim settlement will be made directly to you, and not to the dealer or the lender. We’ll contact you to ask for your bank details via a secure link as soon as we’re ready to settle your claim.

How quickly will you pay my claim?

We appreciate the negative impact of your car being written off and the financial strain this can place on you and your family. So, we do everything in our power to make the claim process is as stress-free as possible.

In addition, we are totally committed to treating our customers fairly, and this means effective claims resolution and fast payment of claims, generally within days of receiving all of your required documents.

Would I get compensation if you’re unable to pay my claim?

Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited, who underwrite your policy are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. This means that if the Insurer isn’t able to meet its responsibilities, you will covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

You can obtain further information about this compensation scheme at www.fscs.org.uk, link to this url or by emailing them at enquiries@fscs.org.uk, or by calling them on 0800 678 1100.

How much will my Gap Insurance pay out?

This will be dependent on the policy and level of cover you took out, as well as the particular circumstances of your total loss incident.

£11,200

Market value at loss,
covered by your
motor insurer

£5,300

Possible shortfall amount,
for your account

If you paid £16,500 cash for your car and a year or so later it’s declared a total loss, after your motor insurance pay-out you could have a shortfall of as much as £5,300. If you have Gap Insurance, this shortfall would be covered in total up to an amount of £50,000, subject to the policy terms, plus up to £1,500 for dealer-fitted accessories and £250 towards your motor insurance excess.

When might my Gap Insurance not pay out?

Your Click4Gap policy details all of the circumstances that you cannot claim for, including the vehicle being declared a total loss as a result of:

Your policy terms will provide a full list of these exclusions.

Combined RTI Gap Insurance

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