Fantastic - I'll look more seriously into then. From what I'm hearing you might as well use the cost of repair to contribute buying a new one, or one that's taken from a salvaged car / broken for parts. It wasn't a phone. It wasn't anything. I was driving down a country road, going around a bend, and suddenly a pot hole appeared. There's nothing sinister about it as you're implying. This is good to hear - which council was it? I've read online some councils are asking if claimants have notified their insurers of damage. Technically it is damage, and technically if I am trying to recover losses I should notify my insurance company.