Mercedes-Benz 500 EMercedes-Benz has launched a headline-grabbing new initiative that gives ALL Mercedes drivers added reassurance in a crash.

In the event of an accident, the firm will now, completely free-of-charge, recover any of its cars from the accident scene – no matter where it is or how old the car.

The free service is available to drivers of any Mercedes-Benz car 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – regardless of the vehicle’s age, mileage or who was at fault.

If the car’s not driveable following a crash, Mercedes-Benz will attend the accident and recover it to an approved bodyshop. It will then be repaired by trained technicians using genuine parts.

You may save money by arranging your own recovery to a back street bodyshop, but this takes some of the hassle out of an accident and your car is guaranteed to be repaired to high standards.

Mercedes-Benz Cars customer services director Sally Jones said: “We are very proud to be able to offer this service to all Mercedes-Benz drivers during their time of need.

“Having an accident can be stressful, so by recovering the vehicle free of charge, we hope to take one element of worry away from our customers.”

If you’ve got a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, save this number in your mobile: 00800 1 777 7777, or 0207 975 7077. You never know when you might need it.