Autopilot Recall and High-Accident Rate One-Two Punch for Tesla

What Is Going on with Tesla? “This recall is written in blood,” Former NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said in a CBS report that aired in December. He was talking about the recent voluntary recall...
What does an automobile diminished value appraiser do?

What does an automobile diminished value appraiser do?

Diminished value refers to the difference in the market value of a vehicle before a wreck versus what it’s worth after a wreck - because being in an accident almost always devalues a car significantly. A diminished value appraiser provides a report evaluating the...

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7 Tips from a Lemon Law Expert

7 Tips from a Lemon Law Expert

What Is a Lemon Law? Lemon Laws are laws in place to help protect consumers who have unknowingly purchased a defective vehicle. The defect can be something affecting the vehicle’s safety, performance, or resale value. As with many other things, Lemon Laws vary from...

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Secrets of a Diminished Value Appraiser

Secrets of a Diminished Value Appraiser

Wanna talk secrets? Diminished value is a secret insurance companies would love to keep. While they more or less dutifully pay out to fix your car after an accident, they don’t want to tell you that you may also be able to claim diminished value and collect a whole...

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How to Get a Total Loss Appraisal

How to Get a Total Loss Appraisal

If you have filed an insurance claim after a wreck, a claims adjuster will assess the damage and decide whether it’s fixable and how much it would cost. Insurance companies usually deem a car a total loss if repairs will cost more than the vehicle is worth.  In total...

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Diminished Value Recovery

How to Get the Most Out of Your Diminished Value Recovery

Want to know how to get the most out of your diminished value (DV) claim? Here’s the answer in three words: expert auto appraisal. If you’ve been the victim of an accident in which your high end vehicle sustained damage, the only way to recover the maximum value of...

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What to do if You Think You Are a Victim of Dealer Fraud

What to do if You Think You Are a Victim of Dealer Fraud

Buying a late model used car can be a savvy way to save money on an excellent vehicle, but what if the vehicle that was represented to you as clean or even certified turns out to be a lemon? What if it was previously damaged and the dealer didn’t disclose that? Or...

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Unlock the Secrets of Auto Appraisal

Unlock the Secrets of Auto Appraisal

There are any number of reasons you might need to know the worth of a vehicle. You might  be:   Looking to find out your car’s trade-in value   Wondering if the classic car you’re considering buying is worth the asking price  Dividing assets in a divorce case  ...

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Making a Successful DV claim

Making a Successful DV claim

How much does a diminished value appraisal cost? If you are in a position to ask this question, you deserve some sympathy. Everything about being involved in a car accident is a nightmare. Even if you or a loved one avoids injury, there’s a lot to deal with in the...

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How to File a Diminished Value Claim After an Accident

How to File a Diminished Value Claim After an Accident

Filing a diminished value (dv) claim after an accident is necessary if you want to recover the difference between what your car was worth before the crash and what it is worth now. For while the insurance company covers the cost of restoring your car to its...

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What the Heck Is Diminished Value for a Car Anyway?

What the Heck Is Diminished Value for a Car Anyway?

Say you’ve been in a car accident. It was the other driver’s fault. You jumped through the correct hoops–called the police to take an accident report, exchanged auto insurance information, took pictures of the damage, contacted your insurance company, got the required...

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