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Wrecked Car Case Study #128

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 21, 2014

25 million people have accidents each year on US roads. Only half of them will get reimbursed for collision repairs by the insurance company at fault. Of those 12.5 Million people, around 10% of them will find a way out of the vehicle because they just don't feel safe in it anymore. Most of the vehicles that get repaired wind up being a bad financial decision for the insured. Why sink several thousand dollars into a vehicle that is 6 years old and has 100K+ miles on it?

The truth is, most people don't know they have the option of keeping the proceeds that the insurance company will designate for the repairs, then selling their wrecked car for cash and getting something new. This is an actual case that turned out pretty good! Lets take a look at Brandy's case because she was fortunate enough to make the right decision.

2012 Jaguar XJ-L
12,000 miles
NADA Clean Retail Value $58,675
Collision Repair Estimate $39,000
Sold to DamageMAX for $20,000
Equity Position $325.00

Brandy hit a tree with her shiny new Jaguar and was at fault, but luckily the repairs were covered. She thought the damages were so severe that the car would never be the same – she was shocked when the insurance company told her she had to keep the car and that they would have to repair it. Brandy found and sent us the collision estimate along with a few photos taken from her cell phone and sold us the car in less than 24 hours. 72 hours from the first call, the Jaguar was gone and DamageMAX wired $20,000 to a very happy seller!

Brandy was able to keep her insurance repair check for $39,000 plus the $20,000 from the sale of the Jaguar which put her over NADA Clean Retail Value by $325.00! The best part is, she didn't have to write the check for her insurance deductible which kept another $1000 in her pocketbook.

Most damaged cars are worth a lot more than people think they are… Don't leave yourself in the dark, make an educated decision before you agree to fixing your wrecked vehicle. Call (888) 629-2137 or visit for an immediate cash offer on any damaged vehicle.

Your Son took your Car to Denny's

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 13, 2014

Your son begs and pleads to borrow your SUV to go with some friends to Denny's for a late night feeding. He calls 2 hours later and the first words you hear are "Mom, I'm sorry".

You just paid the vehicle off and dropped the collision coverage, this is not a good time for a car wreck you are thinking. Everyone is okay, maybe it's not that bad you keep telling yourself. Then you see your vehicle and it looks destroyed. Even if you could afford to fix it, you would never drive it again after sustaining that much damage. Junior is grounded forever!

Whats next? You need to get your car out of the towing yard and you can't have them take it to your home. Repairing all that damage is not an option either, you will have to just junk it, right? Wrong! There really aren't any junk yards anymore. There are scrap yards and auto recyclers that dismantle automobiles and sell the usable parts. Your Wrecked Vehicle is not junk! Your damaged car is not salvage. It's worth hundreds of dollars, perhaps thousands and the only way to find out is call DamageMAX for a free price quote!

Call (888) 629-2137 for an instant cash offer. We pay to tow it away and there is no charge for title processing.

Visit 24/7 and leave us your vehicle information and we will email you back a cash offer.

DamageMAX, pays the MAX for damaged and inoperable vehicles. Don't salvage your truck or car, sell it for parts and get more by calling

Don't Commit Insurance Fraud

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 27, 2014

You just made your last payment on your 2009 Honda CRV and its got 100,000 miles so you try to save a few bucks and you dropped collision coverage. The next day, you come out to get in your car and it's been side-swiped and it's no longer drivable. Talk about bad luck! You weren't even driving it??? You are gonna lose your car now because you can't afford to fix your car, it will cost thousands of dollars. What will you do?

Whatever you do, don't commit insurance fraud. The temptation to call your insurance company and reinstate your collision coverage will cross your mind – don't do this! Its illegal and there are stiff penalties including jail time for committing insurance fraud.

Take a look at the trends for insurance fraud by clicking here...

Don't commit insurance fraud, you can sell your wrecked vehicle and get some cash for a new car. In fact, your wrecked vehicle is probably worth a whole lot more than you think it is! Selling a damaged vehicle is easy if you call DamageMAX. DamageMAX, pays the MAX for any wrecked, damaged or inoperable vehicle. We go anywhere and if we buy your vehicle, we will tow it away for free!

If you dropped your insurance coverage and your car has been in an accident, call for immediate cash for your damaged vehicle. We buy any car, anywhere!

Call (888) 629-2137 or visit for an instant, no hassle cash offer on your vehicle.

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Always Tow Your Wrecked Car to a Dealership

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 24, 2014

Here's more on the corruption that runs rampant in the towing and storage industry (click here)

You just had an accident or your car is broken down and you are stranded, the first decision is to maintain your safety but who do you call for help?

If your trouble is mechanical, calling the police is not the answer. Call your roadside assistance company (AAA) if you have it or call a tow company and have it towed to a dealership. NEVER LET THEM TAKE IT WHERE THEY WANT- even if it's free!!! Tow your wrecked vehicle to a dealership, you always have the option of refusing the repair and removing your vehicle. Take the vehicle to your home or a reputable automobile dealer. If the vehicle is wrecked, the tow truck driver will be pushing you hard to take it to a body shop he knows – DO NOT ACCEPT THIS – TAKE YOUR VEHICLE TO THE DEALER. If your car is Ford, go to a Ford dealership, it's a much safer bet than some grease monkey's buddy that will scam you and pay the tow truck driver for dropping your car at their yard. They want your car because they want to charge you storage, disassemble your wrecked vehicle and charge you outrageous fees to put it back together. They will also charge you removal fees, administrative fees and any other fee they can pack into the bill that must be paid to get your vehicle back!

If you have a wrecked vehicle, you may have to call the police. The police will call a designated tow company that owns that stretch of road way by contract. This will cost you a lot of money! Better to call your tow company first and then the police if possible. Always Tow Your Damaged vehicle to a dealership. New Car dealers will not scam you for storage and try to get you to give them your title. They may sell you on the idea of buying a new or used car, but they don't scam people like the clowns in the article above.

Once your damaged vehicle is in a safe, storage free location call At DamageMAX we buy any car, in any condition and we pay to tow it away. If you call DamageMAX, we can buy your car with a single phone call and funds are guaranteed.

DamageMAX is the leading wrecked vehicle buyer.

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Is My Car Totaled?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Here is a great article that was featured on and that provides guidance to consumers that may have a total loss vehicle.

Great advice…but what if your vehicle is not a total loss? How do you know if your vehicle qualifies for a total loss? Most of the time the consumer has no say in this matter and your insurance adjuster makes decisions behind the scenes and sends you an email or calls you later to avoid confrontation. Many states have a total loss threshold or a formula the insurance company uses to decision a vehicle for total loss payout. You can find a guide to your state's total loss methodology here.

If you are being told by your insurance company that your wrecked vehicle is not a total loss and you don't want it back - you can sell it as-is and keep your repair check. Most people think a wrecked vehicle is junk – THIS IS NOT THE CASE. In fact, your damaged vehicle is probably worth hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars just for what's left of it–significantly more if it can be rebuilt and sold again.

If you want to sell your wrecked vehicle, is the place to come and find out how it can be done. is the leading buyer of damaged, wrecked and crashed vehicles of all types. We buy anything from a Rollover to a Range Rover and have purchased vehicles from $65 - $65,000.

If you read the article we shared from they emphasized the need for an educated decision. You really can't make one without knowing what your wreck is worth "as-is", so call for a value on your wrecked vehicle.

Call (888) 629-2137 or visit for a free quote.

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Sell Your Wrecked Car, Don't Fix It!

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Here's more proof why selling your damaged vehicle is a much better deal than fixing it and trading it in later. Once you have an accident, you have lost control of a lot more than your vehicle. You have NO SAY in what happens to you next if you don't act quickly.

1. At the accident scene, the police call the tow company of "their" choice–you can't use AAA or your MFR's Roadside Assistance because it's not an option. To make matters worse, you have no idea where your vehicle will be towed and the police are "close–lipped" and just hand you a slip of paper to call to find out where your car may be??? Check this out… the towing company in most cases will be getting a "bribe" which they label a referral for bringing your vehicle to their repair facility. You have NO SAY in this because you have no control of this process.

Now lets talk about what happens next. If you elect to fix your car, the Towing Company that dropped your car off at the body shop will get a HUGE kickback after the repairs are performed–10% of the repair amount! That's right, if the repairs are $8500 the Towing Company will get a check for $850. Guess who paid for that? YOU, YOUR insurance company and YOU again because your rates are going way up for all these expenses! Fixing your wrecked vehicle is not the best option, sell the car fast and cut your losses.

If you decide to sell your damaged vehicle, act fast because the shop that is holding your car hostage will be charging you outlandish fees. They will look like this:

Administration Fee
Daily Storage Fee ($25-75/day)
Personal Property Fee
Environmental Fee

We even had a shop charge extra to release the vehicle to anyone else but the owner of the vehicle. Wait…isn't it your car? You had an accident, the vehicle wasn't impounded for something illegal, why all these fees? Why don't you have any say who tows your vehicle?

Take control of your accident and make a quick decision. Call and let the damaged vehicle experts deal with the tow yards. will buy your damaged vehicle for top dollar, pay the charges and tow it away at no additional cost.

Call for an immediate cash offer and take charge of the situation and your vehicle. Call (888) 629-2137 to speak to a live Damaged Vehicle Consultant.

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