Wrecked Car Damaged Vehicle Blog

Insurance Direct Repair Programs (DRPs) and your Wrecked Car

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A recent J.D. Power and Associates survey indicates that wrecked vehicles are not being repaired right the first time. The 2013 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study (released January 2013) indicates that while insurance companies and body shops are repairing vehicles faster, the quality of repair is suffering. Contributing to lower satisfaction is a decline in the percentage of vehicles being fixed right the first time.

"While insurers have made significant progress in the past 12 months to improve the efficiency of the claims process, the repair providers have not kept pace," said Jeremy Bowler, senior director of the insurance practice at J.D. Power and Associates. "Failure to repair a vehicle correctly is critical to the customer experience as average satisfaction scores tumble over one hundred points for those who had to bring their vehicle back for repeat repairs."

Auto Insurers care about settling the claim fast and cutting their expenses. If you use their DRP the insures saves and you get nothing in return – quality drops, repair time increases, satisfaction wanes. If you go out of network for repair, you get a check quickly but usually for less than what is needed to repair the car (evidenced by the increasing of supplemental repair orders) and you are not compensated for diminished value!

If you choose to repair your vehicle you wait an average of 13.5 days for your car! And it probably won't be repaired correctly the first time. Add in CARFAX diminution and it makes sense to sell your damaged vehicle AS-IS.

Given all these facts, it is time for a paradigm shift. Just as you would not repair a broken television, clock or microwave, don't repair your wrecked vehicle. Sell it to DamageMAX and let us worry about what to do with your wrecked car. We buy damaged vehicles every day and specialize in your once-in-a-lifetime problem.

It your right not to repair your vehicle. You may request the settlement check and not repair the vehicle. If you wrecked your car and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check! Thought you could not have your cake and eat it too? Not so with DamageMAX!

DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle

Call 888-629-2137 and email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote!

You Can't Hide a Wreck from CarFax

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 24, 2013

I love it when people advertise their vehicle for sale "NO CARFAX HISTORY" or "CLEAN CARFAX REPORT" and they are selling a recently wrecked vehicle.

They will brandish a CARFAX REPORT on the vehicle and circle the Vehicle Identification Number and happily send you a copy via email. Indeed the CARFAX report will show that there are no accidents and no stigma history which would dramatically reduce resale value in the future.

NOTE: This is evidence for how CarFax Negatively impacts the value of a damaged vehicle – we said this before…

There is a slight problem however…

CarFax procures data from law enforcement, tow and other governmental agencies and there is a lag in time.

Example:

"Customer A" skids off road and hits a tree - a single vehicle accident. A tow is required to recover the vehicle. Police arrived on the scene and dispatched the recovery vehicle. Customer A decides to not report the accident to his insurance company and declares CLEAN CarFax. CarFax pulls data on vehicle tow from participating police municipality several weeks later and reports MAJOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT HISTORY – vehicle towed from scene.

In this example, the customer misrepresented the vehicle "knowingly" and they told you about it which takes them off the hook if you buy their vehicle in either damaged or repaired form. When the CarFax report comes through, don't be surprised - "CarFax Knows"!

DamageMAX can keep you out of harms way. Sell your wrecked vehicle fast with DamageMAX and leave the liability & disclosure compliance behind. DamageMAX will buy your wrecked vehicle for cash, wherever – whenever and give you the freedom to get a replacement vehicle and the peace of mind that you deserve after having an accident.

If you have comprehensive insurance coverage and your repairs are covered, you have the right not to repair your vehicle. You may request the settlement check and not repair the vehicle. If you wrecked your vehicle and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check! Thought you could not have your cake and eat it too? Not so with DamageMAX!

DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle.

Call 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote!

Vehicle Value Guidebooks and Your Wrecked Car

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Your car has been in an accident and you need to sell your wrecked car.

How do you sell your wrecked car? Where do you start? The experts at DamageMAX can tell you where NOT to start…

Don't start with Kelley Blue Book - KBB's values are inflated specifically for Auto Dealers to use on window stickers for their used vehicle inventory. Kelley is notorious for very high retail figures that the dealer can discount deeply and make the customer feel better about the purchase price (like they got a better deal). Consider this…would you PAY Kelley Blue Book Price for a used car on a dealers lot? No! Then why would you ask Kelley Blue Book for your used car? Why emulate a process that you seek to avoid? Start high & work down? Car dealers get a bad rap for this same exact sales tactic but the average everyday person presumes to resort to the same strategy?

Folks the process is broken and due for an overhaul…

NADA Retail is more realistic and a guidebook that utilizes transactional data that comes from New Car Dealers in the US. That said, NEVER use retail as a starting point for pricing any damaged vehicle because that vehicle will never be CLEAN again, nor will it be RETAIL material.

CARFAX will show vehicle history that the vehicle has been in an accident. This is called STIGMA history and it is indeed derogatory.

Car Dealers will not want your vehicle for trade-in, and they will unfortunately avoid giving you a trade-in figure at all costs. They will have no choice but to tell you it is better to sell on your own, because the number they are forced to give you will be so low, you will most likely leave the dealership incensed. Is this the dealers fault? No. Did they treat you unfairly? Absolutely not. Your vehicle is no longer worth what it was after a collision and it never will be. No matter how much you owe, or how attached you are to your car, it's worth at least 30% less after the repairs. This is proof that DIMINISHED VALUE exists and can be substantiated in every state.

Whether your wrecked vehicle is repaired or not, the best way to trade-in the vehicle is with a firm offer from DamageMAX – the damaged vehicle experts. Our Clean-Break TIP (Trade-in Program) lets you walk away from your wrecked car and ride today in a new vehicle at any new or used vehicle dealer in the USA!

It's your right not to repair your vehicle. You may request the settlement check and not repair the vehicle. If you wrecked your car and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling or trading-in your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check and ride today in a new car!

How to Sell Your Wrecked Car by Yourself

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Step 1: Don't Do It

Step 2: Contact DamageMAX.com at 888-629-2137 or info@DamageMAX.com for instant offer!

Why?

 

Problem

Solution

 

SCAMS

Craig's List can't guarantee payment and vehicle pickup

DamageMAX guarantees top dollar payment and free pickup - you never have to leave home!

BUYERS

Who's looking to buy a wrecked car from a consumer?

DamageMAX only buys wrecked cars!  We know what we're doing, unlike the amateurs!

TIME

You wait for someone to show up (maybe) and they don't have a check!

DamageMAX BUYS NOW with electronic payment or cashier's check!

LIABILITY

Did you do the paperwork right?  Will buyer sue you?

DamageMAX BUYS "AS-IS" and understands your vehicle's problems

WEIRDOS

There are lots of unsavory characters in the wrecked car universe

DamageMAX will never come to your home - we price the car off your word and your pictures

It is a lot of hard work to sell anything - especially a wrecked car. Why go through all the hassle when DamageMAX.com can pay maximum value for your damaged car now? Our offer is instant and guaranteed. Save yourself a lot of time and trouble - let the damage vehicle experts at DamageMAX buy your wrecked car and pick it up free.

If you have comprehensive insurance coverage and your repairs are covered, you have the right not to repair your vehicle. You may request the settlement check and not repair the vehicle. If you wrecked your vehicle and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check! Thought you could not have your cake and eat it too? Not so with DamageMAX!

DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle.

Call 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote!

The DamageMAX Challenge - We Beat Any Wrecked Car Purchase Offer

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 08, 2013

DamageMAX will beat any competitor's legitimate written offer on your Damaged, Wrecked, In-operable or problem vehicle - guaranteed!

Before you sell your damaged vehicle to a scrap yard or hand over your title to a tow yard or impound lot, call DamageMAX for a free quote.

Experience the DamageMAX difference - we pay more for your wrecked vehicle.

If you have comprehensive insurance coverage and your repairs are covered, you have the right not to repair your vehicle. You may request the settlement check and not repair the vehicle. If you wrecked your vehicle and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check! Thought you could not have your cake and eat it too? Not so with DamageMAX!

DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle

Call 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote! 

Selling your Wrecked Vehicle Fast & Free

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 07, 2013

Online may appear to be the best option, but the internet can be a scary place. Especially if you are in distress and trying to get rid of your wrecked vehicle quickly because you are paying storage at a tow yard and have liability insurance only. Craig'slist.com sounds good, because it’s free. But it does not attract international buyers and parts buyers that would maximize the price you can get for your wrecked vehicle - it attracts bottom feeders looking to take advantage of your difficult situation. AutoTrader and Cars.com are focused on "front-line ready" vehicles that could be retailed immediately - not wrecked vehicles. There are auctions out there too - but eBay can't guarantee you a price instantly on your damaged vehicle, in fact a listing can take days or even weeks to produce a single bid.

DamageMAX can instantly price your wrecked vehicle and pick it up for free! We are wrecked vehicle experts and can pay top dollar, instantly!

If you have comprehensive insurance coverage and your repairs are covered, you have the right not to repair your vehicle. You may request the settlement check and not repair the vehicle. If you wrecked your vehicle and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check! Thought you could not have your cake and eat it too? Not so with DamageMAX!

DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle

Call 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote!




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