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Ask the Doctor presents: The CAR-diologist Answers Questions About Your Wrecked Car

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 21, 2013

Potential DamageMAX.com Customer - Question for the Doctor

Question

Totaled by Teenage Driver: My 16 year old son just wrecked my brand new Honda Accord. Luckily he was not hurt but the car is pretty rough. He hit a telephone pole head-on outside our neighborhood grocery store. The car is drivable and we were able to get it back to the house. We have not called our insurance agent yet because we are afraid of what might happen to our insurance premium. My neighbor had a similar accident and his body shop charge over $6,000. CAR-diologist, we just can't afford that repair and we can't turn in the claim to our insurer.

What is your diagnosis?

Answer

The CAR-Diologist: Your situation is not as bad as your think. After looking at the pictures you sent me, I believe it would be worthwhile for you to sell your car "AS-IS". While it may cost you $6,000 or more to repair your Accord, DamageMAX buys thousands of damaged cars and is able to take advantage of volume discounts with wrecker services and body shops. We pass this savings on to you by paying the most for your wrecked car. And pickup is always free!

My diagnosis for you is to check out the 2 links below and call me in the morning:

Ask the Doctor presents: The CAR-diologist Answers Your Questions About Your Wrecked Car

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 15, 2013

Potential DamageMAX.com Customer - Question for the Doctor

Question

Confused after a Collision: I was in an accident that was not my fault. Even though the airbag did not deploy, my 2006 Toyota Camry's entire front end needs to be repaired or replaced. The fender, bumper, headlights, grill, hood and door were severely damaged. The motor has not been checked yet because the other driver's insurance company has not looked at my car. But I think it is OK because the engine was still running even after the accident. My mechanic told me that the repairs could be $5,000 or more.

Will my car be totaled?

Answer

The CAR-Diologist: Without knowing the mileage or specifications of your vehicle, projecting a value is difficult for me. However, my guess is that your vehicle has a retail value around $12,000 with an average of 80K miles. Without knowing the state you reside in I don't know the total loss threshold but 70% is a good guess. Given this, your car will probably be repaired instead of totaled.

DamageMAX can quote you a price on the damaged vehicle and allow you to take the repair money, our check for your wreck and buy a new car instead of repairing your current one. But if they pay you $12,000 for a total loss, it is your best option. The game changer for you is mileage. If your car has very high mileage, the insurance company might reduce your settlement to reflect those miles, making it less attractive for you to take the total loss. My diagnosis for you is to go to the 2 links below and call me in the morning:

Stop Storage Charges on your Vehicle

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 12, 2013

If you had an accident and your vehicle has been towed and impounded you don't have many options and you don't have the luxury of time. You need to make decisions or keep paying storage.

If you have no money to fix your vehicle and no place to tow it while you figure things out, call DamageMAX.

We will buy your damaged vehicle and pay the storage charges - we will even tow it for free!

Don't give your title to the storage yard, get cash for it from DamageMAX. Most of the people we buy vehicles from don't expect to get very much for their vehicle. The storage yard wants you to believe it is worth nothing - wrong!

We can pay hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars for your damaged or destroyed vehicle. Experience the DamageMAX difference and get cash for your wrecked vehicle today!

DamageMAX is the leading buyer of damaged, broken and problem vehicles and we can make your wrecked car AND your problems disappear and get you back on the road. Call DamageMAX and let us help take the sting out of your auto accident & put some cash in your pocket!

Call DamageMAX now! We can get your car moved to our facilities and immediately stop the storage charges. We will buy your wrecked car for top dollar and get you out of a bind. DamageMAX is nationwide and can move your car NOW.

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle.

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

Get Out of Your Wrecked Car Now

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 08, 2013

You just wrecked your vehicle and it's been towed from the accident scene. No injuries, thank heavens.

What do you do next?

  • Call insurance company – report accident
  • Get a rent-a-car
  • Start weighing options on repair or replacement of wrecked vehicle
  • Wait…

#4 is what you better get used to because you are no longer in control of your destiny. Your insurance adjuster will decide if your car will be repaired or totaled. There's a formula, there are legal guidelines and corporate policies, none of which are your concern. You may not even get an explanation as to how things are decided or calculated and you may not even be able to choose your own repair shop (without some resistance anyway).

You just wait…

Why wait? Contact DamageMAX and get a free price quote on your wrecked vehicle now! Knowledge is power and if you can sell your wrecked vehicle "as-is", having that information before you get the call from your insurance adjuster will be your advantage.

Take charge and take control now. Quit waiting around for someone else to decide your automotive destiny. Bank your wrecked car with DamageMax, take the repair check for your vehicle and go get yourself a new ride.

DamageMAX is your ACE in the hole.

Quit waiting around and make something happen now.

Call 888-629-2137 or visit damagemax.com for a free no obligation price quote on your wrecked vehicle.

Been in a Wreck? Still Owe Your Lender a Check?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 07, 2013

Stop! Don't throw good money away fixing your wrecked car. You think you have to fix your car because you can't afford to pay of the note. That is the way it was... DamageMAX will buy your wrecked car, pay off your lender and whatever money is left after the lien payoff is yours to keep.

We work with any bank or lending institution, including title lenders. Sell your wreck to DamageMAX, pay off your note, and deposit the repair check from the insurance company and go get a new vehicle! Why repair a vehicle with lots of miles on it? Put that cash into something newer that will last longer and have lower operating costs.

Call 888-629-2137 or visit DamageMAX.com for a no obligation quote. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose. But you must act quickly and decisively or you will quickly squander any chance at getting some cash out of your wrecked vehicle.

Call DamageMAX now! We can get your car moved to one of our facilities and immediately stop the storage charges. We will buy your wrecked car for top dollar and get you out of a bind.

DamageMAX.com pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle.

Experience the DamageMAX.com difference - Call 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant FREE quote!

Don't Sell your Wrecked Car to a Junk Buyer

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 06, 2013

DamageMAX buys vehicles that will be restored, exported or re-purposed. We are not a scrap buyer. Scrap buyers pay by the pound for your car to harvest the metal. They provide a valuable service within the auto industry and what they do is good for the earth, but it's not good for your wallet!!!

If the word JUNK or RECYCLE is in the name of the business you are selling your wrecked vehicle to, you will not get top dollar for your vehicle. You are better off donating it and taking the tax write-off.

Call DamageMAX for a free quote before you sell your damaged or broken vehicle. We will shoot you a price in minutes and give you the most money for your wreck - guaranteed!

Call 888-629-2137 for a free quote.

Experience the DamageMAX difference.

DamageMAX Takes Non-Total Loss Vehicle Purchase Program Public

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 06, 2013

DamageMAX is partnering with owners of damaged vehicles and insurance carriers to accommodate those who want out of their wrecked vehicle.

Today, almost half of all wrecked vehicles repaired by insurance companies leave owners very dissatisfied. After the trauma of a motor vehicle accident, many drivers simply do not want to get behind the wheel of a wrecked vehicle again. When you factor in the emotional after effects of APTSD (accident post traumatic stress disorder), the claims settlement process is arduous for the driver and the insurer. The driver of the vehicle views the wrecked vehicle as destroyed and the insurer assesses the same vehicle as “repairable”.

Most of these vehicles have sustained several thousand dollars of damage but remain significantly under legal total loss thresholds – even with diminished value considered. The insurer is diametrically opposed to their policyholder and they have no choice but to force the repair – a decision that makes their customers’ very unhappy! This process is “friction filled” and for decades consumers have had no alternative solution - until now. DamageMAX is now that solution!

DamageMAX brings the efficiency of the damaged vehicle marketplace to consumers by offering a national damaged vehicle purchase program. DamageMAX is changing the game by offering consumers a better alternative.

Insurers are now taking a proactive approach by partnering with DamageMAX and referring their policyholders to DamageMAX for purchase quotes before things get tenuous in the claims handling process. Consumers see this as a “goodwill” gesture and view their carrier in a more favorable light.

DamageMAX is now working directly with insurers and car dealers to help consumers sell or trade out of their wrecked vehicles. Consumers can take the check intended for the repair and sell their damaged vehicle “as-is” to DamageMAX and head to the dealership with a pocket full of cash! The process is very simple - take the check for the repair from your insurance company and the check for your wreck from DamageMAX, and buy a new car!

DamageMAX buys wrecked cars, across the United States and our phones are up 24/7/365.

If you wrecked your car and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your wrecked car to DamageMAX.

DamageMAX will buy your wreck “AS-IS"!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle

Call us 24/7/365 at 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote.

Sell Your Wrecked Car to DamageMAX

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 05, 2013

You just walked away from your vehicle after an accident - figuratively! But don't do it in a literal sense because that wreck is worth hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars - even if its just parts!

The towing company wants you to believe its "junk" so they can con you into giving them the title on exchange for free towing and storage. Don't get taken for a ride just because your vehicle did!

DamageMAX pays top dollar for wrecked vehicles on the spot! We include towing and we will even pay you storage bill.

Call 888-629-2137 or visit DamageMAX.com for a free quote.

You have everything to gain - don't lose your car!

Sell Your Wreck and Keep the Insurance Check

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 04, 2013

Stop ! Don't throw good money away fixing that old car you just wrecked. Even if its covered by insurance, that is YOUR money and it is most likely better spent on a new vehicle.

Sell your wreck to DamageMAX and take the repair check from the insurance company and go get a new vehicle! You have cash! Cash is KING and it's time for something new. Why repair a vehicle with lots of miles on it? Put that cash into something newer with a lot more life left in it.

DamageMAX pays top dollar for wrecked vehicles.

Sell DamageMAX your wreck and keep the insurance check.

Call 888-629-2137 or visit DamageMAX.com for a no obligation quote. You have everything to gain and if costs you nothing to educate yourself.

DamageMax Informational Videos Featuring the Car-Diologist Released to the Public

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 01, 2013

DJ Harrington, renowned collision industry veteran releases informational videos to assist consumers in making decisions about their damaged vehicles.

ATLANTA AND NEW YORKDJ Harrington's long awaited informational video spots for DamageMAX are being released to the public today on DamageMAX.com and YouTube.

Dr. Harrington represents DamageMAX at industry events, in advertising campaigns and on the internet. Known as the "CAR-diologist", Dr. Harrington has over 37 years of automotive industry experience.

Dr. Harrington chose to represent DamageMAX because of its many benefits to damaged vehicle owners: "For years I have worked with car dealers and body shops--9 times out of 10 they unable to assist consumers that can't afford to, or simply don't want to repair their wrecked vehicle. DamageMAX solves this problem for the consumer as well has collision repair facilities and automotive retailers."

Not only does the CAR-diologist advise consumers when to sell their damaged car to DamageMAX, he also guides the viewer through scenarios when it does make sense to repair their wrecked vehicle. Based on vehicle model, year, equity position and prior history, DJ objectively advises damaged vehicle owners of their best options. For example, DJ informs viewers about a collision industry secret - that you don't have to repair your car just because a repair check was provided in an insurance settlement. You can take the repair check from your insurer and the check DamageMAX gives you for your wrecked vehicle and buy a new car.

Dr. Harrington stresses the best short and long-term solutions for vehicle owners facing tough decisions regarding whether to repair or sell their damaged vehicle. For example, selling a vehicle with a "Bad CarFax" can result in up to a 16% reduction in selling price - and this is after spending the money to repair the wrecked car. Repairing a damaged vehicle may seem like the best decision because it is cheaper than replacing the vehicle. Dr. Harrington stresses that it may be cheaper in the short run but can cost a lot more in the long run because of increased depreciation associated with the accident, post-repair.

Dr. Harrington will promote DamageMAX's ubiquitous slogan, "DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the repair check." He will release new informational videos for DamageMAX throughout 2013, exploring new topics to assist consumers in each spot.




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