Wrecked Car Damaged Vehicle Blog

From Rollovers to Range Rovers, We Buy Any Car!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 29, 2013

DamageMAX specializes in damaged, broken and problem vehicles but we buy any car, anywhere!

The DamageMAX purchase process is very simple, fast and most importantly secure. You never have to worry about dealing with the public and your payment is secure & guaranteed. For more on our sales process, please listen to DJ Harrington "The Car-diologist" speak about what DamageMAX can do for you.

Call DamageMAX for MAXIMUM value on your DAMAGED vehicle and get fast payment for any vehicle!

Experience the DamageMAX Difference by calling 888-629-2137 or visiting http://www.damagemax.com/contact-us.htm for a free, no obligation vehicle price quote.

How Do You Sell a Vehicle with 200,000 miles?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 26, 2013

Who buys ultra high mileage vehicles? DamageMAX does every day!

Your 200,000+ mile vehicle is officially an ELV (End of Life Vehicle) and will be difficult to sell – even on Craigslist. When any vehicle accumulates 200,000 miles or more, guidebook values are useless. All that matters is condition, more specifically how the vehicle was maintained and cared for…

Was it garage kept? Oil changes every 5000 miles? Was it a city car or kept in the suburbs? If you frequent or work at shopping malls, your car will have significant excess wear & tear, including lots of door dings, scratches, bumper scrapes, etc. People looking for a car may consider a vehicle with 100,000 miles or even 150,000 to get a "better deal" but 200,000 miles means that vehicle will be expected to break down frequently and cost it's owner a great deal in repairs.

If you have a high mileage vehicle, selling it will take a lot of work and time. You also have to be concerned with liability and the buyer coming back to you if problems arise. Why take that chance? Take the fast & easy route to cash and sell your high mileage vehicle to DamageMAX. We have the worlds largest network of exporters, recyclers and parts buyers at our fingertips and they are looking for high mileage vehicles like yours.

Don't waste your time trying to sell your high mileage vehicle yourself, call DamageMAX for a fast, free, no obligation quote. It only takes a few minutes of your time to get MAX value for your end of life vehicle.

Please call 888-629-2137 or visit http://damagemax.com/contact-us.htm.

DamageMAX says "We Buy Any Car" – and We Mean It!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

There are many name brand websites claiming to be "the place" for trade-ins and purchases. But if you car is less than perfect, many of these websites will disqualify your car from their program. They tell you to bring your vehicle in for inspection at a shop across town. Kind of hard to do if the car won't run and drive, right?

DamageMAX will buy your car and you don't even have to leave your home! We are the Damaged Vehicle Experts. DamageMAX specializes in problem vehicles and if your vehicle fits any of these descriptions, we want it! In fact, we will even pay you top dollar for it and beat any bona fide written offer.

DamageMAX wants:

  • High mileage vehicles
  • Modified / Altered / rebuilt vehicles
  • Inoperable vehicles
  • Collision damaged (repaired & unrepaired) vehicles
  • Branded title vehicles
  • Vehicles with BAD History Reports: – Carfax/AutoCheck
  • Significant Exterior Vehicle Defects: – Collision, Hail, Flood, Previous Repair
  • Significant Mechanical Defects: – Drive Train, Electronics
  • Frame / structural damage (radiator support, frame rails, shock tower damage)
  • Hail / Flood / Fire / Smoke Damaged
  • DamageMAX will turn your problem vehicle into cash for you FAST.

Don't be taken, call DamageMAX for a fast, free, no obligation quote. It only takes a few minutes of your time to get MAX value for your Damaged Car.

Please call 888-629-2137 or visit http://damagemax.com/contact-us.htm.

Car is Totaled?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 19, 2013

Take Full Insurance Settlement, Don't Retain the Vehicle!

Many auto insurers encourage their policyholders to keep their vehicles even after declared a total loss. One major insurers boasts that nearly 25% of their total loss claims result in the salvage being "retained" by the policyholder. It works like this - policyholder gets check for the full value of the claim and then purchases the vehicle at a reduced (salvage) value from their insurer. Seems like a great idea for the insurer and the policyholder, right?

Wrong!

Many insurers are under the impression that there is "goodwill" associated with the owner- retained option since the policyholder did not want to scrap the car. Policyholders sometimes like this option because they are attached emotionally to the car or can't afford to replace it even with a full settlement. What policyholders often don't anticipate is the impact of a salvage title on their car's value - the title brand, but it will reduce the value by up to 50%!

Additionally, many policyholders believe they can repair the vehicle themselves based what seems to be an inflated damage estimate. However, many policyholders end up abandoning the project and liquidating the dismantled vehicle at a loss. Or, they fix the vehicle inadequately and drive the vehicle with sub-standard repairs.

There are success stories with owner-retained vehicles, but more often than not the policyholder ends up dissatisfied. When a policyholder asks DamageMAX to bid on their owner retained vehicle we decline to make an offer. Instead, we encourage the policyholder to take the full settlement and shop for a new vehicle.

However, many policyholders are in a more difficult situation - their vehicle is wrecked but not totaled and they can't or won't repair it. In this case DamageMAX will buy the policyholder's vehicle AS-IS.

Don't be taken, call DamageMAX for a fast, free, no obligation quote. It only takes a few minutes of your time to get MAX value for your Damaged Car. Please call 888-629-2137 or visit http://damagemax.com/contact-us.htm.

Don't Risk Your Life Selling Your Wrecked Car!

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sell your vehicle, FAST, FREE and SAFELY

When it's time to sell your wrecked vehicle, make sure you think about the options that suit your needs.

Consider your time - what is it worth? Will the amount of time it takes to sell it your self result in a higher price? Is the general public the right audience for your damaged vehicle? Is craigslist really your best option? There are lots of unscrupulous fraudsters on craigslist that operate scams to take advantage of less-than-savvy sellers. If you are not an experienced car trader, don't do it!

Here is a stark reminder of how someone risked life and limb for a better deal. Read more...

Don't get taken for a ride! Sell your damaged, broken or problem vehicle to DamageMAX. We are the nation's leading buyer of wrecked cars. Our payment is FAST, SECURE and GUARANTEED. And you never have to leave your home to sell your wrecked car to DamageMAX. We deliver payment and transport your vehicle - and pickup is always FREE!

Experience the DamageMAX Difference today by calling 888-629-2137 or visit damagemax.com for a free, no obligation quote on your wrecked vehicle.

What a Salvage Title Means

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Before you buy your total loss vehicle back from your insurance company, there are 3 things you need to think about:

  1. Factory Warranty – a salvage title voids the balance of your factory warranty. We can prove it because we were just denied warranty assistance by Nissan North America on a 50,000 mile vehicle. Why? This is what we were told "because you don’t really know the extent of the damage (hidden damage) that can severely impact interrelated systems (wiring)."
  2. Limited Insurance coverage - you can't get comprehensive insurance coverage – you are eligible for liability only in most states (if you are lucky, some carriers won't touch a salvage title vehicle). This is important, because when you wreck your salvage title vehicle you will be selling it "as-is" or making repairs "out of pocket"
  3. Vehicle History - you have a derogatory title brand & stigma history on your vehicle – this means your vehicle is worth 40-50% of the retail value "at best" if the repairs were done in a quality manner.

Before you buy your total loss back from your insurance carrier, consider these things carefully. There is a reason your insurance company is totaling the vehicle so ask yourself do I want this risk? Do I really know how badly the vehicle is damaged? Are the frame and various substructures intact ? How will it perform in the "next crash" if there is one?

DamageMAX specializes in Damaged, Inoperable and problem vehicles. We buy salvage title vehicles and remarket them to the right audience of buyers that will use them for parts, export and recycle the metal.

Experience the DamageMAX Difference and call (888) 629-2137 or visit DamageMAX for a free, no obligation quote.

You have a lot to lose by not calling us!

Is your vehicle a NTL non-total loss

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 12, 2013

Most people are familiar with the term "total loss" and if you are fortunate, you've never had one! The insurance claim game has changed however as third world demand for vehicle parts, damaged & inoperative vehicles and raw metals have given insurance carriers a way to reduce their claims settlement expense on total losses. Because they can sell your wrecked vehicle for top dollar, they are more inclined to total it and pay you fair market value. For a more in depth explanation on the total loss decision process see http://damagemax.com/value.htm#panel-1.

So what is a Non-Total Loss (NTL)? It's pretty simple…any vehicle with an insurance claim that does not meet the state mandated total loss threshold. This will include damaged vehicles, theft recoveries, hail, flood & fire damaged units, storm damaged vehicles, etc. These units will generally be drivable, but also include units with damage that are far beneath the total loss threshold. Your insurance carrier will be in "fix" mode on these vehicles almost 100% of the time and there is very little probability that you can convince them to total your vehicle.

DamageMAX wants your NTL! We specialize in NTL's - IT'S WHAT WE DO! Make the right move and call DamageMAX now for a free price quote on your Non-Total Loss vehicle. We buy any car, anywhere.

Please visit www.damagemax.com or call 888-629-2137 for a free price quote.

CARFAX Accident History - Fails

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

CarFax is notorious for missed accidents, inconsistencies in mileage reporting (created from key punch errors) and stigma branding. Statistics demonstrate that 70,000 people in the USA wreck their vehicles each day. Many of these "accidents" go unreported and people pay to fix their vehicle privately to avoid exorbitant insurance rate hikes. This has been going on for years and it's part of the deductible game. The higher the deductible, the more accidents that go unreported. But many people just follow protocol and report the accident because they truly don't know what it will cost to fix their vehicle. Consider the sheer number of people that have $1000 deductibles that have repair bills that hover around $1500…

Example:

You enter a busy intersection under a green light and an oncoming vehicle darts in front of you. You swerve to avoid a crash, hit a curb and blow out a two wheels & tires and have your vehicle towed from a busy urban intersection by a police-dispatched tow. There is no body or suspension damage but you've got expensive wheels and tires and the vehicle will need a 4 wheel alignment, a 2 wheels and tires. That's about $1500 in damage and nothing cosmetic or structural but CarFax will report that your vehicle was in a MAJOR accident and towed from the scene. This vehicle history will negatively impact the value of your vehicle and deter people from purchasing it in the future, including new car dealers.

Once the accident history is reported, it's forever and it will have a negative impact on the value of your vehicle.

What can you do?

Keep in mind that DamageMAX specializes in damaged, inoperable and problem vehicles. Problem vehicles includes lemons, flood, hail damaged, title brands and stigma history. We can pay top dollar for these vehicles, because we have access to the best market places for them including export markets.

For more information or a free price quote please visit www.damagemax.com or call 888-629-2137.

Experience the DamageMAX Difference!

Sell Your Damaged or Broken Vehicle FAST & FREE

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Your wrecked or broken vehicle is worth more than you think! DamageMAX buys hundreds of wrecked vehicles every week all over the USA and we pay top dollar and transport for FREE!

If your vehicle is 2002 or newer, DamageMAX will guarantee that your damaged vehicle is worth more than the tow & storage bill – and we will even pay it if we buy your vehicle!

Your damaged or broken vehicle is worth nothing to you if it doesn't drive, but it's worth hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars to parts buyers, recyclers or dealers that will repair the vehicle and restore it to be driven again.

Don't junk your wrecked vehicle or give the title to the the tow or impound yard. If the tow yard is asking for the title, this is a guaranteed sign that your vehicle is worth a lot of money. Don't be taken, call DamageMAX for a fast, free, no obligation quote. It only takes a few minutes of your time to avoid being taken advantage of by a storage yard.

Please call 888-629-2137 or visit http://damagemax.com/contact-us.htm.

CarFax - Friend or Foe?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Does Carfax make the Used Car Market more Efficient?

CarFax touts that it will help you make a more informed decision when buying a used vehicle. This can be true and it can be false. As highlighted on ABC's 20/20 (http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=18731208), CarFax is not as reliable as it proclaims to be. In many cases a vehicle has a negative Carfax vehicle history report when it was merely in a fender bender - this unfairly penalizes the seller. In other cases a vehicle that was in a major collision has a clean Carfax vehicle history report - this puts the buyer at risk, financially and potentially physically.

DamageMAX helps take this unease away from vehicle sellers. If you wrecked your car and don't want to repair it, don't worry about Carfax, the body shop or your insurance company. DamageMAX will make your problem go away - once and for all. And you can walk away with cash in your pocket!

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

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!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle.

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




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