If you’ve been in an automobile collision, after the initial shock and if the vehicle is not a total loss, the first thing to do is to determine where to get repairs done and get the vehicle there.
Most people simply take their vehicle to a dealer facility or a body shop that is suggested by the insurance adjuster or company. Although there are always exceptions, dealer facilities and body shops that insurance carriers suggest are not normally on the top of my list for high quality repairs. I present to you a few insider tips and questions that you should be thinking of when you select a repair facility.
Recently I was provided with a pretty big list of arguments that attempted to show why diminished market value on automobiles is not real, or at least why it is never very much. I am going to address each one, point by point so as to be very thorough. Mind you, these arguments were made by a professional who evaluates the market of stigma losses on automobiles.
In a professional forum for diminished value providers, we had a member inquire about how the amount of the repair bill affects the inherent diminished value of a vehicle. It is my experience that the amount of damages is an imperative factor to have in order to accurately assess diminished value. Let’s dig right into the details. . .