Nationwide automotive appraisal services provider Auto Appraisal Network has released a new website powered by SeoSamba’s marketing software, and embarking the latest internet technologies to better serve its franchisees and customers across the United States.
These days, everyone seems eager to make money creatively and doing something they are passionate about (and who can blame them?). If you know about a bit about car repairs or just consider yourself to be a car enthusiast, flipping cars may earn you some extra cash.
Summer. There is no better feeling than driving along in your convertible with the top down. The summer breeze whipping your hair around, the smell of the salty air from the ocean and the sunshine warming your skin, what’s not to love? If you look forward to summer just as much as most do and you spend most of your time planning your summer season with all of the baseball games, beach getaways bonfires, and anything else you can think …
The weather is warm and it’s bright out. It’s time for outdoor activities, picnics, and road trips. Beautiful weather calls for special drives through town and road trips. You can’t drive a vehicle that’s in need of repairs. April is National Car Care Month! Why not give your vehicle a good clean-up and check-up? Car safety is a top priority for all drivers. Spring provides the perfect weather to give your car the polishing it deserves. Having the right tools …
When looking for a pre-owned car, it’s always exciting (and somewhat of a relief) to come across the type of car you are looking for, especially if it’s within your price range. However, as all responsible car owners should know, it’s important to test drive the vehicle and get as much accurate information as you can before determining whether or not the price is fair. Here are some tips on how to determine if the used car you are hoping …
5 Things Than Can Kill Your Car's Appraisal ValuePeople don't often factor depreciation into the total cost of their new and used cars, but they should – especially if they have any intention of selling or trading in the vehicle at a time not too distant into the future.
Steps to Prepping Your Car for the Best Appraisal ValueIt’s common industry knowledge that you can get more for your used car when you sell it to a private party. After all, dealers must cover their overhead, and that’s a key consideration when they appraise your vehicle’s trade in value. Of course, that doesn’t stop people from trading in their vehicles because, although they may get less in return, they avoid the hassle of private advertising, and the inconvenience of waiting for a buyer. Regardless of which route you take when selling your used vehicle, however, there are a number of steps you can take to make sure that you get the most money for your used car.
Teach Your Teen the Art of Safe DrivingThe number one cause of teenage death in the United States is motor vehicle accidents. In fact, according to the center for disease Control (CDC), approximately 2,700 teenagers between 16 and 19 years old died in car accidents in the United States in 2010, and another 282,000 were treated in the emergency room. People between the ages of 16 and 19 are also three times more likely to be involved in a crash than those who are over 20. What these numbers show is that the odds are against teenagers when they get behind the wheel. What the numbers don’t show, however, is that there is a solution – parental involvement.
My Favorite AppraisalAll of my appraisals are special to me. I love hearing the stories of the cars and how they have affected my client’s life. Their vehicle has become one of their family members. The history reflects memories of past loves and future dreams.
Diminished Value Appraisals In SeattleA customer named Michelle from West Seattle called me regarding a diminished value appraisal. She had mentioned she was involved in a car accident in Bellevue which was caused by another driver. The other party’s insurance covered the $9,500 repair of her once pristine 2012 Toyota Prius which barely had 22,000 miles on the odometer. Immediately after it was out of the body shop she decided to trade it in at a Toyota dealership but the dealer would not accept the car since it was in a severe accident and could not be resold as a dealer certified pre-owned vehicle or even on the dealer lot as a used car.
Diminished Value in the SF Bay AreaI received a call from a gentleman that had been on a Ferrari Owners Rally for charity. The rally left Marin County, crossed the Golden Gate, lunched at Post Ranch Inn near Big Sur and ended in Beverly Hills. Not wanting to drive his Ferrari 612 Scaglietti back, he called a tow service.
Damages Extend Further Than Can Be RepairedSo much of our work these days seems to be as a result of an accidents which cause a diminished value to the car(s) involved......that was the case on the most recent Diminished Value appraisal that I did for Ms. Danielle H.
Making your Diminished Value ClaimGetting your car appraised by Auto Appraisal Network to determine you Diminished Value claim amount is only the first step in being compensated for your loss.
The effort we put into our reports is designed to stand up to the whole process and demonstrate to the at fault party, the you are prepared to take it as far as needed to be compensated. We compete with lots of other appraisers that can also determine the Diminished Value of your vehicle, but how far will that get you in getting compensated?