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 …
The psychology of collecting carsCar collecting trends come and go, what was hot 5 years ago isn't hot today, but what was hot 15 years ago is hot again. We watch the auctions either live or televised and watch the trends roll out in anticipation of the next hot collectible car.
Ferrari vs. Lamborghini SalesWhy does a Ferrari always seem to make the top collector car of the period while the Lamborghini never quite makes it?
From the US market perspective both manufacturers are considered European Super Cars, or more specifically Italian Sports Cars, but if your watch the Pebble Beach auctions, Ferrari dominates the record breaking prices paid. Whether it’s a 250 GTO, a Daytona or a F40, Ferrari cars bring big bucks while the Miura, Countach and Diablo just hang right in in there, but fail to make the record sales.
National Race ColorsIt’s not a coincidence that Italian race cars are red. Since the early days of racing, national race teams identified their nationality by their colors.
Obviously Italian Cars are Rosso Corsa or ‘Race Red’. Alfa Romero, Maserati, Ferrari and Lamborghini national race teams will be painted red, While English cars will be British Racing Green and German cars are Silver or White US Race teams race in White and Blue colors these are the color established by the FIA.
Car Accident Diminished Value Appraisal in the ValleyThe other day I was called up by a client in Sherman Oaks, California that had been in an accident in their late model Volvo SUV. They were told by their insurance agent that since the car had been in the accident, even though the car had been completely repaired by an authorized repair facility, the car is worth less than had it not been in an accident. As it was explained to the client the car would be reported on the car fax and when they decided to sell it, the value would be diminished and not be able to be sold as a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) and won’t be sold on the dealers lost. They called me to tell me this story and ask me if I could help them with an appraisal for their Volvo. I said, of course I can, appraisals are our business. So I made an appointment and went to see the vehicle. Upon arriving I looked at the car and asked for the repair order to establish the severity of the damage. When I asked for that, I was asked if I wanted the report from the first accident or the current accident.