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Towing & Storage Yards - "Your Neighborhood Loan Sharks"

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 10, 2013

Today I watched another would be DamageMAX customer get duped by a storage yard in Boston, MA. He had a 2006 Mazda 6 with low mileage that was in a wreck. Unfortunately he dropped his collision coverage shortly before the wreck and his vehicle would cost far more to fix than he & his wife were willing to spend on an 8 year old vehicle. The good news is, the vehicle was worth quite a bit of money damaged, even though it was not drivable…

When we first started our conversation, Bob was on a mission to get the best price he could for what was left of his car. He thought he had lots of time to shop the internet and hit several companies including ours. Our first question was "where is the vehicle being stored?". The purpose of this question is purely for the benefit of the consumer (Bob) because we know the storage yard will always get their pound of flesh. We are always relieved when the customer tells us that the vehicle is at their home or some other "friendly" location where a daily storage tab is not amassing. Bob told us that the vehicle was stored at a body shop that tows cars and that he knows the owner who assured him "not to worry about storage". This is an IMMEDIATE red flag to DamageMAX because we see hundreds of customers each month with scenarios exactly like this one where the shop turns on the customer and hits them with a bill when they try to remove the vehicle from the property.

So Bob ended his week-long pursuit of getting top dollar for his damaged Mazda 6 with DamageMAX being the highest bidder! He figured he had lots of time to shop for the best deal and accrued 7 days of additional storage charges, unwittingly.

So here's the punchline…the Tow Yard hit Bob with a $700 storage bill and forced him to sell his car to them for far below the price that DamageMAX offered. Bob got less money after all the work he invested and all the haggling because he let his guard down and did not make a quick decision. If your car is wrecked and in a Body Shop / Towing / Impound facility, you are always getting charged. There is "rarely" an exception and if the shop that has possession of your car, they have control of it and it is a paycheck whether or not they get a chance to fix the vehicle. It's pretty sad that shops look to offset a lost repair opportunity by gouging an unsuspecting consumer. Especially, after that consumer has been told not to worry about storage charges. What they should say is what they mean…"I promise not to charge you if you do exactly what pleases me"!

Selling a wrecked car is fast & easy if you call DamageMAX.com.

Call DamageMAX.com first and let us help you navigate the "shark infested" waters of the towing & storage world.

We give advice for free, whether or not we buy your vehicle.

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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.

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