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Should You Salvage Your Vehicle?

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 10, 2014

We see a lot of blogs on this topic all over the internet. Most of them self-serving attempts by a junk yard trying to earn a few extra "Google Clicks" a month. Usually, there isn't any valuable information contained in the blog itself, just lots of the same key word phrases over and over…This is called "stuffing" and it's an SEO tactic that is considered to be "gray hat" by the Google Police. Let's take a look at what salvage means…

Salvage defined - to gain something beneficial, from a failure or catastrophe. That something beneficial would be cash!

It's important for you to understand what salvage means in terms of automobiles before you decide to sell your vehicle. In the world of Damaged Vehicles, there are 3 categories or levels of vehicles with specific buying audiences for each:

Scrap/End of Life = Less than $1000
Parts Only = Less than $3500
Rebuildable = More than $3500

This information is extremely valuable if you don't know what category your damaged vehicle falls under. Many people have an accident with a late model vehicle and sell the car for scrap to a junk yard. There are hundreds of sites on the internet that hone in on the word JUNK, or JUNK YOUR CAR, or SELL JUNK CAR. People that sell their car to one of these firms probably just gave away hundreds of dollars by selling their "asset" for far below market value. No automobile is JUNK. It may fall into End-of-life, or SCRAP but it still will fetch a few hundred dollars and if it can be used for parts or rebuilt (repaired) it may bring thousands of dollars!

If you have a damaged vehicle to sell and you are uncertain what it is worth and just want a free price quote, please call (888) 629-2137 or visit http://damagemax.com/contact-us.htm.

I Just Wrecked My Car, What Do I Do?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 12, 2013

If you just wrecked you vehicle and don’t know what to do next, DON’T PANIC! The first thing you need to do is get it out of the storage yard. Storage yards charge daily fees and if your car sits there long enough you will end up having to hand over the title and relinquish the vehicle as payment. Once the vehicle is in a STORAGE FEE FREE environment, check and see if the engine is still running. If so, there is still value left in your car! If the miles are not too high, the engine and the transmission are the most expensive and most desirable components and will bring a “pretty penny”.

DamageMAX advises against listing your damaged vehicle for sale on Craigslist.com. The site is free which is a benefit, but loaded with predators and scammers that lay in wait for “first –timers” like you that they can take advantage of in many ways! Additionally, Craigslist does not value damaged vehicles and most buyers wont even touch one with existing collision damage, nevermind if it’s been in an accident and repaired previously! Your best option is to call DamageMAX today at 888-629-3127 or visit DamageMAX.com for a FAST, FREE, NO OBLIGATION quote on your wrecked vehicle. DamageMAX offers top dollar on your wrecked vehicle and will even pick it up and handle any title paperwork FREE of charge.

DamageMAX never adds any hidden fees or charges – ever!

DamageMAX is the leading national buyer of damaged, broken and problem vehicles in the USA. For more information, visit www.damagemax.com and experience the DamageMAX Difference!

Is Your Vehicle Hard to Sell?

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 03, 2013

DamageMAX specializes in damaged, broken and problem vehicles but we also buy just about anything. If your vehicle is a work or utility vehicle, a custom truck or van that has been modified, or its just old and has very high mileage…DamageMAX can convert your vehicle to cash very quickly.

DamageMAX is the leading buyer of damaged & problem vehicles in the USA and we also buy vehicles that nobody else wants!

Because we are damaged vehicle specialists, we have a huge audience of buyers that look for damaged vehicles, work vehicles, rebuildable vehicles and anything that can be used for parts or export to foreign countries that are in need of vehicle parts and equipment.

Old Box Trucks, work trucks, vans, trailers and construction equipment are in demand, regardless of condition.

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

Thanks for thinking DamageMAX!

Your Wrecked Car is Not Junk

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Most people today really don't understand that their damaged or broken car is a valuable asset, even at the end of it's life. Hence the name, end-of-life vehicles or ELV's.

ELV's can be worth hundreds, sometimes even thousands of dollars and people don't know it! Most of the time, damaged vehicles are abandoned to a tow or scrap yard, or the body shop in favor of relief from storage when the broken vehicle is worth more by the pound than the tow and storage bill. Older damaged vehicles may be worth significantly more than that for the frame and VIN if sought after by collectors or someone restoring that particular type of vehicle. Later model vehicles are typically in higher demand for their undamaged components and power train if still usable.

Here is a quick guideline

Domestic Vehicles
2002 & older = $250 - $5,000
2003 – current = $1,500 and UP

Import Vehicles
2000 & Older = $250 - $7,500
2001 – current = $2,500 and UP

Drivable vehicles are worth $ more

If the vehicle has less than 100,000 miles there is a good chance that it will get fixed and put back on the road. Some vehicles are repaired with significantly more mileage if those vehicles are newer and have a substantial resale value like luxury and performance cars. There is a diminishing return that deters automobile dealers from making these repairs if the mileage is high. Mileage is the key measurement for a vehicles age and expected service life. Other factors like accident history, title brands like flood, salvage or theft and overall condition will weigh heavily on what your vehicle can be sold for in damaged condition.

The key to selling any vehicle is to find the best audience for what you have to offer. For damaged, broken and inoperable vehicles, DamageMAX is your source. DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for damaged vehicles.

For a fast, free quote call 888-629-2137 or visit damagemax.com

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.

DamageMAX Takes Non-Total Loss Vehicle Purchase Program Public

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 06, 2013

DamageMAX is partnering with owners of damaged vehicles and insurance carriers to accommodate those who want out of their wrecked vehicle.

Today, almost half of all wrecked vehicles repaired by insurance companies leave owners very dissatisfied. After the trauma of a motor vehicle accident, many drivers simply do not want to get behind the wheel of a wrecked vehicle again. When you factor in the emotional after effects of APTSD (accident post traumatic stress disorder), the claims settlement process is arduous for the driver and the insurer. The driver of the vehicle views the wrecked vehicle as destroyed and the insurer assesses the same vehicle as “repairable”.

Most of these vehicles have sustained several thousand dollars of damage but remain significantly under legal total loss thresholds – even with diminished value considered. The insurer is diametrically opposed to their policyholder and they have no choice but to force the repair – a decision that makes their customers’ very unhappy! This process is “friction filled” and for decades consumers have had no alternative solution - until now. DamageMAX is now that solution!

DamageMAX brings the efficiency of the damaged vehicle marketplace to consumers by offering a national damaged vehicle purchase program. DamageMAX is changing the game by offering consumers a better alternative.

Insurers are now taking a proactive approach by partnering with DamageMAX and referring their policyholders to DamageMAX for purchase quotes before things get tenuous in the claims handling process. Consumers see this as a “goodwill” gesture and view their carrier in a more favorable light.

DamageMAX is now working directly with insurers and car dealers to help consumers sell or trade out of their wrecked vehicles. Consumers can take the check intended for the repair and sell their damaged vehicle “as-is” to DamageMAX and head to the dealership with a pocket full of cash! The process is very simple - take the check for the repair from your insurance company and the check for your wreck from DamageMAX, and buy a new car!

DamageMAX buys wrecked cars, across the United States and our phones are up 24/7/365.

If you wrecked your car and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your wrecked car to DamageMAX.

DamageMAX will buy your wreck “AS-IS"!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle

Call us 24/7/365 at 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote.


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