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Insurance Direct Repair Programs (DRPs) and your Wrecked Car

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A recent J.D. Power and Associates survey indicates that wrecked vehicles are not being repaired right the first time. The 2013 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study (released January 2013) indicates that while insurance companies and body shops are repairing vehicles faster, the quality of repair is suffering. Contributing to lower satisfaction is a decline in the percentage of vehicles being fixed right the first time.

"While insurers have made significant progress in the past 12 months to improve the efficiency of the claims process, the repair providers have not kept pace," said Jeremy Bowler, senior director of the insurance practice at J.D. Power and Associates. "Failure to repair a vehicle correctly is critical to the customer experience as average satisfaction scores tumble over one hundred points for those who had to bring their vehicle back for repeat repairs."

Auto Insurers care about settling the claim fast and cutting their expenses. If you use their DRP the insures saves and you get nothing in return – quality drops, repair time increases, satisfaction wanes. If you go out of network for repair, you get a check quickly but usually for less than what is needed to repair the car (evidenced by the increasing of supplemental repair orders) and you are not compensated for diminished value!

If you choose to repair your vehicle you wait an average of 13.5 days for your car! And it probably won't be repaired correctly the first time. Add in CARFAX diminution and it makes sense to sell your damaged vehicle AS-IS.

Given all these facts, it is time for a paradigm shift. Just as you would not repair a broken television, clock or microwave, don't repair your wrecked vehicle. Sell it to DamageMAX and let us worry about what to do with your wrecked car. We buy damaged vehicles every day and specialize in your once-in-a-lifetime problem.

It your right not to repair your vehicle. You may request the settlement check and not repair the vehicle. If you wrecked your car and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check! Thought you could not have your cake and eat it too? Not so with DamageMAX!

DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle

Call 888-629-2137 and email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote!

You Can't Hide a Wreck from CarFax

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 24, 2013

I love it when people advertise their vehicle for sale "NO CARFAX HISTORY" or "CLEAN CARFAX REPORT" and they are selling a recently wrecked vehicle.

They will brandish a CARFAX REPORT on the vehicle and circle the Vehicle Identification Number and happily send you a copy via email. Indeed the CARFAX report will show that there are no accidents and no stigma history which would dramatically reduce resale value in the future.

NOTE: This is evidence for how CarFax Negatively impacts the value of a damaged vehicle – we said this before…

There is a slight problem however…

CarFax procures data from law enforcement, tow and other governmental agencies and there is a lag in time.

Example:

"Customer A" skids off road and hits a tree - a single vehicle accident. A tow is required to recover the vehicle. Police arrived on the scene and dispatched the recovery vehicle. Customer A decides to not report the accident to his insurance company and declares CLEAN CarFax. CarFax pulls data on vehicle tow from participating police municipality several weeks later and reports MAJOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT HISTORY – vehicle towed from scene.

In this example, the customer misrepresented the vehicle "knowingly" and they told you about it which takes them off the hook if you buy their vehicle in either damaged or repaired form. When the CarFax report comes through, don't be surprised - "CarFax Knows"!

DamageMAX can keep you out of harms way. Sell your wrecked vehicle fast with DamageMAX and leave the liability & disclosure compliance behind. DamageMAX will buy your wrecked vehicle for cash, wherever – whenever and give you the freedom to get a replacement vehicle and the peace of mind that you deserve after having an accident.

If you have comprehensive insurance coverage and your repairs are covered, you have the right not to repair your vehicle. You may request the settlement check and not repair the vehicle. If you wrecked your vehicle and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check! Thought you could not have your cake and eat it too? Not so with DamageMAX!

DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle.

Call 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote!

How to Sell Your Wrecked Car by Yourself

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Step 1: Don't Do It

Step 2: Contact DamageMAX.com at 888-629-2137 or info@DamageMAX.com for instant offer!

Why?

 

Problem

Solution

 

SCAMS

Craig's List can't guarantee payment and vehicle pickup

DamageMAX guarantees top dollar payment and free pickup - you never have to leave home!

BUYERS

Who's looking to buy a wrecked car from a consumer?

DamageMAX only buys wrecked cars!  We know what we're doing, unlike the amateurs!

TIME

You wait for someone to show up (maybe) and they don't have a check!

DamageMAX BUYS NOW with electronic payment or cashier's check!

LIABILITY

Did you do the paperwork right?  Will buyer sue you?

DamageMAX BUYS "AS-IS" and understands your vehicle's problems

WEIRDOS

There are lots of unsavory characters in the wrecked car universe

DamageMAX will never come to your home - we price the car off your word and your pictures

It is a lot of hard work to sell anything - especially a wrecked car. Why go through all the hassle when DamageMAX.com can pay maximum value for your damaged car now? Our offer is instant and guaranteed. Save yourself a lot of time and trouble - let the damage vehicle experts at DamageMAX buy your wrecked car and pick it up free.

If you have comprehensive insurance coverage and your repairs are covered, you have the right not to repair your vehicle. You may request the settlement check and not repair the vehicle. If you wrecked your vehicle and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check! Thought you could not have your cake and eat it too? Not so with DamageMAX!

DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle.

Call 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote!

The DamageMAX Challenge - We Beat Any Wrecked Car Purchase Offer

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 08, 2013

DamageMAX will beat any competitor's legitimate written offer on your Damaged, Wrecked, In-operable or problem vehicle - guaranteed!

Before you sell your damaged vehicle to a scrap yard or hand over your title to a tow yard or impound lot, call DamageMAX for a free quote.

Experience the DamageMAX difference - we pay more for your wrecked vehicle.

If you have comprehensive insurance coverage and your repairs are covered, you have the right not to repair your vehicle. You may request the settlement check and not repair the vehicle. If you wrecked your vehicle and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check! Thought you could not have your cake and eat it too? Not so with DamageMAX!

DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle

Call 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote! 

Selling your Wrecked Vehicle Fast & Free

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 07, 2013

Online may appear to be the best option, but the internet can be a scary place. Especially if you are in distress and trying to get rid of your wrecked vehicle quickly because you are paying storage at a tow yard and have liability insurance only. Craig'slist.com sounds good, because it’s free. But it does not attract international buyers and parts buyers that would maximize the price you can get for your wrecked vehicle - it attracts bottom feeders looking to take advantage of your difficult situation. AutoTrader and Cars.com are focused on "front-line ready" vehicles that could be retailed immediately - not wrecked vehicles. There are auctions out there too - but eBay can't guarantee you a price instantly on your damaged vehicle, in fact a listing can take days or even weeks to produce a single bid.

DamageMAX can instantly price your wrecked vehicle and pick it up for free! We are wrecked vehicle experts and can pay top dollar, instantly!

If you have comprehensive insurance coverage and your repairs are covered, you have the right not to repair your vehicle. You may request the settlement check and not repair the vehicle. If you wrecked your vehicle and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check! Thought you could not have your cake and eat it too? Not so with DamageMAX!

DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle

Call 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote!

Don’t Fix your Wrecked Car – Sell It Now

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Selling a repaired vehicle will cost you up to 12% in diminished value

One in six cars in the U.S. shows an accident history on record according to a recent study by CarGurus. Even a professionally repaired vehicle is worth up to 12 percent less than those of comparable cars without an accident history.

CarFax and other vehicle history reports are your friend if you are a buyer, but can really hurt your wallet if you are a seller.

It is your right not to repair your vehicle. You may request a settlement check and not repair your vehicle. If you wrecked your car and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck for top dollar and you keep the insurance check! Thought you could not have your cake and eat it too? Not so with DamageMAX!

Sell your wrecked car to DamageMAX today! Take the DamageMAX check and your repair check and buy a new car tomorrow. DamageMAX will deal with the headache that WAS your car.

DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle.

Call 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote!

Been in an Accident?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 14, 2012

Don't be a victim twice - sell your wrecked car for top dollar NOW!

It's the worst day of your life. You've been in a serious car accident. Thank goodness the airbags saved you from serious injury. Now you've got to deal with the insurance adjuster and the body shop. Talk about adding insult to injury - your car's going to be in the shop for a month and you'll be driving a subcompact rental. But that's just the way it is.

Correction - that's the way it was! It is your right not to repair your vehicle. You may request the settlement check and not repair the vehicle. If you wrecked your car and simply just don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check! Thought you could not have your cake and eat it too? Not so with DamageMAX!

Don't drive that subcompact for a month. Sell your wrecked car to DamageMAX today! Take the DamageMAX check and your repair check and buy a new car tomorrow. DamageMAX will deal the headache that WAS your car.

DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle

Call 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote!

You just wrecked your vehicle?

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 10, 2012

How to deal with the storage / tow yard

You just wrecked your car… your vehicle is blocking traffic, leaking fluids everywhere and the rubberneckers are glaring at you - some honking as they steer around accident debris and speed off. You wish you could do the same, but you have no choice but to wait for the police to come and sort things out. You are now a victim of “the process” and have no control over what happens next.

Upon arrival at the scene, the police officer will call for medical assistance (if necessary) and dispatch tow equipment to clear all vehicles from the roadway. He is going to follow procedure which means the towing company is pre-selected by the jurisdiction over that thoroughfare at the scene of the accident.

The police do not care about who picks up your car, where it is towed or how much it costs. One thing for certain, they are not going to wait for AAA and your tow bill will be 3 to 4 times what you would normally pay, in fact, the rates may not even be regulated. In some cities the average tow & storage bill is close to $1,000.

Unscrupulous impound yards and body shops often pay tow truck drivers a bounty to deliver them wrecked cars. Once the car is there the impound yard or body shop begins charging daily storage - anywhere from $20 - $75 per day plus an administrative fee (blue sky for services not rendered). We have seen administrative fees as high as $175 tacked on to tow & storage bills which in many jurisdictions is illegal!

All these charges can build quickly and some yards will demand “cash only” to get your vehicle released. In some cities like Chicago, this is quite common. If you can't pay, they demand the title for your vehicle!

Body shops will often waive or reduce this charge if you repair the vehicle at their facility. Seems like a nice gesture, right? Yes and no. If the body shop is reputable and performs quality repairs, you should be fine. If not, they will hold the storage and tow charges over your head to bully you into repairing the car there, even if you don't feel comfortable with the shop.

You may not even feel comfortable repairing the car. You just want to sell it and get a new vehicle. If this is the case, you must act quickly to stop the storage charges. The faster you can get your car out of storage, the more you save –especially if your insurance company wont cover these costs. DamageMAX will buy your car, pay off the storage/tow charges and you keep the insurance check. We can't help you if you don't call though. The faster you call us, the more money that will be in your pocket.

It’s your right not to repair your vehicle. You may request the settlement check and elect not to repair your vehicle. If you wrecked your car and simply don't feel comfortable driving the car again, please consider selling your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check! Thought you could not have your cake and eat it too? Not so with DamageMAX !

DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check!

DamageMAX pays MAXimum value for your Damaged vehicle

Call 888-629-2137 or email info@damagemax.com for an instant quote!


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