Wrecked Car Damaged Vehicle Blog

RSS Grab DamageMAX RSS Feeds

Vehicle Value Guidebooks and Your Wrecked Car

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Your car has been in an accident and you need to sell your wrecked car.

How do you sell your wrecked car? Where do you start? The experts at DamageMAX can tell you where NOT to start…

Don't start with Kelley Blue Book - KBB's values are inflated specifically for Auto Dealers to use on window stickers for their used vehicle inventory. Kelley is notorious for very high retail figures that the dealer can discount deeply and make the customer feel better about the purchase price (like they got a better deal). Consider this…would you PAY Kelley Blue Book Price for a used car on a dealers lot? No! Then why would you ask Kelley Blue Book for your used car? Why emulate a process that you seek to avoid? Start high & work down? Car dealers get a bad rap for this same exact sales tactic but the average everyday person presumes to resort to the same strategy?

Folks the process is broken and due for an overhaul…

NADA Retail is more realistic and a guidebook that utilizes transactional data that comes from New Car Dealers in the US. That said, NEVER use retail as a starting point for pricing any damaged vehicle because that vehicle will never be CLEAN again, nor will it be RETAIL material.

CARFAX will show vehicle history that the vehicle has been in an accident. This is called STIGMA history and it is indeed derogatory.

Car Dealers will not want your vehicle for trade-in, and they will unfortunately avoid giving you a trade-in figure at all costs. They will have no choice but to tell you it is better to sell on your own, because the number they are forced to give you will be so low, you will most likely leave the dealership incensed. Is this the dealers fault? No. Did they treat you unfairly? Absolutely not. Your vehicle is no longer worth what it was after a collision and it never will be. No matter how much you owe, or how attached you are to your car, it's worth at least 30% less after the repairs. This is proof that DIMINISHED VALUE exists and can be substantiated in every state.

Whether your wrecked vehicle is repaired or not, the best way to trade-in the vehicle is with a firm offer from DamageMAX – the damaged vehicle experts. Our Clean-Break TIP (Trade-in Program) lets you walk away from your wrecked car and ride today in a new vehicle at any new or used vehicle dealer in the USA!

It's 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 or trading-in your damaged vehicle to DamageMAX. DamageMAX will buy your wreck and you keep the insurance check and ride today in a new car!

Recent Posts


un-repaired collision junk cars buy damaged cars consumer awareness sell a car money for damaged vehicles Top Dollar 12% in diminished value car is not totalled cars for cash repair bills sell your damaged vehicle vehicle value immediate cash offer fix the vehicle selling a damaged car old junker trade their damaged car recycle sell your Honda for Top Dollar collision repairs buy a car wrecked truck top dollar for your damaged vehicle Collision damaged vehicles replacement vehicle flood damaged cars value of your vehicle selling any vehicle cash for your wrecked vehicle buy wrecked cars high mileage vehicle cash out car buying business cash out of your wrecked vehicle sold legal for less Dr. Harrington average tow & storage bill Damaged Car AAA how much it costs wreck your car sell the wrecked vehicle CarbuyerUSA trade-in value sell damaged vehicles We Total Any Car repair a vehicle fix your car DJ Harrington selling a damaged vehicle selling their damaged car car for top dollar buy salvage title vehicles DamageMAX.com inoperable cars damaged cars check for your wreck Dr Harrington buy your car CarBUYERUSA.com damaged vehicle for cash repair the wrecked car buyer of wrecked cars Body shops repair check cash only sell the car buy damaged vehicles buy any car Inoperable vehicles repairs trade free price quote wreck your vehicle broken vehicles Sell your wrecked vehicle cash for your vehicle buy a broken vehicle Branded title vehicles selling their wrecked cars selling your damaged vehicle repair your car auto insurance coverage wreck Chicago salvage value repair orders trade in repair providers selling your wrecked car DamageMAX Difference car buyer cash offer on any damaged vehicle buy the damaged vehicle cash offer sell junk cars repair your wrecked vehicle car into cash buys your wreck sell your vehicle as-is D.J. insurance company Honda vehicle for cash fast towing company wrecked car experts sell online problem vehicle car's value title processing procedures sell your old car High mileage vehicles diminished value trends Selling your wrecked vehicle sell your wrecked car storage or tow yard vehicle values sell your Honda sell junk car Diminished Vehicle Value tow charges Sell your car FAST damaged vehicle repairing the vehicle damaged vehicles cash for the car flood vehicles value sell a damaged car DamageMAX Call DamageMAX now! salvage title vehicle selling flood damaged vehicles buy vehicles We buy damaged vehicles sell the vehicle sell vehicle wrecked buys wrecked cars sell a wrecked vehicle used vehicle buy your wrecked vehicle wrecked your vehicle wrecked vehicle, problem vehicles vehicle for trade-in CarFax value for your Damaged vehicle selling a wrecked car repair your vehicle retail value buys any wrecked car damaged vehicle purchases sell your car repaired pre-cash value buy your car for cash Used vehicle values free quote post-crash value vehicle's value wrecked vehicle repair an old or worn out vehicle wrecker services CarFax Reports industry insider car for sale wrecked car administrative fees sell car parts how to sell a damaged car selling flood damaged cars E15 engine damaged vehicle problem truck sell damaged cars junk Clean-Break TIP liability only car parts for cash damaged vehicle to sell repair the vehicle buyer of damaged vehicles collision repair old car car buyers sell to damageMAX Sell your wreck buy your wreck damaged vehicle replacement Donate Your Wrecked Vehicle value of the vehicle buy your vehicle car is wrecked owner retained vehicle broken vehicle car accident with no insurance retained by the owner sell your vehicle buy any wrecked vehicle Sell DamageMAX your wreck settlement check negative carfax reports trade-in damaged vehicle world selling totaled vehicles sell your high mileage vehicle buying a used car Maximum Value for damaged vehicle sell it online accident with no insurance wrecked auto wrecked your car auto body collision repair repairing the car sell your wrecked car online damaged by collision sell your damaged buys any car wrecked vehicles leaking fluids buy your wrecked car repairing your wrecked car Problem vehicles insurance check CAR-Diologist Trade-in Program repairing the wrecked car owner retained selling a vehicle car parts we buy any car reduction of resale value call DamageMAX car parts and components diminished value sell vehicles



    Does your car have body damage ?

    Number of airbags blown?

    Do you have a collision estimate?

    What is your insurance deductible?

    Is your car drivable?

    Do you have the car’s title?

    Does the vehicle have a salvage or rebuilt title?

    Does the vehicle motor run?



    Fair market value prior to accident $

    Sell my damaged vehicle
    Check for my vehicle AS-IS

    This represents a cash offer for the vehicle as described by the seller.

    Net Repair Check

    Proceeds for repairs that can be used for purchasing a replacement vehicle.

    Deductible Payment

    Amount you save if you sell the car now

    Cash Toward a New Vehicle
    Out of Pocket Expenses