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My Car is Wrecked, But not a Total Loss

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We speak to hundreds of people each day that have been in an accident and want out of their vehicle. Nobody wants a wrecked vehicle even if its repaired perfectly. Your insurance company may tell you they are responsible to repair the car to "pre-accident" condition. That is the agreement they have with you, also referred to as your insurance policy or binder. But is it really possible to "restore" a vehicle to it's pre-accident condition? Not really. Even if the vehicle is repaired with surgical precision by human hands, there will be flaws and inconsistencies. The welds won't be done by the robots at the factory and the parts won't be dipped in zinchro-metal baths…Plus, the vehicle will have accident history and the value of your vehicle will never be what it was "pre-accident".

What can you do about it? Make the most of a bad situation and be informed before you agree to the repairs. Here are three things you can do to get the most out of your auto insurance claim:

  1. After the vehicle repair estimate is performed, ask for a digital copy via email along with the photos (images). That can be shared with other collision shops that may offer to repair the vehicle for less money. Additionally, you may find out that your insurance estimate is low and you are entitled to more money to get the vehicle repaired to "pre-accident" value!
  2. Get a cash offer for the damaged vehicle "as-is". You can call (888) 629-2137 or email the repair estimate to info@damagemax.com and we will respond immediately with a buy price that includes us towing it away. It may make sense to keep the repair check and sell the wrecked vehicle "as-is".
  3. Remind your insurance adjuster that you are the customer. If you have been a loyal one, tell them for how many years you have been with their company and that next premium check you write will go to a competitor! You may get more cooperation if you let them know you plan to switch companies.

There are close to 70,000 accidents per annum on US Roads. Half of them have coverage and get repaired or totaled. Most people want "out" of their vehicle after a wreck, especially a bad one. Think about how many television ads you have to watch and how many of them are insurance companies vying for your business! Ask yourself if they would be doing that much advertising if their business was not profitable?

If you've just had an accident and you don't want to keep your car, call DamageMAX.com. We buy damaged vehicles in every state, in any condition.

For additional information please call (888) 629-2137 to speak with a live agent. We do not charge for consultations.

Thinking About Donating a Wrecked Vehicle?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 20, 2014

One of your kids was texting away and wrecked mom's hand-me-down. The car has 100,000+ miles on it and you opted for the $1000 deductible in an attempt to "neutralize" the rate beating your insurance carrier threw you with the addition of those newly licensed drivers you are raising.

Seems like you might be throwing good money at a not so good cause by fixing the vehicle, so you look for a way out it. Junior suggests "Let's donate it Dad, and we'll get something else!" He never liked the old family sedan anyway, time for a "tuner car, right dad"? WRONG! Let's talk about the donation idea…

You hop on Google and search "car donation" and this is what you see -

About 93,300,000 results (0.36 seconds)

There are 93 Million results for the search "car donation" and there are no easy answers. Talk about a quagmire!

About a million cars get donated annually and about 75% of them are end-of-life vehicles. The other 25% are running and driving "granny cars" that are usually worth thousands of dollars. What happens to these cars will shock you and may even hurt your feelings. Most of the car donation sources are not charitable concerns they are car dealers, some of them are not even licensed. Many are recyclers posing as car donation processors that will try to pay you cash for the car and talk you out of the donation anyway. Donating a vehicle is not really an efficient way of getting the most out of the vehicle. There are very high disposal charges associated and the processor will usually take a % of the proceeds, leaving pennies on the dollar left for the charitable concern. Many times, those really nice "granny cars" seem to vanish into thin air and the charitable concern gets a check for a few hundred instead of a few thousand dollars!!!

If you want to get rid of a damaged vehicle and get top dollar for it, call DamageMAX.com. We always tow for free and we won't charge you any processing fees, title charges or administrative fees. You will always get paid the full amount that you negotiate with us.

Then take the proceeds from the sale of "Old Bessie" and send them to your favorite charity. It's a cleaner and simpler transaction and you'll know exactly where your money went.

For additional information on donating a wrecked vehicle, or no obligation price quotations, please contact www.damagemax.com.

Why Body Shops Want to Take Your Damaged Vehicle Apart?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

More commonly referred to as a "tear down" for its' similarity to ripping off the bad parts until you get to the good ones. Most collision repair shops do it to determine if there is hidden damage that they should include in the repair estimate that they agreed to perform at NO CHARGE. It only becomes a problem if the shop tears apart your vehicle and you elect to SELL YOUR DAMAGED VEHICLE instead of repairing it! That is because the collision shop will now ask to be reimbursed for the tear down charges, plus the tow, plus daily storage fees and you are effectively prevented from selling your damaged car because they have you over a barrel financially.

You might even have to forfeit your wrecked vehicle just to get out of having to write another check.

If you have had an accident and you are undecided on what to do, remember that you have the right to sell your car "as-is". The body shop will not give you a competitive price to buy your car because they don't have to and you can't remove the vehicle without paying them. Your car is now in pieces and you are stuck with what they give you, right? WRONG! DamageMAX.com will tell you straight up what your damaged vehicle is worth in it's wrecked form, where it sits. At DamageMAX.com we value hundreds of damaged vehicles per day ABSOLUTELY FREE and PAY MORE than other damaged vehicle buyers because our network of buyer is the biggest and best.

If you need a fast value for a wrecked car or truck, call DamageMAX.com at (888) 629-2137

DamageMAX.com can help you get the most out of your damaged vehicle and help you make an educated decision by investing those "would be"repair dollars in something new to drive.

Don't let the shop tear down your damaged vehicle until you call DamageMAX.com for a fast price quote. If we buy your damaged car or truck we will even pay the towing and storage charges.

NOTE: a damaged vehicle that is "torn down" is worth 10% less than if the parts were left on it. If you are told it will be worth more, you are being misled.

Call (888) 629-2137 for an immediate cash offer on your damaged vehicle.

Get a Value for your Damaged Vehicle

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 16, 2013

You have no idea how the accident happened. The good news is that you are OK - the bad news is that your truck is damaged -seriously damaged !You didn’t even think it was possible for a truck to sustain that much damage. Surely there is no one that would buy a truck that looked so bad, right? WRONG!

DamageMAX buys ANY WRECKED, BROKEN or PROBLEM Truck – anywhere! Call 888-629-3127 or visit damageMAX.com today. Certified DamageMAX Buying agents are standing by 7 days a week to give you a FAST, FREE, NO OBLIGATION quote on your wrecked vehicle. Just send over pictures and we will make you an on the spot offer for your wrecked vehicle. We can even get you the money as early as THE NEXT DAY! If you decide to sell to us DamageMAX will even pick up your wrecked vehicle FREE of charge!

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!

Travel with dogs? Use a seat cover!

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 13, 2013

Does Man’s Best Friend often travel with you on outings? Do you like to take them to the park for a good muddy run? Even if you never got those slip covers like the ones grandma used in her 1976 Chevy Nova, DamageMAX.com will buy your car for cash. DamageMAX.com will buy any car in any condition. We specialize in tough to sell vehicles. Whether it’s a Roll Over or a Range Rover, DamageMAX.com will buy any car, anywhere – regardless of condition.

DamageMAX buys ANY WRECKED, BROKEN or PROBLEM vehicle – anywhere! Call 888-629-3127 or visit damageMAX.com today. Certified DamageMAX Buying agents are standing by 7 days a week to give you a FAST, FREE, NO OBLIGATION quote on your wrecked vehicle. Just send over pictures and we will make you an on the spot offer for your wrecked vehicle. We can even get you the money as early as THE NEXT DAY! If you decide to sell to us DamageMAX will even pick up your wrecked vehicle FREE of charge!

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!

Hunting Season is Not Over

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 28, 2013

You are returning from a camping trip and it’s late at night. You are on a mountain road with no other cars so turn on your brights to help you see. You turn a corner and run smack into a deer! Just your luck, you couldn’t snag one buck all season and just as the season draws to a close one finds your car. Is there anyone that will buy a car with this type of damage?

DamageMAX is that PLACE! DamageMAX buys ANY WRECKED, BROKEN or PROBLEM vehicle – anywhere! Call 888-629-3127 or visit damageMAX.com today. Certified DamageMAX Buying agents are standing by 7 days a week to give you a FAST, FREE, NO OBLIGATION quote on your wrecked vehicle. Just send over pictures and we will make you an on the spot offer for your wrecked vehicle. We can even get you the money as early as THE NEXT DAY! If you decide to sell to us DamageMAX will even pick up your wrecked vehicle FREE of charge!

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!

Did your Side Get Peeled Off?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

You were driving down the highway when someone pulls out in front of you! You swerve out of the way and ram into a guardrail! Your car spins and comes to a stop. You catch your breath and step outside when it is safe. You take a look and the damage and you see the back of your car got peeled off! Your first question is how did that happen? Next, who is going to buy a car with that kind of damage?

DamageMAX is that PLACE! DamageMAX buys ANY WRECKED, BROKEN or PROBLEM vehicle – anywhere! Call 888-629-3127 or visit damageMAX.com today. Certified DamageMAX Buying agents are standing by 7 days a week to give you a FAST, FREE, NO OBLIGATION quote on your wrecked vehicle. Just send over pictures and we will make you an on the spot offer for your wrecked vehicle. We can even get you the money as early as THE NEXT DAY! If you decide to sell to us DamageMAX will even pick up your wrecked vehicle FREE of charge!

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!

Don’t Settle for Scrap Value!

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 22, 2013

You took great care of your model year 2003 until the accident. The front end is smashed but the engine still runs fine. A new bumper and hood and things will be just fine. You know a dealer will not take a wrecked car for a trade in so you decide to sell online. Then the companies that you contact start offering really low offers. Like scrap metal low. The engine still runs fine. Is there anyone that will give you more then scrap?

DamageMAX is that PLACE! DamageMAX buys ANY WRECKED, BROKEN or PROBLEM vehicle – anywhere! Call 888-629-3127 or visit damageMAX.com today. Certified DamageMAX Buying agents are standing by 7 days a week to give you a FAST, FREE, NO OBLIGATION quote on your wrecked vehicle. Just send over pictures and we will make you an on the spot offer for your wrecked vehicle. We can even get you the money as early as THE NEXT DAY! If you decide to sell to us DamageMAX will even pick up your wrecked vehicle FREE of charge!

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!

Don’t Settle for Junk Value!

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 21, 2013

You have taken great care of your model year 2000, but now it is time to sell. The dealership will not take that old of a car for a trade in so you decide to sell it online. You bypass that free site and start contacting companies that buy cars online. Then the offers start to roll in and they are LOW. They are treating your old reliable like its junk! It still runs and drives fine and there is less then 150,000 miles on it? Will ANYONE offer a fair price for your car?

DamageMAX is that PLACE! DamageMAX buys ANY WRECKED, BROKEN or PROBLEM vehicle – anywhere! Call 888-629-3127 or visit damageMAX.com today. Certified DamageMAX Buying agents are standing by 7 days a week to give you a FAST, FREE, NO OBLIGATION quote on your wrecked vehicle. Just send over pictures and we will make you an on the spot offer for your wrecked vehicle. We can even get you the money as early as THE NEXT DAY! If you decide to sell to us DamageMAX will even pick up your wrecked vehicle FREE of charge!

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!

Don’t Sell to a Body Shop!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 18, 2013

You just wrecked your car and after a repair quote that made your wallet hurt you decide against fixing it. Your local body shop offers to buy it from you - they are your “friend” and are giving you a “good deal”, right? WRONG! Why would a business give you a deal that would hurt them? They wouldn’t. Instead call a real friend in the car buying business.

DamageMAX is that PLACE! DamageMAX buys ANY WRECKED, BROKEN or PROBLEM vehicle – anywhere! Call 888-629-3127 or visit damageMAX.com today. Certified DamageMAX Buying agents are standing by 7 days a week to give you a FAST, FREE, NO OBLIGATION quote on your wrecked vehicle. Just send over pictures and we will make you an on the spot offer for your wrecked vehicle. We can even get you the money as early as THE NEXT DAY! If you decide to sell to us DamageMAX will even pick up your wrecked vehicle FREE of charge!

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!


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