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Market Insights – Feb 2018

February 8, 2018

This week’s  Market Insights report shows cars with lower depreciation than trucks. We also spotlight retention trends of three-year-old Mid-Size Cars over the last few years, as well as this month’s Specialty Report. Market Insights – Feb 2018 It was a good week for mainstream car segments as tax season buying has begun with strong sales […]

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Detroit Auto Show 2018 Summary

January 20, 2018

Below are highlights from the 2018 North American Auto show aka Detroit Auto Show Detroit auto show coverage 2018 – Report Few concepts, but they turned heads There were darn few pure concept vehicles at the 2018 Detroit auto show, but the ones that did appear were true conversations starters. FCA lavishes tech, safety gear […]

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Compact Crossovers Weak in Holding Value

January 17, 2018

Compact Crossovers depreciating the most out of cars and trucks last week. The vehicle category dropped -1.18% in value. The report also illustrates how much incentives have been rising lately. Cars continued to depreciate at a steady rate while most SUV segments did better in the second week of the year. Generally, activity was reported […]

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Goldfein Claims & Independent Appraisal Guide

January 17, 2018

Golfein Claims Management is a company that helps lessors recover the loss in value (Diminished Value) sustained by leased vehicles in operation. This, in theory, is a legitimate goal, however, the methods used by Goldfein are often misleading and bordering on unethical. This post is to expose the potential bad faith engaged by Goldfein when […]

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Toyota Prius’s confusing Trim levels I, II, III, IV and V

January 12, 2018

Toyota has decided to confuse consumers by implementing a new trim level (build) nomenclature for their Prius hybrid vehicle. Updated January 2018 Instead of the normal (CE, LE, XLE etc… ) or the (Base, Premium, Limited etc..) naming format, they’ve opted for a new and ambiguous format: Prius I Prius II Prius III Prius IV […]

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List of Cars Kept for More than 15 years

January 9, 2018

After analyzing more than 650,000 vehicle transactions for cars from the 1981-2002 model years sold in 2017, w list was compiled of the top 10 cars vehicle owners are holding on to for more than 15 years. It is no surprise that 8 Toyota vehicles occupy the top 10 spots. Top 10 Vehicles Owned for More […]

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2017 Year End Review

December 30, 2017

Appraisal Engine releases its annual report:  More than 11,200 retail customers served. Appraisal Engine Inc., the highest-ranked vehicle valuation firm in the southern U.S., is celebrating a record year of helping consumers earn their rightful compensation from insurance carriers. In 2017, Appraisal Engine received assignments from more than 11,200 accident victims, with an overwhelming majority […]

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GTLA 2017 Holiday Workshop

December 2, 2017

The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association is holding its annual Holiday Workshop at the St. Regis in Buckhead. GTLA 2017 Holiday Workshop Date: Friday 12/08/2017 Location: St. Regis Conference Room 88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30305 Continued Legal Education Credits: 6 Credit Hours Agenda and Events: 9:00 a.m. – Welcome & Introductions, GTLA President Mike […]

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Significant Increase in Weekly Depreciation

November 8, 2017

This week’s Market Insights report shows both car and truck segments decreasing more in value than usual. Although car segments saw an overall larger depreciation, two truck segments saw larger price declines as a percentage than any of the car segments. The report also spotlights the latest Retention Index, as well as monthly specialty updates. […]

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California – Auto Body Repair Consumer Bill of Rights

October 25, 2017

California – Auto Body Repair Consumer Bill of Rights A CONSUMER IS ENTITLED TO: 1. SELECT THE AUTO BODY REPAIR SHOP TO REPAIR AUTO BODY DAMAGE COVERED BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY. AN INSURANCE COMPANY SHALL NOT REQUIRE THE REPAIRS TO BE DONE AT A SPECIFIC AUTO BODY REPAIR SHOP. 2. AN ITEMIZED WRITTEN ESTIMATE FOR […]

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Top 10 states that have most flood-damaged units in operation

October 25, 2017

In the US drivers may be behind the wheel of more than 325,000 previously flooded vehicles. List of US States with the most flooded vehicles still on the roads. Texas 51,000 Louisiana 29,000 Pennsylvania 20,000 Florida 19,000 Kentucky 16,000 Illinois 16,000 South Carolina 13,000 Virginia 13,000 North Carolina 13,000 Michigan 11,000 Five ways to spot […]

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Luxury Cars and SUVs Experience Higher Depreciation Rate

October 17, 2017

Luxury Cars and SUVs Experience Higher Depreciation Rate Market Insights report offers insight into last week’s vehicle retention trends, where a handful of truck segments showed strong retention versus that of cars. What’s more, the report illustrates segment retention strength, with Compact Crossover SUVs showing significant price strength against the rest of the market. Volume-weighted, […]

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2018 SUV Truck Vehicle List for the US Market

October 17, 2017

2018 SUV Truck Vehicle List US Market Below is a list of Trucks and SUV’s being offered in the US market for the 2018 model year. Vehicle with highest base price: 2018 Bentley Bentayga – $236,000 Vehicle with the most horsepower: 2018 Lamborghini Urus – 650HP Vehicle fastest 0 to 60: 2018 Lamborghini Urus – 3.3 Sec […]

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Diminished Value Case Study

October 12, 2017
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Used Car Field Guide for Detecting Collision Repair

October 8, 2017

Used Car Field Guide for Detecting Collision Repair

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2017 Services & Price List

October 8, 2017

Diminished Value of Georgia 2017 Services & Price List  

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Compact SUVs in Strong Demand

September 20, 2017

Automotive Market Report – Sept 2017 Compact SUVs increasing their value noticeably, giving the truck segment an overall boost in retention value last week. The car segment depreciated by a standard amount with only one vehicle category, Mid-Size Cars, increasing in value by 0.13%. Active buying continued last week as Texas dealers replenished their inventory. […]

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Free Vehicle History Lookup

September 18, 2017

Want a FREE vehicle history report? Carfax just eliminated their unlimited report offering. Below is an email they sent us when inquiring about the issue. Carfax is the best known name for history reporting in the industry, their marketing and advertising campaign eclipses all others, however, in the last few years Carfax has become so […]

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Houston Flooded Car Appraisals

September 6, 2017

Appraisal Engine Inc is now Offering Total Loss Claim Reviews for Flooded Vehicles in Houston. With hundreds of thousands of flood-damaged cars declared a total loss by insurance carriers as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s top-rated car appraisal company offers a service that helps claimants receive fair settlements. Among Hurricane Harvey’s devastating effects is the […]

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NAAA Arbitration Policy for Auction Transactions – 2017

August 30, 2017

NAAA_Arbitration_Policy_for_Auction_Transactions-2017 (PDF) I. General Policies: 1. Fair and Ethical Sale The sales made at an Auction are intended to promote fair and ethical treatment to both the Buyer and Seller. If Auction determines that the transaction is not fair and ethical to either party, the Seller and the Buyer agree that Auction may cancel the […]

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