What are the reasons you may need a second opinion on car damage? There are quite a few reasons when repairing a vehicle can become a nightmare. It is important to understand how these issues impact your vehicle’s value. There is also a safety concern associated with mechanical issues that persist or worsen after a car accident.
When you trust another person or company to repair your vehicle, there is more at stake than you may realize. The value of your car will always drop when involved in an accident. However, you also need to consider drivability and roadworthiness.
Diminished value begins from the moment a vehicle leaves the showroom or dealership lot. The process is accelerated when that vehicle suffers damage in a crash. Quality of repairs can dictate how much value is lost, so exercise caution when dealing with insurance companies and auto mechanics.
Dishonest Insurance Companies
A dishonest insurance company may push to devalue your vehicle after repairs. By inflating the diminished value of a car, these unscrupulous companies may seek to reduce your payout. Unless you are a qualified mechanic, it is hard to argue with a report produced by a professional insurance company.
Poor Repair Processes
The scope of practices that can result in poor repair processes is expansive. An inexperienced or bad mechanic can destroy your vehicle. There is also the issue of using parts that are incompatible or of a lower quality in repairs. Insurance companies will often encourage or turn a blind eye to these practices.
Secondhand Vehicle Purchases
When you purchase a secondhand vehicle, there is no guarantee of quality. If the seller is trying to shift vehicles that have been previously repaired, you don’t necessarily know what you are getting. This is your money and there are also potential safety concerns. A second opinion can help you ensure that a vehicle is safe and worth the investment.
Wreck Check Atlanta
At Wreck Check Atlanta, we can provide a second opinion on your vehicle’s diminished value after repair. Call today for a consultation if you are concerned about estimates provided by an insurance company, reseller or body shop.
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