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What’s the Difference Between Federal and California Emissions Standards? What’s the Difference Between Federal and California Emissions Standards?

California emissions standards are much stricter than those implemented by the EPA. The EPA is a federal government agency that oversees environmental protection matters. In 1970, congress passed the Clean Air Act (CAA). The law gives the EPA the authority to set nationwide vehicle emissions standards. But under one section of the act, California was granted the ability to seek a waiver from federal standards, thereby allowing the state to set its own stricter regulations.

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Hurricane Ian - Total Loss Flooded Cars in Florida Hurricane Ian - Total Loss Flooded Cars in Florida

If you know somebody in Florida whose vehicle was flooded or damaged during Hurricane Ian and declared a Total Loss, the Appraisal Clause in our policies gives us the right to get an independent appraisal of the prior-to-loss fair market value of our vehicle. This will almost certainly result in a significantly higher settlement from your insurance company. Call an independent auto appraiser for advice on how to proceed and ask your insurance company to invoke your right to the Appraisal Clause in your policy! Do not let your insurance company delay, deny, or underpay! Protect your investment! Hire an appraiser! For more info text or call 786-853-0711

Financing old cars Financing old cars

Buying an older car has its advantages, and the purchase process is relatively easy. As simple as it is, however, it's not unusual for drivers to have questions, especially when it comes to financing. In fact, one of the most common inquiries drivers have about buying a pre-owned vehicle is, "can you finance a car older than 10 years?"

Diminished Value - everything you need to know! Diminished Value - everything you need to know!

Almost everything you need to know about Diminished Value to your vehicle is in this article: https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/crash-course-diminished-value/ If you have been in an automobile accident, contact us and we'll walk you through step-by-step what you need to do to receive compensation for your loss.

How much is my rebuilt title vehicle worth? How much is my rebuilt title vehicle worth?

As a follow-up to this post: https://southfloridacarappraisers.com/classic-car-news-and-tips/how-do-you-get-financing-on-your-branded-or-rebuilt-title-1657747143488.html? several have asked what effect a rebuilt title has on the value of a vehicle. As attorneys are known to respond – “it depends!” Comparing two identical vehicles, same year, make, model, options, mileage, and condition, the one with the rebuilt title can be worth anywhere from 20% to 40% less than the one with a clean, no accident history.

Stolen 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Stolen 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

With just 200 miles on the odometer, this 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat was stolen out of the owner’s driveway at 2:30 AM, never to be seen again! Fortunately, he had comprehensive insurance with the “Good Hands” folk! Unfortunately, they wanted to reimburse him just $83,036 for his loss! Luckily, he was familiar with, and decided to invoke, the ‘Appraisal Clause’ in his policy and hired Auto Appraisal Network of South Florida to provide a prior-to-loss fair market value appraisal.

How do you get financing on your branded or rebuilt title? How do you get financing on your branded or rebuilt title?

OK, the first question to address is what is the difference between a branded, salvage and rebuilt, or reconstructed title? A ‘branded’ title is any title that is not a ‘clean’ title. Both salvage and rebuilt/reconstructed titles are branded, but there is a difference between salvage and rebuilt. Can you get a loan on a vehicle with a salvage/rebuilt/branded title?

Thinking of buying a Bentley? Thinking of buying a Bentley?

The choices are indeed many, ranging from a 1920s 4 ½ liter “Blower Bentley”, 1950s R-Type Continental, 1980s Mulsanne Turbo, or a present-day Flying Spur. During the 103 years that Bentleys have been manufactured there have been numerous different models, and can be broken down into four distinct time periods.

Stolen car, now what? Stolen car, now what?

Stolen car, now what? If your vehicle is stolen, you should call the police immediately and then notify your insurer, your lender and your state’s DMV. Almost 900,000 vehicles were reported stolen across the U.S. last year according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), an insurance industry association. Lots of questions! What happens when your car is stolen then found? Who will pay for the damages that happened when the car was not in your custody?

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