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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.
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?"
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?
If you are looking for a car appraisal near you, and you are in South East Florida, you've found us! Getting a car appraisal before you buy, sell, or trade a car helps you get a good idea of the vehicle’s value and puts you in a better-informed position to negotiate. Several factors can affect a car’s value, such as your location and what kind of buyer you’re selling to (if you’re selling). Where you go to get your car appraisal could also affect the estimate you receive. Online guides, lenders, car dealers and professional appraisers can all offer car appraisals.
Whether you are looking to purchase a 1946 Chevy pick-up truck with a Corvette engine, a 1979 Excalibur Series II Phaeton, or any other out-of-the-ordinary "oddball" vehicle you would be well advised to get a pre-purchase inspection, or financing appraisal to determine the condition and/or the fair market value of the the vehicle. Call/text 786-853-0711 to discuss your needs
If you have tried to obtain a financing loan on a vehicle, say, 10 or more years old, you may have found that the lending institution won't do so without a current fair market value appraisal. In addition to financing, we provide diminished value and prior-to-total loss appraisals. Call/text 786-853-0711 for more info.
If you are looking to purchase a 1955-57 Chevy "Tri-Five" in South Florida and want a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) or need an appraisal for financing, we've got you covered! Call/text 786-853-0711 to receive a sample of our 25 page 40+ photograph pdf report
Did a pre-purchase inspection of a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback at Motor Car Gallery in Fort Lauderdale today for a client in Southern California. A really nice clean sympathetic restoration, its only fault being new-looking barely used tires with 2009/10 date codes, which should be replaced for safety reasons. Despite a very positive review, the client decided to keep looking! If you are in the market for a '67 Fastback, call Motor Car Gallery, as this one will slip away soon!
Are you looking to purchase an antique or classic car in South Florida? To be sure that it truly reflects the condition as advertised by the seller and determine its current accurate Fair Market Value, get a Pre-Purchase inspection (PPI) and Fair Market Value appraisal. What do you think this '56 Continental Mark II is worth? Call/text: 786-853-0711
Depends on the value of the car. If it's a “regular" 20 year old car, then you won't be able to get a normal auto loan. Once most cars are even 10 years old they are worth basically nothing to a bank. There are alternative financing sources, however, and most of them will require a Financing Auto Appraisal to determine the Fair Market Value of the vehicle. Need an appraisal in South Florida for car loan? We can help! Call text 789-853-0711