What kind of auto insurance is right for you?
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Daily driver (Stated Value) insurance is well suited for your daily driver car that is depreciating in value, but your custom or restored collector car that is going up in value, needs different (Agreed Value) insurance coverage. Do NOT lump your daily drivers and collector cars on the same policy! In the event of a claim for your collector car, you could be greatly disappointed!
For cars, trucks, motorcycles, motorhomes, RVs, boats and light aircraft appraisals, from Key West to Port Canaveral, South Florida Car Appraisers has you covered.
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?
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.
The two secrets the auto insurance industry doesn't want you to know are "Appraisal Clause" and "Diminished Value." Almost every auto insurance policy has an Appraisal Clause, giving the policyholder, in the event their vehicle is declared a total loss, the right to an independent appraisal of the prior-to-loss fair market value. Diminished Value is the sudden loss of value because of an accident. If you were not at-fault in the accident, you can make a Diminished Value claim against the at-fault driver's insurance company. Call/text 786-853-0711 with any questions.
Nostalgia is an up-to-date re-imagination of the fabled 1934 BMW R7. Collector motorcycles require agreed value insurance coverage, not the stated value coverage that daily riders/drivers have. Protect your investment! Get it appraised! More info on the Nostalgia: https://nmoto.com/
After being hit by a tow truck whose driver admitted to texting and driving, then dealing with the insurance company and feeling he was being short changed thru the whole process - a $36,187 settlement offer, Luis contacted Auto Appraisal Network for a Prior-to-Loss Fair Market Value Appraisal. Result? $41,705 settlement. That's $5,518 more! If your insurance company is delaying, denying or underpaying, call/text 786-853-0711
Why your boat needs a professional written appraisal. There are two basic types of boat insurance—“agreed value” and “actual cash value”, also known as "stated value." How depreciation is handled is what sets them apart. An "agreed value" policy covers the boat based on its value when the policy was written. While it may cost more, there is no depreciation for a total loss of the boat (some partial losses may be depreciated). "Actual cash value" policies may cost less, but factor in depreciation. Simply stated, the policy will only pay up to the actual cash value of the boat at the time it is declared a total or partial loss. Eventually, as your boat ages, your insurer will probably insist on an actual cash value policy, unless you provide a Replacement Value Appraisal
When buying an older car, or one with a rebuilt or 'branded' title, most financing companies will request an independent Fair Market Value appraisal of the vehicle before approving your loan. Recently we've appraised two newer sports coupes with rebuilt titles in South Florida, a 2016 Jaguar F-Type and a 2018 Nissan GTR, and both loans were approved!
Whether you are buying your first collector car, adding one to you collection, or purchasing the whole collection, we can help with a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) and Fair Market Value appraisal in South Florida.