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How Frame Damage Ruins Vehicle Resale Value

Posted: October 13, 2017

How Frame Damage Ruins Vehicle Resale Value You may not notice it if you aren’t a trained auto body repair expert, but damage to your vehicle’s frame will set you back financially when you are ready to sell it. We live in the age of vehicle transparency, where its history is available for all to… Read More

Best Insurance Companies for Diminished Value Claims

Posted: October 5, 2017

Best Insurance Companies for Diminished Value Claims Are you in the market for car insurance? Besides considering the best options for you from a premium perspective, it’s a really good idea to know which insurance companies are known for the best claim service as well. If and when the time comes that you are in… Read More

Autoloss vs. Automated Diminished Value Sites

Posted: September 30, 2017

What is the difference between an automated Diminished Value appraisal and a Diminished Value appraisal completed by Autoloss? So much… There are many automated websites selling so-called diminished value appraisals. Many of these so-called diminished appraisals are not signed and give no customer service if the client has problems. Autoloss believes the automated sites are good for information on Diminished… Read More

Odometer Tampering or “Clocking”

Posted: September 22, 2017

It continues to be a big problem. Both electronic and mechanical odometers are often “clocked,” “spun,” or set back. The new car market is slowing and millions of vehicles are coming off lease. Add up the additional ten cents per mile sellers realize by clocking odometers, and there is significant incentive for dishonest people to commit fraud…. Read More

Error on Missouri Insurance Web Site

Posted: September 12, 2017

An error on the State of Missouri Department of Insurance website demonstrates how widespread mis-information is about Diminished Value. This Kansas City Star article tells how the state’s web site forgets to mention the difference between first-party and third-party Diminished Value claims. An expert quoted in the story says, “They’re the insurance department. They should know better. It’s like a mechanic… Read More

Oregon’s High Court Back Pickup Owner Over Insurer

Posted: September 10, 2017

The “Diminished Value” lawsuit might end up including most insurance-covered auto repairs in the state since 1993 Friday, October 24, 2008 ASHBEL S. GREEN The Oregonian Staff The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday sided with an automobile policyholder who said his insurance company should pay not only for repairs, but also the loss in value… Read More

A Father’s Day Nightmare Diminished By Autoloss

Posted: June 3, 2017

Father’s Day is supposed to be a time to reflect on your family and how much you appreciate your children, just as much as they are supposed to return the favor during the holiday. However, that ideal scenario was abruptly put on hold on June 17, 2012. In most ways, it was a pretty uneventful… Read More

How To Know You Have a Diminished Value Case

Posted: May 3, 2017

Even if you have a great auto body repair shop, a vehicle isn’t the same after a crash. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize they have a Diminished Value case until it comes time to sell the vehicle. Insurance companies will sometimes award a settlement even if a car has decreased value after it’s been repaired…. Read More

Oregon’s high court backs pickup owner over insurer

Posted: October 2, 2009

The “diminished value” lawsuit might end up including most insurance-covered auto repairs in the state since 1993 Friday, October 24, 2008 ASHBEL S. GREEN The Oregonian Staff The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday sided with an automobile policyholder who said his insurance company should pay not only for repairs, but also the loss in value his vehicle… Read More

Autoloss Receives 2009 Best of Portland Award

Posted: September 7, 2009

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 — Autoloss has been selected for the 2009 Best of Portland Award in the Appraisers category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • I settled the Diminished Value Claim. I traded my Jeep and got something else. The dealership gave me 23,000.00 for my 2007 Jeep towards a different vehicle, and State Farm gave me 4,000.00 for Diminished Value. Initially, State Farm only offered me $1,500 for Diminished Value. So I was happy... Read More

    Diminished Value - Jeep Claim

  • My car was involved in a terrible accident while parked on the street. Damage was substantial enough that insurance company totaled it and promptly offered a settlement. But I did not feel the settlement amount was adequate; given it was almost a classical Mercedes in an excellent condition. so I... Read More

    Diminished Value - Mercedes Claim

  • Thank you again for your enormous help and expertise. As you know, after my 2007 Volvo was involved in an accident earlier this fall, I was disappointed with the insurance company's "Diminished Value" they had assigned to the vehicle as a result of the accident. The amount of Diminished Value... Read More

    Dick Sullivan - Atlanta, Georgia

  • I just wanted to thank you so much for your help. Talking to you today has eased my mind. I will be referring your company to friends and family. Monica was wonderful as well. It's so nice doing business with such nice people. Read More

    Allison Teague, Atlanta, Georgia

  • My new Maserati was stolen and Amica Insurance Company only offered me $62,000. I called Autoloss and spoke with the owner, Terry Fisher. I was so impressed with Mr. Fisher I signed up on the spot. Within 1 month Autoloss had negotiated a new settlement of over $30,000 more then... Read More

    Kenny Clark - Atlanta, Georgia

  • After my brand new truck was recovered after being stolen, I was sent a $750 check from my insurance company for Diminished Value. At first I was excited... Then I researched Diminished Value and stumbled upon Autoloss. After reading numerous testimonials where people were rewarded thousands in damage, I decided... Read More

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