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My car caught on fire a few months back. My insurance company deemed it a total loss and offered me LESS THAN HALF of the Kelley Blue Book value. So I was faced with the task of finding an auto appraiser to deal with these leeches. Luckily, I came across the wonderful people at Auto Appraise. Autumn went to bat for me and dealt with the ineptitude of my insurance company like no other. I received a six page report, along with the 30 photos they took. The appraised stated value was not only fair and closer to the KBB value--but it was based on actually going to look at the vehicle, assessing the condition, as well as an in depth local market analysis...all of which my insurance company failed to do in conjuring up their initial insulting settlement sum. Let's face it, insurance companies do not care about you or what trauma and tragedies you endure and pay them to tend to...they only care about the bottom line and getting you off their backs and quickly and cheaply as possible. Period.
I must admit, I was a bit weary of getting my own appraiser to deal with my insurance company. While this process did test my patience, I am ecstatic that I chose Auto Appraise to settle my case. Autumn and Jason have been more than helpful in dealing with my insurance company and their miss-communications, stalling, half-a$$ed appraises, and overall unprofessional run-around. I cannot overstate how much easier the folks at Auto Appraise have made my life in these past few months.
I highly recommend Auto Appraise. I will be passing their information on to several vintage car collector friends, should they ever need a fair and just appraisal, as should you.
My wife wrecked her car and although we had full coverage insurance the insurance company only offered us a little more then half what I believed the car was worth and they would not budge. That’s when I called Auto Appraisers and talked with Autumn Duehring. She was very professional, nice, and explained my rights and how everything would work. That was really nice to have at an already stressful time. I am so glad I used them because they handled everything from start to finish, they did a great job, and kept me up to date on what was going on. They even got me almost twice what the insurance company had offered (that was more then I expected). Needless to say I am very happy with the company and Autumn. I would recommend them to anyone who needs an honest appraisal from a professional company. Thanks for everything!!!!
I was/am new at trying to find a 'muscle car" for myself.I had been looking on the internet for a few months, finding cars all over the country.Well, when I finally found a car I liked....it was in Miami,over a thousand miles away! To far for me or any of my friends to check out.A guy at a car show, refered me to Auto Appraise.Jason and his staff were Wonderfull!!! There help actually saved me from buying a car I would have had to spend a lot of money to get it to the "fully restored" point that the seller said it was.They sent me over 300 pictures and an extensive report on the car! Jason and I also had a lengthy conversation about the car and what to look for.Just a Great and Trustworth person.My search continues!!! And when I find that "perfect car" Jason will be the first person I call!!
I had Jason and his associates do a inspection this past week for me in Arkansas . My decision was easy to use them due to I had used them two years ago to inspect a car that I purchased based upon the facts I recieved in the inspection. Just like the past inspection communication was excellent from not only the staff but Jason himself. Both inspections were so well documented i could have made the decision without looking at the over 130 photo's they took of each car. It's a pleasure to deal with a company that goes beyond the call of duty to make sure the customer is 100% satisfied. They are my choice! Tommy, firstname.lastname@example.org
I had a custom vehicle that is one of a kind and needed to get it appraised to get a business loan on it. They were grat to work with! Phone calls were always answered and questions attended to. Although this vehicle was difficult to appraise, they were able to get it done for me. Thanks again guys!
Tats On Wheels
It was the best decision I made to use Auto Appraise for the van I donated to a senior citizen organization. My initial contact with Autumn was friendly and most informative. But, it was my conversation with Jason Phillips which ultimately convinced me to have use them for this job. The final appraisal was detailed and done within 10 days which also included the IRS form. Many thanks.
I have used Auto Appraise twice for classic car inspections. They did a very comprehensive, detailed report for me on bothy occasions. In each case, their report gave me the information I needed to make the right decision. I am still looking for my dream car, but I know that I avoided what could have been very costly mistakes due to their thorough work.
St Louis, MO
I am writing to compliment the fine work done by the appraiser on the 1968 Chrysler in Richmond, CA for Dan Trotta.
I am very happy with the appraisal report and having it explained to me in detail; you did a wonderful job. I commend you for the thorough examination of the vehicle.
Thank you for helping me have a better understnading of the process and ratings.
5036 Fray Avenue
Richmond, CA 94704
When you are dealing with Auto Appraise you are dealing with professional automotive consultants of the highest standards. My experience was principally with the owner, Jason Phillips who spent over 30 minutes on the phone with me to understand my situation and to help me determine my needs before I hired his services. Afterwards he then explained how the services his company provides could help me analyze the purchase of a 40 year old vehicle from California which was miles from my home. In comparing this company to other companies, they are the only ones that I could find that actually place the car on a hoist or jack it up to obtain undercarriage pictures.
It took less than 10 days after the Company was hired to receive a complete report with over 175 pictures and a very detailed and comprehensive analysis on the vehicle. In addition, to the written report Jason spent significant time on the phone reviewing the report, the conclusions and answering all questions. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is seriously considering purchasing an auto and needs an objective analysis of condition of the vehicle. Just call and spend a few minutes on the phone and decide for yourself.
I am a US Soldier and my car was stolen while I was deployed to Afghanistan. The insurance company, USAA, was offering me about half of what the car was worth so I immediately invoked the arbitration clause in my policy. I chose Auto Appraise and I don't regret it. Not only did they give me a fair and detailed report of what my car was worth but they assigned me a case agent named Autumn Duehring who worked diligently for 7 months on my claim while USAA tried to screw me over. She was in direct contact with them and took part in negotiations to either settle the value of my car or hire an umpire. She was able to give me professional advice and direction in a time when I felt completely lost. I have no doubt that the experience she brought to the table was what eventually allowed me to settle the claim and move on with my life. I would highly recommend Auto Appraise to anyone in need of their services.
Recently, I planned to place my collector car on the open market For Sale. I had an idea of the value, which was based on an older appraisal, but was not sure where the market had moved to in recent years. I happened Auto Appraise at a large automotive event and reviewed many examples of their work and also noted that a major Auto Insurance Firm (Hagerty) utilized them for professional appraisal and Insurance work. After speaking with them, I became convinced that Auto Appraise would provide me exactly what I needed in order to properly price my vehicle For Sale.
To this point, Auto Appraise thoroughly inspected, and photographed my vehicle; they also did the market research and with consideration to the numerous upgrades I had put into it. Upon completion of their research and work, Auto Appriase provided me a itemized appraisal report detailing every aspect of the vehicle and the noted condition, concluding with a new appraisal value that exceeded my expectations.
The most important aspect of this appriasal is that I now have a resource (the appraisal) which can be presented to a prospective buyer if needed, where as, the buyer and seller are reassured that each is receiving a fair deal and that from an insurability aspect, the vehicle is properly assessed at the correct value.
I am very pleased with professionalism, timeliness and accuracy of the work performed by Auto Appraise and whole heartedly recommend them.
I have been in the market for a collector car for about 3 years and like many have been using the internet to help me locate the right car. I finally found what I thought might be my car, yet it was across the country from where I live. I was not comfortable buying a car without looking at it myself or with my local expert. I looked into airfare, hotel, and car rental plus taking vacation time off from work on very short notice. The cost to make these arrangements were ultimately raising the cost of my dream car, not to mention the time it would require and this car might sell in the planning and travel process. I researched my options and conducted phone interviews and obtained quotes for a vehicle inspection. I spoke with Jason Phillips on the phone from Auto Appraise about my situation. Jason convinced me without a doubt based upon his years of experience and specific knowledge of this model of vehicle plus explaining his process of inspecting that he was very qualified. This vehicle was advertised as having the original motor, numbers matching car, so I opted to have Jason inspect that for me as well. Jason called me after his multiple hour inspection and gave me a brief rundown of my pre-purchase, numbers matching inspection. A few days later I received access to the website with over 350 high-resolution photos and his multiple pages written report of his inspection in 11 detailed sections. The engine block pad stamp did had a derivative of the VIN, yet through Jason’s further analysis of the block casting date and engine suffix code, this motor was not offered in this model in addition the date was after the cowl tag build date. Ultimately, with the information and details Auto Appraise provided me, I opted not to purchase this car, yet as stated in their report, a nice example of a desirable muscle car. I had a follow up call with the seller and he informed me that Jason was a very professional inspector and spent much time and detail looking over his car. Even though I did not buy the car, this was money well spent. I have added a new network of expertise to my car collector portfolio that I plan to call again when the need arises, especially for any long distance inspections.
Thanks very much!
jason and his team are car nuts and they know their stuff.
they contract with excellent appraisers/inpectors all over the country. their appraisers are mechanics, restorers and all round enthusiasts.
each appraiser completes a standardized analysis of each car under review with a rating prescribed for the quality of each aspect of the car. nothing is missed. this report combined with 75+ photos the appraiser takes of the car are sent to auto appraise's centralized location. there, jason analyzes the report and pics, speaks to the inspector and then personally calls you to give you his opinion of the car. the client is able to review the report and photos online.
you are then able to make an informed purchase decision.
i highly recommend these guys to anyone buying a car long distance or locally for that matter.