Archive | July, 2012

OEM vs. Aftermarket Replacement Parts Part II

OEM vs. Aftermarket Replacement Parts Part II

Last week, I talked about the general difference between OEM and aftermarket replacement parts and the issues that can arise when your body shop uses aftermarket parts to repair your vehicle. Using an aftermarket part to replace the original part on your car can cause serious issues not only to the way your car operates, [...]

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OEM vs. Aftermarket replacement parts

OEM vs. Aftermarket replacement parts

So you’ve been in a fender bender and you take it to the shop that your insurance company suggested. Naturally, the shop is going to try to make the repairs to your car as cheaply as possible because that is what they are obligated to do per contract with the insurance company. That’s best for [...]

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Getting the Diminished Value Back

Getting the Diminished Value Back

Your insurance company won’t give you the diminished value (DV) for your car. Your car is relatively new and the damage was extensive, so the DV is a fairly significant sum. You need that value back to cover your losses if you ever trade that car in. Unfortunately, you insurer is telling you that it [...]

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