(PRWEB) March 22, 2007
A new website developed to inform people of what they are entitled to and what they should expect after being involved in a car accident, I Want My Car Totaled™ is offered by collision experts with over 30 years experience and is not sponsored by any insurance company.
In the aftermath of claim losses from Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, consumers should be more aware than ever that your car may not be repaired completely in the interest of saving the insurance company money. Your family’s safety depends on a professional, complete repair and since it is not always possible to restore the structural integrity of your car, a second collision after repairs could result in injuries to you and your passengers.
Many people who have had collision repairs feel that their car is never the same after an accident, and their first reaction when coming to a body shop is a desire to have their car totaled.
Even if an accident is not severe enough to warrant totaling a car, there are many issues consumers should be aware of before initiating the repair of their vehicle. Detailed in the website are issues such as diminished value, selecting a quality repair shop, insurance company direct repair shops, rental cars, use of aftermarket and used parts, when to call in an independent appraiser, how to handle a less than satisfactory repair, and much more.
Diminished value should be of particular concern now that a number of companies specifically target public records for accident reports to obtain Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) of cars involved in accidents. Most car dealers subscribe to one of these companies and many shoppers are aware of these services and ask the dealer to provide the reports on cars they are interested in purchasing. These cars are worth significantly less money at trade in time and the majority of people are not compensated for this financial loss after an accident.
Also available from I Want My Car Totaled™ is access to professional post repair analysis to confirm complete and safe repairs.
Site access is available to members of the media by e mail.