I have great coverage with AAA. Last night my 19 years off my 1996 Chevy Suburban in an accident with a barrier trying to avoid highway debris. Everyone is OK, thank you God. No other car involved or something.
The car suffered what appears to be significant damage on the front right side : bumpers and the rear grille broken bumpers in the front right tire, right, pull the hook in front sheared, pushed into the radiator grill, right wing completely cracked and all the lights on the side just cracked up body damage on this side, misaligned hood, tires and not running like a crack happened to coach in front.
The car has 135,000 miles on it. Car Blue Book ( fair condition ) is at most $ 3,500. I would not mind to attain it so that I can get another 1996 - 1999 same make and model.
Question: What goes into the " totaled, " to the equation? Does this sound like too much damage to fix this car? What can I expect more probable? I look forward to you and thank you very much for your expertise and time. It is appreciated.
asked Feb 29 '12 at 15:07
The total loss process has some kinks. Usually insurance companies to declare a total loss when the cost to repair the vehicle reaches " 70, 80 or even 90 % " of the fair market value of the car. When looking at the fair market value, the insurance company will not look at Kelley Blue Book or NADA guides. They will look at real prices in your local market.
There are ways to improve your payment, depending on if you want to keep your Suburban and what your state allows you to do.
answered Mar 01 '12 at 03:08