Here are the most frequently asked questions of Benchmark Auto Appraisers.
Q.Do I need to bring my car in for an appraisal?
A.No, our IACP certified field inspectors will go to the location of your vehicle.
Q. Are your appraisal reports accepted by Insurance Companies?
A.Yes! We are recognized by major insurance companies, lending institutions, courts and governmental agencies throughout the United States.
Q.I purchased a vehicle from a private seller for $4,500 and now the Tax office wants me to pay full Standard Presumptive Value sales tax on their appraised amount of $12,500? That’s not fair! Can you help?
A. Yes! You have a right to an appraisal performed by a Certified Insurance Appraiser.
Q. I had an accident and think my car is worth more than the insurance company is offering. What can I do?
A. First, read your policy or ask your adjuster directly to see if your policy provides for you the ability to obtain your own independent vehicle appraisal in a pre-loss value dispute. If so, contact us immediately, we’ll be more than happy to review your case with you in detail.
Q. Are your company appraisals certified?
A. Yes! Benchmark Auto Appraisers provide you with a complete certified appraisal in accordance with the Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers – Independent Appraisers Certification Program (IACP). www.bocaa.org
Q. Do you work on the weekends or after-hours?
A. Yes! Benchmark Auto Appraisers is conveniently open 6 days a week! It’s very important that we are contacted in advance. There must be adequate lighting for photos and visual inspection.
Q. How long does it take to schedule and get my appraisal report?
A. Generally, we schedule inspections within 24-48 hours. The length of time to prepare the report may vary, depending on the complexity of the case but can usually be completed within 2-3 working days. Rush orders are available at the premium rate.
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