appraisers use established standards to assure a quality estimate.
a detailed appraisal using the most current software, databases
proper identification of vehicle including VIN, Make, Model,
Year, Body Style,
Equipment and Modifications.
the condition of the vehicle in detail.
performing a damage estimate, list unrelated damage.
pictures of vehicle and, if needed, the point of impact.
accurate time allowances for the repair or replacement of
Replacement will only be considered when parts cannot be economically
applicable, consider the use of LKQ parts.
applicable, consider the use of recycled or after-market parts.
applicable, Identify modifications or depreciation.
practical, recommend appearance allowances.
related towing and storage charges.
request, show ACV and salvage amounts on all borderline or
total loss vehicles.
otherwise instructed by the customer, obtain agreement with
the repair shop.
and document any hidden or additional damage.
that all appraisers are reviewed and trained in new design
changes and repair