What is Repair Related Diminished Value?

Repair Related Diminished Value is based on remaining flaws and defects caused by improper repairs for which the shop had been asked, and paid, to complete. Poor repairs would cause the vehicle to be valued less than a properly repaired vehicle.

A few examples of repair related flaws and defects are as follows:

  • Poor structural, and cosmetic welds
  • Frame repair listed on the insurance estimate, but not completed properly
  • Inferior repairs on straightened panels
  • Miss-matched color paint after “blending” had been paid
  • Sanding scratches on moldings, glass, and trim