What is the diminished value?

Diminished Value is the automatic loss in the vehicle market value from an accident and repair.  Diminished value is based on public awareness that even if a vehicle is repaired to the best of human ability, it will still exhibit remaining deficiencies and inconsistencies from the pre-loss condition of the vehicle.

Deficiencies include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Weaker structural components that appear cosmetically sound
  • Impossible to duplicate factory seams, sealers, and finishes
  • Telltale signs of repair, such as paint missing off the heads of bolts
  • The unavailability of some factory decals, and markings
  • Undiscovered Kinetic damage throughout the vehicle
  • The increased likelihood of a mechanical failure
  • The effect that the repair will have on the future deployment of the SRS systems
  • The impossibility of duplicating immersion rust-proofing techniques, etc.