How do insurance companies determine car value?

Different auto insurance companies have different methods of determining a car's value. You have little say in whether or not your insurance company totals your car after an accident, but you can appeal their decision. Learn the details.

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Aremu Adams Adebisi graduated from college with a B.Sc in Economics. He's currently pursuing his MBA while writing insurance features covering trending topics in the car insurance industry. He's fascinated by the surges of insurtech in an era of decentralized finance (DeFi). Aremu has written for several insurance agencies and companies. He profiles startups on Insideropedia and serves as a con...

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Chris is the founder of Abrams Insurance Solutions and Marcan Insurance, which provide personal financial analysis and planning services for families and small businesses across the U.S. His companies represent nearly 100 of the top-rated insurance companies. Chris has been a licensed insurance agent since 2009 and has active insurance licenses in all 50 U.S. states and D.C. Chris works tireles...

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UPDATED: Apr 15, 2024

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