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Certified Auto Appraiser   # V34-075

Have you been in an auto accident where the other driver was at fault and you weren’t?

If you have, You’ve suffered Diminished Value.

The at-fault driver’s insurance company owes you for your Loss of resale value, not just the repairs. DVAA provides the Proof of your loss of value and the documentation you need to recover your loss of resale value.


Take the guesswork out of how much your Diminished Value Claim may be worth by requesting a Free Diminished Value Report Estimate below. Provide us with a little information, and a certified auto appraiser will review your claim information and provide you with a free estimate of your loss of resale value. 

What is Diminished Value? At no-fault of your own, your vehicle is now worth thousands less even if it’s been repaired to what they called pre-loss condition. It may not feel or drive like it did before. Even if they did return it to 100% pre-loss condition, your car or truck now has a damage history and may be branded for life with a negative Carfax®  or AutoCheck® Report reducing the value of your vehicle.


That’s not fair. In a perfect world, the insurance company would just replace your car. But, the world isn’t fair and insurance companies only care about their bottom line. DVAA’s Loss Value Appraisal provides the credible proof and documentation you need to recover your loss of resale value, also known as “Diminished Value”.

  • Free Estimate
  • All 50 states 
  • 5 Star Rated
  • Signed By a Government Certified Auto Appraiser # V34-075
  • Real Estimate, Real Appraisal, Not inflated to entice you.
  • Real Office location not a UPS store like most of our competitors
  • Money Back Guarantee*


Why Choose Diminished Value Auto Appraisers?

Government Certified Appraiser

When Hiring an Auto Appraiser, make sure they are certified by a U.S. Government Entity. Otherwise, the appraisal may not be considered credible. We are government certified and licensed auto appraisers. #V34-075

Credible Automotive Experience

Your DVAA appraiser will have a minimum of 10 years of automotive dealership experience evaluating the overall value of vehicles. Be aware, many online DV appraisal companies are run by ex-body shop repair estimators or ex-insurance reps with no previous experience evaluating the overall value of a vehicle. 

Credible Valuations

Some appraisal companies inflate their valuations in an effort to entice you to use them because they have the largest value. Largest doesn’t mean you’ll settle for more, normally  it’s the opposite. Most insurance companies have figured out who provides credible appraisals that follow known appraisal standards, and who provide inflated values that are picked out of the air. 



Many Diminished Value sites claim to be USPAP complient, but most don’t even follow the basics. U.S.P.A.P. stands for the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. This is the most widely recognized Appraisal standards and is what makes our appraisals credible. 


DVAA has a real long term physical location. Not a UPS office, Post Office, Residence or Vacant lot that many fly by night online apprasail companies rely on. Many online Diminished Value Companies are actually located at a UPS Store, Vacant Lot or Closed Car Wash.  

100% Money Back Guarantee

You can order in confidence that not only will you receive a credible appraisal report proving your diminished value, but if you fully follow our instructions, and recover less than your appraisal cost, we’ll provide you a 100% refund of your appraisal fee.


It’s Simple. Just follow our proven process below and recover your diminished value in just 6 easy steps.

1. Gather Documentation

Request a PDF of the final repair estimate from the repair shop. Have it ready when you fill out our questionnaire in the next step.

2. Request Free DV Estimate

Request a Free Diminished Value Estimate to find out how much diminished value your car has suffered. Upload or email the PDF of the repairs and your vehicle’s photos when you fill out the form.


3. Order Appraisal

Order your signed and certified diminished value appraisal from DVAA. Our Government Licensed and Certified Appraiser will prepare and sign your Appraisal. 

4. Send Demand

File a demand to be made whole with the at-fault insurance company following our simple instructions and using our proven forms.

5. Negotiation

The insurance company will assess your claim an some may want to negotiate. We’re here to assist you with any negotiations regarding your diminished value. 


6. Settlement

Following our time proven instructions and evidence,  you’ll receive a settlement for your diminished value claim in as little as 2 weeks.

Each appraisal is overseen and signed by our Appraisal Director, Ken Nix. Ken has worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years and is a highly respected automotive authoritative. Founder of Volkswagen Owners Club, with over 60,000 members worldwide he is an internationally known automotive expert and certified auto appraiser. He has testified as an expert witness in many diminished value arbitrations, jury trials, and criminal restitution court cases. Ken has over 7 years experience working for Honda, 3 years with Toyota, 3 years with Volkswagen and Volvo and many other franchises. He’s worked directly with hundreds of national dealership personnel such as Dealer Principals, General Manaagers, GSMs,and  Fixed-Ops Directors while employed with Reynolds and Reynolds developing and consulting on automotive marketing and customer retention.


What People are Saying

“Worked Great!”

The Hartford came back with $7,000 on the first offer!Russ G.






“Liberty Mutual Paid 100%!”

“Just a note to let you know that Liberty Mutual accepted your diminished value number of $2,840.00 for my Jeep, and will pay it. Merry Christmas!”



“Easier than I thought”

“I was expecting a fight, but I sent the appraisal in and Progressive’s initial offer was $4,000 and finally settled at $5,200 ” M. Alvarez – Houston, TX




“Safeco Pays $5,000”

“Sorry it has taken me so long to tell you this, but Safeco settled with me for $5,000! I was incredibly happy about that and I just wanted to give you a big ol’ heatfelt thank you! I never could have done it without your help. I think it was less than a week after I sent them your estimate that I had a check in my hand. 
Again, THANK YOU! Luke. R.


“AAA Paid 77% of your Valuation”

“The insurance company (AAA) has responded. They are offering $1,746.75 to settle the case. Your value was $2,503.00.” – Henry




“Great Job!”

“I’ve got a check from State Farm for the total sum you appraissed – thank you very much! -G McCoy


“I Was Skeptical”

“Settled for nearly #4,500 dollars, I’m no longer a skeptic”. J. Smith


“Quick Turn Around”

“Received my appraisal within 48 hours signed by a certified appraiser. Not only did they pay the full amount, but they reimbursed the cost of the appraisal also”. – C Royals


“Great Outcome! Highly Recommended!”

He knows cars, and knows the insurance agencies. Ken held the insurance companies feet to the fire, and forced them to increase my vehicle valuation by thousands of dollars.