Pinnacle Auto Appraisers' Blog

Keeping the auto appraising industry up to date with important auto industry and appraiser information.

Gotcha! Cameras slow rate of red-light violations

A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reviewing the use of red light cameras at four major intersections within the county of Arlington, VA, over a two-year period determined that those cameras significantly reduced the number of red light violations – proving, in the eyes of the group’s researchers, that such technology can successfully “modify” driver behavior.

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Video Find: Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Highlighted in “Get Happy” Super Bowl Ad

Volkswagen previously teased its Super Bowl commercial with Jimmy Cliff singing, “C’mon, Get Happy,” and now the automaker has released the full commercial that is, unsurprisingly, called “Get Happy.” The clip, which will air this Sunday during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, features an unexpectedly jovial office worker from Minnesota. Despite grim conditions [...]
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January 2013 management briefing: World markets (2)

In this month's management briefing we review the latest developments and prospects for demand in the world's major vehicle markets. This instalment takes a look at the ASEAN markets of south-east Asia.
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AAA Study: Cell Phones Cause Dangerous Driving

In a survey performed by the 2012 Traffic Safety Culture Index conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 69 percent of licensed drivers have disregarded safe driving and talked on a cell phone within the last month. The majority of other drivers–89 percent of respondents–believe that those who use their phone while driving are [...]
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CHINA: Market could see 10% growth this year

China's car market may rise up to 10% this year despite fears of more government policies to limit car ownership, reported the South China Morning Post.
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Free Review:

If you are looking to increase your insurance coverage on your vehicle, the insurance company may require you to obtain a certified auto appraisal.   If you have a custom car, truck or motorcycle, the insurance company won't pay you more than book value. Get a stated value appraisal to cover money spent customizing your vehicle.  Have a collector or exotic vehicle?  Book value does not justify the vehicle value  In case you are in an accident, have a certified auto appraisal done.  Contact us today for a Free Evaluation!

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Pinnacle Auto Appraisers Will Professionally Evaluate Your Vehicle!


Pinnacle Auto Appraisers prides itself on quickly handling large amounts of vehicles. We routinely handle fleets for: vans, trucking, limousine, shuttle, buses, SUV, corporate, taxi, dealership, clubs, rental, and delivery companies. We handle large national chains, small family businesses, and car club appraisal(s).

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Pinnacle Auto Appraisers Offers Quality Fleet Appraisals!


If you were involved in an accident and the insurance company deemed your vehicle a total loss, we can help.  If you don't agree with the insurance company's offer, you have the right to hire an independent certified appraiser to determine the actual cash value of your vehicle.  Our certified appraiser will go to the vehicle location, conduct the inspection and complete a certified total loss appraisal on your vehicle.  Total loss claims do require a negotiation phase which we will take care of for you at no additional charge!

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Let Pinnacle Auto Appraisers Help After A Crash!


Our Appraisers are repair shop and car club fanatics! We enjoy when local and national clubs invite us out to their local gatherings. We offer an appraisal discount that lasted all month. We love everything that has an engine and drives on the road. We do our best to help everyone in need of an appraisal!

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Pinnacle Auto Appraisers - We Value Car Clubs and Repair Shops!