The squeal of tyres streaking across the road, right before a big BANG! Here at Essendon Panels & Car Smash Repairs, panel beaters located in and around Airport West, Pascoe Vale South, Moonee Ponds and Brunswick, we hear the about the trauma our customers go through, when their car is involved in a car accident all the time.

If you have been in a smash, and want a fast free quote to fix your car by a local panel beater in business for over 40 years, then call us direct on (03) 9379 7349 and we will be able to help you!

The tyres screech across the road, it’s that sickening sound of metal grinding against metal as you lurch forward in the driver’s seat. You climb out of the car and you are aware you are shaken – but thankfully you and the driver who hit you are not injured.

But unfortunately, the same isn’t true for your car. Even after you will endure the hassle of dealing with insurance companies and have the inconvenience of taking your car in for car smash repairs, the bottom line is that your car simply isn’t worth as much.

“The resale value of a vehicle with an accident history is considerably less than a comparable vehicle that’s never been in an accident,”

President and Co-Founder of Advocate Auto Claims LLC.

This phenomenon is called “diminished value,” and the at-fault or third party’s insurance company has an obligation to compensate the driver who was not at fault for this difference in market price.

“Insurance companies are required to restore a vehicle to it’s preloss condition AND value but most consumers aren’t aware that they are entitled to diminished value compensation – and insurance companies don’t volunteer that information.”

President and Co-Founder of Advocate Auto Claims LLC.

We want you to be aware that if you are NOT-AT-FAULT in your car accident then you should ask your insurance company about your rights for extra compensation for damage done to your car as a result of your car accident.

“Each insurance company has its own internal procedures, but those procedures can vary from region to region.”

President and Co-Founder of Advocate Auto Claims LLC.

Of course the laws and regulations governing diminished value differ greatly from one insurance company to the next.

The maze of regulations and loopholes, as well as the harsh stance taken by auto insurance companies against diminished value claims leaves consumers with few options.

“Consumers may be involved in an accident once or twice in a lifetime; they simply don’t have the resources and knowledge to get the compensation they deserve.” 

President and Co-Founder of Advocate Auto Claims LLC.

This is why we are Essendon Panels are committed to helping you ensure you get the best result after your car accident for your loss. While drivers can pay out of pocket for a vehicle inspection or a report to substantiate their claim, and a lawyer may pursue such a claim in conjunction with a personal injury case.

“The process of establishing diminished value and then negotiating the proper compensation is both an art and a science.”

President and Co-Founder of Advocate Auto Claims LLC.

Give us a call anytime at Essendon Panels, or CLICK HERE to get a free quote arranged and we can take care of all your insurance paperwork. We are in the heart of Essendon, and we offer free pick up/delivery and complementary UBER rides for customers. We also offer brand new hire cars while your car is being repaired.