40mph collision and a dual front airbag deployment has me thinking this is almost assuredly a totaled vehicle now. It's a shame, it was a real keeper.
I filed a claim this morning and am expecting to hear back from an adjuster on Monday. It's 13 years old and has 181k on the clock, so I'm fully expecting some low-ball compensation offer from my auto insurance. I'm looking for advice on how to leverage the maximum amount of money out of my insurer.
Any first had experience from fellow mudders who have been down this road would be greatly appreciated. Here are a few ideas I'm wondering about.
- I just put $900 worth of new tires on it two months ago. Can I use that angle to try to earn some extra compensation?
- This truck has an amazing dealer service history. There are entries every 5-6k at the dealer almost since new. We all know that would increase resale value on the open market in the real world, but can I use it to leverage a few extra bucks from the adjuster?
- It was in premium condition- a 99th percentile example. Again, can I work this for more money?
In the meantime, the search begins again. ::SIGH:: It was really hard finding that one, and I'm not looking forward to sifting through all the beaters for another great 100.