With your vehicle being the second most valuable possession you own it is no surprise that we are often asked about loss in value. Most folks ask it this way: if I have a quality repair performed on my vehicle will the value of my vehicle be affected? This is a great question! And unfortunately the answer is yes. But it is important to note that there are three types of diminished value that are combined to create the reduction in your vehicle’s value. They are quality, part, and inherent diminished value. The first two of these we can help you control but inherent diminished value is just the fact that your vehicle has been in an accident. By choosing Alan Conner Collision Centers you have already decided to use a high quality repair facility that will use the latest in technology combined with technicians that are trained by the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair otherwise known as I-CAR. So we will execute a repair plan that will insure a top quality finished product. And this will eliminate any chance of quality related diminished value. For more information about I-CAR click the photo below. The second type is all about parts. It works like this: original equipment parts are what your vehicle came with so using those parts will eliminate any parts related diminished value. But we must face up to the fact that many aftermarket companies have developed parts for your vehicle at a lower price and these parts often come with a lifetime warranty. Pretty good when compared to that 12,000 mile or 12 month warranty from the original equipment manufacturers! Remember it is your choice as to what parts you want on your vehicle. And therefore choosing OEM parts will also eliminate any part diminished value. As for that last type, inherent diminished value, we would strongly recommend consulting a professional diminished value assessment company. We suggest you check out DiminishedValueReport.net as they are a partner who can provide reports and resources that will assist you with determining your diminished value. For more information about diminished value click the photo above!