According to insurance companies in california, a total repairable loss means the cost to repair the vehicle is very close to the value of the vehicle. I can fix the car and get it inspected and get issued a salvage title to drive once again. An absolute loss would mean they take my car and crush it
lol. But I am now fighting to dispute the assessed value of my car as well as the estimated damages because I don't want a salvage title over this b.s. I was supposed to turn in my title but they can lick my ass. The insurance company assessed my vehicle at $8800 value and estimated over $7000 in damages. There were lots of problems with the evaluation of my car and the comparables they sent me. Who the hell uses cars that are still for sale as comps? I thought they needed to be already sold. I could hypothetically post twenty ads around me asking $50,000 for v10 touaregs and drive the value up that easily in the eyes of insurance. I'm learning all kinds of insane **** about california though. Anyway it just feels wrong that I should have a salvage title for less than $300 in repairs just because insurance companies like to scamaz everything in this state. They straight up told me the insured driver's property damage limits after explicitly telling me they weren't supposed to lol...
also, oh my **** that lower control arm ball joint is such a pain. i actually just called it quits for today so i could get the proper size socket for the hub tomorrow instead of trying to finesse that thing out of there. it pissed me off cuz on the driver side it just popped right out but the passenger side i wasted an hour cursing and wiggling the control arm lol. heads up anyone about to do lower control arms, just get the hub socket and pull the cv it is so much easier. alternatively i see no reason why not to cut the old ball joint stud too but i dont have anything to cut and i figure i'll need the socket eventually
come on be more creative noob i have trash in the cupholders too and i'm listening to old ass weezy that's wack and did you even see the trash in my kitchen lol you can take the boy out the trailer park but you cant take the trailer park out the boy
man bless your heart