Be Warned…the new trend is for insurance companies to demand you release the vehicle or threaten you with taking away your rental or stop paying storage fees until you release the vehicle to them without payment. Then they tow it away, usually hundreds of miles away, where their appraiser is waiting for its arrival so they can nit-pick it and then offer you a settlement. This is like “check is in the mail” strategy! Be cautious allowing an insurance company to pick up YOUR vehicle and send YOU a check later!
Recently, we have learned that some insurance companies want to immediately pick up salvage vehicles and pay YOU later…DO NOT allow this to happen as YOU will lose leverage. These companies are terminating rental vehicles and threatening to stop paying for storage fees after certain dates if customers don’t comply.
You can file complaints here http://www.yourvehicleyourchoice.com/help-links/ if you are being threatened!