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Auto Consigment

Trust us to sell your vehicle with confidence

Houston Auto Consigment

Need to sell a vehicle? Thinking about trading one in? Lets look at your options. We want to help you get the most for your vehicle!

Option 1. Trade-In:

It’s fairly easy to determine whether any given trade-in deal is good or bad for the party doing the trade-in. While there are certainly tax benefits to trading in your vehicle, you must make sure that those benefits out way the profit you are losing by not selling the vehicle yourself. For example; if you purchase a $10,000.00 dollar vehicle and a dealership gives you $4000.00 credit for your trade-in, you will only have to pay sales tax on the remaining $6000.00. In this example you save $250.00 in tax ($4000.00 x 6.25%). To determine whether this is a good deal or not, you should ask yourself if you could have sold the vehicle to a private party for more than $4250.00. If the answer is yes…then you would have been better off selling it yourself. Obviously time is money…so you will need to put a cost on the time you would have spent selling the vehicle, but for the most part the value of a trade-in is pretty easy to assess.

Option 2. For Sale by Owner:

Most people want to sell their own vehicle because they believe they will be able to sell it for more on the private market than they would by trading it in. While this is almost always true, what most people fail to account for is the time required to list and post the vehicle, talk with/meet prospective buyers, and ultimately sell a vehicle. There are millions of listing sites, print ads, direct mail, and other avenues by which individuals and companies alike sell vehicles. There are also a lot of “dog” buyers that simply waste your time by offering ridiculously low prices. It is very easy to get lost in the shuffle if you are not diligent about marketing your vehicle. Our advise; if you have time, do it yourself. If you don’t have time, get help from the pros.

Option 3. Texas International Motors’s Consignment Program:

We know its important to you to get the most money you can for your vehcile…after all, every dollar counts. That’s why we have put together a simple consignment program that offers our customers maximum exposure and a money back guarantee. We take high resolution pictures and video of our consignment vehicles and list them on more than 20 sites every other day. We have a sales staff to weed through calls (the good, the bad, and the ugly) and in the event a buyer needs to finance your vehicle, we have financing options available. Worried about the safety of your vehicle? We have physical damage and liability insurance that extends to any consignment vehicle, but the vehicle can stay with you if you like…we just need it here for 20 minutes to take pictures.

How much does it cost? $500.00 flat fee per vehicle. This fee is only paid if and when the vehicle sells. If you sell the vehicle yourself or decide you want us to discontinue the consignment, you don’t owe us a dime.

Selling vehicles is our livelihood. We are willing to bet we can sell your’s for the price you want or more! Call us at (713) 781-7825 to discuss selling your vehicle.

FAQ

How can I be sure you’re not working in their best interest and not mine? Because of our size and volume, we can provide quality repairs and additional claims services that makes us a preferred shop for many insurance companies. We believe that our good relationship with insurance companies is an asset for our customers. But, ultimately, our first responsibility is always to our customers and it’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly. We know our customers are entrusting their vehicle investment and, more importantly, their family’s safety with us. As auto repair professionals, we are strong advocates for value, quality and safety and we never compromise our principles for any reason.

You don’t have to settle for less. We work with all major insurance companies. The bottom line is that most agents want the same thing we all do – quality repairs at a fair price. They want you to be satisfied with the job you receive.

There has been a technology revolution in the auto repair industry in the last few years and we have been at the forefront of it. Today’s vehicles are more complex and technologically challenging and so auto repair has become more complex. We are committed to offering our customers an unparalleled standard of service because we know our people will do the job right. We back up every one of our technicians with the latest technology and continual training to meet the highest factory standards.

No law requires you to get more than one estimate. We work with all major insurance companies and, in our experience, it is usually unnecessary to get multiple estimates once a claim representative from the insurance company is involved. In fact, it can be the case that a car may be unsafe to drive to the next shop or additional driving may cause more damage. It’s usually best to pick a reputable repair facility and have your insurer deal directly with that facility. Cost and Value

Today’s complex vehicles make it difficult to give customers an immediate estimate. To properly complete an accurate, itemized estimate, a thorough disassembly is required. A guesstimate may be helpful to get the claim rolling, but a complete estimate nearly always requires disassembly.

No, All insurance company require paid deductible.

This is a concern for all of us. Talking to insurance agent may be a wise choice. The question you must ask yourself is whether your premium will increase by an amount greater than the cost of repairs in the next one, two or three years. In our experience, the answer is usually no – and usually not even close.

The fact of the matter is that quality collision repair on modern vehicles is expensive. It is rare for damage to be less than the deductible. Quality parts, paint, materials, new technology and skilled labor can make even small fender benders quite costly. Remember, you have a major investment in your vehicle. The bottom line is that quality repair doesn’t cost, it pays. Sooner or later, you will sell, trade-in or turn back your car. If a repair is of poor quality, you may have to pay the lease company or discount your car at the time of sale or trade-in.

Just as we urge customers to file a claim for their own repairs, we would urge our customers to protect themselves by making a full accident report and insurance claim when the damage is someone else’s fault. Too often, people are quick to offer to pay at first until a full assessment of damage – including hidden damage – is made. Should additional damage be found or if the repair estimate is higher than expected, you may be left holding the bag for repair costs. Many insurance policies won’t cover damage unless policyholders file an accident report and notify them immediately. We urge you not to take this risk.

NO. Insurance appraisers sometimes are unable to write a thorough estimate until after the auto repair facility has evaluated the full cost to repair damage. If the appraiser has missed any items or underestimated any costs, we will work directly with the insurance company to resolve those issues. In the rare event that it cannot be worked out, you will be notified prior to incurring any charges.

We offer a lifetime guarantee on our workmanship.

With our computerized paint mixing system and our rigid standards and training, our technicians will perfectly match your vehicle’s paint every time.

In years past, before high-tech tools, equipment and facilities like Euro Car Depot, many cars were never the same after an accident. However, today, we can assure you that your car will be the same and – quite often – better after the repairs are completed.

We can provide phone numbers to the major rental car companies. They can pick you up here when you drop your car off for repairs and they can drop you back off here when your car is comple