Why have your vehicle appraised?

Selling a collector vehicle: An appraisal can help when selling a collector vehicle.


Why have your vehicle appraised?

Substandard restoration: Did you pay for the prize winning restoration only to find out that the only prize you win is the "booby prize"?


Why have your vehicle appraised?

Claim settlement: If you are arguing with an insurance company over the value of your vehicle after a loss then an appraisal NOW can be a big help.


Why have your vehicle appraised?

Divorce: Yes, the "D" word. Don't ever let a court or some attorney determine what your vehicle is worth.


Why have your vehicle appraised?

Donation/Gift: The IRS requires an appraisal for any substantial gift to charity or eligible museum, etc.

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Auto Appraisal Network, Inc. 2006 – Present
Owner and appraiser of a national automotive appraisal franchise, specializing in:
  • Classic, custom and collectable vehicles.
  • Late model and pre-purchase appraisals.
  • Replacement Value
  • Fair Market Value
  • Prior to Loss Value
  • Diminished value
  • Estate Valuations
  • Donations
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Legal Disputes 
Jim has always been passionate about cars.  Since buying his first car in 1958, Jim has owned and restored over 100 classic automobiles and motorcycles with and without custom modifications.  He regularly attends and participates in full custom and classic car shows.

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An Experienced Appraiser

Auto Appraisal Network of Ventura provides professional appraisal reports for agreed value insurance policies, diminished value claims, financing, divorce settlements, bankruptcy, estate planning and pre-purchase inspections in North Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis, Obispo and Kern Counties. 

Jim Schneider

Santa Clarita, California 91390 USA 

(805) 551-1553





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out of 60 ratings

Motorcycle Appraisal - by Ruben Ramirez, 05-22-2021 19:05:09

4.13 / 5 stars

Jim appraised my 2003 Harley Davidson RoadKing. He was very polite, professional and extremely friendly. He was very knowledgeable and knew exactly what was on my bike. He even took the time to look at a classic truck I had just purchased and gave me some tips on classic vehicle insurance. Jim sent me a email of my appraisal and sent a hard copy to my residence. I was happy with his appraisal and quality of his work.

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Pre-Purchase Inspection - by Deborah Gilson, 07-21-2020 17:07:41

4.20 / 5 stars

Jim Schneider was beyond helpful when I landed on a Nissan Juke NISMO I fancied. I sent the vehicle's link to Jim for a bird's eye view. He inspected the engine, brakes, paint and Seller's Description. What he noticed from his professional standpoint was worth its weight in gold. Although I find navigating this so-called man's world is no small feat, with Jim's assurance I felt secure.

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Norton appraisal - by Dave Burnett, 09-24-2019 21:09:29

4.20 / 5 stars

Jim appraised a 1970 Norton Commando for me. This was my first experience with a remote purchase (Cal to Fl). Along with a detailed appraisal Jim provided a very helpful opinion of the seller. Great help for peace of mind on a remote sale. Jim is a professional. Confidently recommended.

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Auto Appraisal - by Timothy Wall, 03-12-2019 17:03:59

4.23 / 5 stars

Mr. Schneider was a joy to work with. He arrived promptly to my house and gave a thorough review of my vehicle. It was a bit of a curveball as the car is not sold here and has very few comparable examples, but he did his due diligence and research to determine a fair replacement value. If you need an appraisal in Ventura County Jim is the guy for you!

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Car Appraisal - by William Flavin, 10-22-2018 09:10:52

4.20 / 5 stars

Jim appraised a 1969 Roadrunner for me in Ventura as I was not able to see the car myself. He was extremely thorough and gave me an honest review. I bought the car and received it in the condition Jim said it was in. Jim is as meticulous as I am and his work shows it. I recommended Jim to anyone looking for a fair and honest appraisal. Thanks again Jim!

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- by Julie Kelly, 10-27-2017 04:10:26

Thank you for your extremely responsive work.

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