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.

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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Auto Appraisal Network provides the best auto appraisal 

reports for your car valuation needs

in North Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern Counties. 

Jim Schneider

Santa Clarita, California 91390 USA 

(805) 920-8011




  • Insurance Insurance What kind of insurance is right for your car?
  • Diminished Value Diminished Value Would you pay full price for a car that has been in an accident and repaired?
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections Pre-Purchase Inspections Not able to get there to touch and see your possible dream car?
  • Custom car appraisals Custom car appraisals
  • Motorcycles appraisals Motorcycles appraisals Yes, we appraise bikes!
  • Boats Boats Living here in Ventura we sometimes spend as much on our boats as we do cars or even our house.
  • Prior to Loss Prior to Loss Has your insurance company offered to settle your total loss claim for an amount for less than you think your car is worth?

Sample report


out of 56 ratings

Pre-Purchase Inspection - by Deborah Gilson, 2020-07-21 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, 2019-09-24 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, 2019-03-12 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, 2018-10-22 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, 2017-10-27 04:10:26

Thank you for your extremely responsive work.

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