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Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is located in the central area of the state along the tidal portion of the Patapsco River, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. The independent city is often referred to as Baltimore City to distinguish it from surrounding Baltimore County. Founded in 1729, Baltimore is the largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic United States and is situated closer to Midwestern markets than any other major seaport on the East Coast.Baltimore's Inner Harbor was once the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States and a major manufacturing center. After a decline in manufacturing, Baltimore shifted to a service-oriented economy.

Baltimore is a top destination for Amtrak along the Northeast Corridor. Baltimore's Penn Station is one of the busiest in the country. In FY 2008, it ranked 8th in the United States with a total ridership of 1,020,304. Just outside the city, Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport Rail Station is another popular stop. Amtrak's Acela Express, Palmetto, Carolinian, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Vermonter, Crescent, and Northeast Regional trains are the scheduled passenger train services that stop in the city. Additionally, MARC commuter rail service connects the city's two main intercity rail stations, Camden Station and Penn Station, with Washington, D.C.'s Union Station as well as stops in between.

baltimore maryland pinnacle auto appraiser appraisal dimished value inspection"I first contacted Pinnacle Auto Appraisers because the insurance company was messing me around with my total loss settlement.   The truck was a 1998 Ford F-150 and had less than 80,000 miles on it.  The insurance company was offering me half of what the book value showed.   They told me to look at NADA and would show the value, which I did.  They were obviously trying to take advantage of me because of the age of the truck.  The truck was in near excellent condition and all maintenance was done per Ford Maintenance Schedule. 

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After trying to settle with the insurance company directly, I finally hired Pinnacle Auto Appraisers to handle my total loss appraisal.  The immediately went out and inspected my truck.  After a few days they supplied me with a Certified Auto Appraisal.  The appraisal was done professionally and was very thorough.  The quality of this appraisal really showed the experience Pinnacle Auto Appraisers has with total loss claims.   The fee they charged also includes negotiation with the insurance company which others try to charge you by the hour.  After 1-2 weeks of negotiating the two appraisers finally settled and Pinnacle brought my value from half of retail to over retail.  The appraiser said the insurance's appraiser agreed this truck was in excellent condition and is highly sought after for the condition it was in.  I wan't to write this to personally thank Pinnacle Auto Appraisers for helping me with my claim.  The way the process started I thought it was going to be forever before it settled, but the whole process took 2-3 weeks and money well spent.   I work for a major car dealership here in Baltimore and will definitely be telling everyone about how good of a job they did. Thank you!"  David - Baltimore, MD

We bring our expertise and experience to the table for large corporations as well as the little guy. Whether you are disputing an insurance claim or looking for an appraisal for classic auto insurance: We can help value what you own.

If you live in Baltimore, Maryland or in the surrounding areas we offer certified auto appraisals on classic cars, fleet vehicles, lease turn-in, total loss, diminished value, stated value, pre-purchase inspections, charitable donations, motorcycles, recreational vehicles and more!  Please contact us today for more information.

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