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What is Black Book and Why We Use It

Diminished Value Assessment > What is Black Book and Why We Use It

Learn Why Black Book & DVASSESS Make For a Winning Combination.

With its expansive suite of mobile, online, and Data as a Service applications, Black Book has become synonymous with precision, reliability, and innovation. In this article, we’ll explore the various aspects of Black Book and how DVASSESS leverages this technology to offer an unprecedented level of detail in diminished value assessments.

A History of Excellence

Founded in 1955, Black Book began with a mission to deliver mission-critical information to customers, aiding them in buying, selling, and lending processes related to vehicles. The company has consistently evolved over the decades to align with technological advances and market demands.

With its headquarters in Georgia and a strong presence in Toronto through Canadian Black Book, the company’s influence is felt across North America.

Black Book offers an array of services, including:

Vehicle Pricing

They provide accurate and up-to-date pricing information for new and used vehicles.

Analytical Services

Their analytics assist businesses in understanding market trends, vehicle depreciation, and other vital data.

Custom Solutions

Tailoring services to meet individual business needs, whether it’s integration with a specific platform or data-driven decision-making.

The Technology Behind Black Book

Utilizing cutting-edge technology, Black Book publishes data daily, ensuring that industry-qualified users receive the most accurate and timely information. By incorporating mobile and online platforms, they make accessibility a priority, allowing users to make informed decisions at their fingertips.

DVASSESS and Black Book: A Partnership

DVASSESS, in its quest to offer a low-cost alternative to traditional appraisal methods, has partnered with Black Book to harness their vehicle pricing and analytical prowess. This collaboration enables DVASSESS to:

  • Decode VIN: The 17-character Vehicle Identification Number is decoded by Black Book to accurately identify vehicles.
  • Real-world Market Analysis: By tapping into Black Book’s vast database, DVASSESS can provide realistic starting trade-in values based on actual market trends.
  • Speed and Accuracy: DVASSESS’s diminished value assessment becomes faster and more precise, thanks to Black Book’s daily updated data.

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Black Book stands as a beacon of accuracy, efficiency, and reliability in the automotive industry. Their commitment to providing unparalleled services has made them a preferred choice among professionals and businesses alike.

DVASSESS’s collaboration with Black Book not only amplifies the credibility of its assessments but also illustrates a shared commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction. By integrating Black Book’s wealth of knowledge and technological capabilities, DVASSESS is redefining the way diminished value assessments are conducted.

For those seeking a trusted, low-cost, and fast solution, DVASSESS, powered by Black Book, represents the future of vehicle appraisal. Together, we are shaping a new era of transparency and excellence in the automotive appraisal industry.

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This basic, instant assessment will show you how much value your vehicle has lost. Your diminished value amount will be displayed on screen instantly. Then you will see your upgrade options.


This option includes the DVASSESS report as in option #2, PLUS you get instructions, a sample claim demand letter and negotiating points.


This is our printable DVASSESS Diminished Value Assessment Report. This report can be printed for submission to the at-fault party for payment.