Why this is important to have is it gives you an understanding of the damages. Most people only look at the number. Often a buyer will hear "it has a $6000 accident". To some people this might frighten them away because they don't understand what that number is. The detailed damage report or CL14, allows you to have some background to the repair. Parts, especially OEM (Original equipment manufacturer) parts can be very expensive especially headlights with LEDs (Light emitting Diodes). I've seen vehicles that have $2000 headlights or $11,000 brake rotors.
You can contact ICBC directly at 604-661-2233 and ask for a Detailed Damage Report for a vehicle that has been in an accident. There is an automated attendant. Select 1 for vehicle claims history.
You will need:
- The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
- The date of loss
- Your drivers license number
The ICBC representative will verify that there is data worth purchasing and once they have data they will ask for the payment. This process is manual and it can take up to 24 hours. They will need to fax it to, they are not setup to email as of yet.
In the next article we will go through the repair supplement.
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