Thanks to our delighted customers for their reviews and endorsement of our services.


I am extremely happy that I chose Mr. David Montanaro to be my EXPERT WITNESS in my diminished value suit against the person who ran his motorcycle into my car!! He did an excellent job of testifying for me, and, thanks to him and his testimony, the judge ruled in my favor! He was always there for me if I had questions and would tell me what to expect in the courtroom. I cannot say enough about his professionalism and his demeanor in the courtroom to convey his point to the judge and to the defense attorney. I would HIGHLY recommend David to anyone needing his expertise! THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. MONTANARO!!!

Lynn Comen

David Montanaro is the Best!!

David Montanaro is simply the best Diminished Value assessor. I was the victim of a hit and run auto accident earlier this year, and my insurance company hoped that I wouldn’t realize I had a DV claim clause in my contract with them. After having a fantastic experience at Buckhead Collision, Noman and Scott recommended I talk to David at Southern Automotive Consultants. He knew his stuff, drew up my assessment at the drop of a hat, and was able to answer every question I had, never making me feel pressured to hire him. I have to admit that at first, I wasn’t too sure of the whole idea, but he enlightened me to the fact that I was paying my insurance company a high monthly payment to help me when an accident occurs, and that I had every right to claim DV on my car. He far exceeded what we thought we could actually get, by dealing with my insurance agent for me, which blew me away. I suppose I shouldn’t have been, because he has a stellar record! It’s for a reason…trust this guy. He made such a positive impact on me, and helped make a painful car accident so much more bearable.

Kayla Ibarra


I had been dealing with my insurance company about the total loss of my van. Their offer was ridiculous so David stepped in and took care of it for me. He got me more money and closed it out for me. I really appreciate all that he did. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a private appraiser. Thank you so much, David.

Marlynda Fitzgetald

Great job

My insurance company was offering me $500 diminished value for a $15,000 damage with frame damage also. David was able to get me almost $5000. Great job thank you !

Robin Locke

Thanks David

Thank you David @ Southern Automotive Consultants for all your help in my Diminshed Value Claim, Im grateful I was referred to you, it was money well spent. I will definitely be referring any friends your way , as well as use you again personally if need be, to recoup any losses again. Keep up the great work.

David Spencer

David Montanaro knows how to get the job done!

I was having trouble getting my insurance company to pay the diminished value that I knew I should get. They wasted my valuable time and would only agree to pay me 1000.00 for my 2016 Subaru Outback. The accident wasn’t my fault because the at-fault party ran a stop sign and caused over 7000.00 worth of damage. I am so glad that I was referred to David by my Subaru dealership. Mr. Montanaro traveled to Augusta, Ga. and came to my work place and provided an appraisal. This was done so quickly that I was amazed! He had the report to me the next day! Then he was able to speak to my insurance company’s designated appraiser and I now have a check in my hands for 5660.00! Most people don’t realize that they have the option of getting diminished value and most insurance companies won’t tell you that this is an option. I am so glad that I was referred to David Montanaro! If I had not called him, the most I would have gotten would be 1000.0 and he was able to show that the diminished value was 5660.00! If you need prompt, professional service from someone who is willing to go to bat for you, call David!

Karen Vandiver

Expertise and professionalism

Our son was hit in a parking lot and the repairs were paid for. However, received a check for the diminished value, which was nothing. not close. Was given David’s name his service, professionalism and expertise were great! I highly recommend David and his work. Long story short, we went to court and David’s testimony and expertise was worth every cent and time…. THANK YOU!!!!

Emily Compton

Saved my life, literally!!

Mr. Montanaro is a consummate professional and fights for his clients like he would for himself or family. He literally saved my life, I can’t thank him enough for his help in all matters. If you’re reading this, this is the guy you want on your team fighting for you, very results driven. Thank you again!!

Christopher Washington

Many Thanks to Southern Automotive Consultants.

A lady hit my side panel which ended up totaling $2800+. I contacted David shorty after getting it out of the shop and his first impression was rock solid. He gave me some great information right off the bat. Took a few days and did his homework and advised me of what I could due as far as pursuing. My car had a previous undisclosed accident and 117k miles. The options to fight was possible as he explained but the return wasn’t worth the fight.

Speaking with David and simply getting a wealth of information about how depreciation works and what my options were from an accident to my car showed me how truly valuable his services is. I believe more people should know they have a service like this available to make certain they aren’t leaving money on the table.

Louis Williams II

Superb service and professionalism

I don’t know how to say it any other way except to tell it like it is…………. Insurance companies are your worst enemy when you have a claim. They spend all their money on commercials to make you believe they are so honest and caring and there for you when you need them. Just you wait until you need them to handle a claim for you then you see the horns come out. Our Infiniti was hit by another vehicle which resulted in repair damage of $8,700.00 to the rear. The insurance company directed us to one their preferred shops telling us that they would handle everything for us. When we made a claim for diminished value they offered us $150.00 I argued that this was not acceptable and they told me that was all I was entitled to. I contacted David at Southern Automotive Consultants and he went right to work explaining the entire process. We now understand how Insurance Companies get away with cheating consumers in any way that they can. After his expert review of our vehicle, it’s damage, repair, and the insurance companies offer for our diminished value claim he was able to help us get a $1500.00 settlement for this. There is no way we could have done this without his expertise.
I will tell everyone that I know with an insurance issue to contact David at Southern Automotive Consultants for exceptional service.

Richard French

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