Charleston is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers in Kanawha County. As of the 2010 census, it has a population of 51,400, and its metropolitan area 304,214. It is the county seat of Kanawha County. Early industries important to Charleston included salt and the first natural gas well. Later, coal became central to economic prosperity in the city and the surrounding area. Today, trade, utilities, government, medicine and education play the central role in the city's economy.
The first permanent settlement, Ft. Lee, was built in 1788. In 1791, Daniel Boone was a member of the Kanawha County Assembly. Charleston is the home of the West Virginia Power (formerly the Charleston Alley Cats) minor league baseball team, the West Virginia Wild minor league basketball team, and the annual 15-mile (24 km) Charleston Distance Run. Yeager Airport and the University of Charleston are also located in the city. Charleston is also home to the 130th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard.
Charleston is served by Interstate 64, Interstate 77, and Interstate 79. The West Virginia Turnpike's northern terminus is at the southeastern end of the city. Two U.S. routes, US 60, and US 119, cut through the city center. US 21 and US 35 formerly ran through Charleston. WV 25, WV 61, WV 62, and WV 114 are all state highways that are within Charleston's city limits.
"As you know Charleston, West Virginia has some of the worst roads to travel on. While traveling to work one day, I got rear ended buy a young girl talking on her cell phone. I was so upset as I just purchased a brand new 2013 Audi S5 and now it’s been in an accident. After I had it towed to the dealership; I found out there was almost $15,000 in damages. So a few weeks went by and my Audi was finally repaired. I was talking to a buddy of mine and he said I should file a diminished value claim. I contacted the at fault insurance company and advised them that I was going to file this claim. The rep said there is no diminished value as it was repaired back to new condition. We all know that if there is an accident on the carfax report, we are going to lose money. So after talking back and forth with the insurance company, I decided to hire an appraiser.
I first contacted Pinnacle Auto Appraisers and they were more than willing to go over all the steps of performing a diminished value appraisal. After speaking with them, I decided to shop around. I hired Pinnacle Auto Appraisers because they were the only company that really went the extra mile to explain things and the amount of knowledge they knew about diminished value exceeded all the other appraisal companies I called. Once the report was completed, I submitted the appraisal to the insurance company. They then hired another appraiser to get a second opinion. Because of how thorough and professional the diminished value appraisal was, the insurance company ended up paying me the appraisal amount. I ended getting over $7,000 which was exactly what my dealership said I would lose if I traded in. I definitely will be referring them to all my coworkers as their customer service is outstanding."
Jason A. from Charleston, WV
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