About Us/Contact Us

Key Auto Recovery (KAR) has been an owner/family-operated business for over forty years. While change is inevitable, Key Auto Recovery has remained a respected leader in the repossession industry, assisting every form of lending institution. Our adjusters are licensed, highly-trained professionals and our knowledgeable staff is always ready to provide outstanding service.

•OUR FACILITY•

KAR is centrally located in Los Angeles County’s San Fernando Valley.  All of your repossessed vehicles are stored in our high-security, fenced compound and monitored 24/7 by state-of-the-art surveillance equipment, lighting and alarm systems.  

•OUR SERVICES•

As a KAR client, you benefit from instant access to Recovery Database Network (RDN), our real-time web-based operating system. Through RDN you have up-to-the-minute information concerning the status of your repossession assignments, activity updates, condition reports, vehicle photos and invoices.  Our collateral recovery services include:      

     •  Involuntary & Voluntary Repossessions      
     •  Skip Locate Services – Our skip tracers are multi-lingual    
     •  Impound Specialists We will advance impound or repair shop fees    
    














• 
Digital Recognition Network (DRN) –
          Truck (and car) -mounted vehicle
         icense recognition system
.  We utilize
           five camera systems.  One in a Prius and four
           on tow trucks.


                                                             





• TRANSPORT SERVICES•
     With our transport vehicles, have the
     capability of transporting all
     of our clients repossessed vehicles to a
     variety of auctions.



OUR FAMILY LEADERSHIP

JOSEPH SCHARLIN, PRESIDENT, With a background in collections, Joe founded Key Auto Recovery in 1964.  He was a pioneer in the industry then, and one of the country’s original repossession adjustors.  In the years that followed, Joe became known for his skip-tracing skills in locating people and lender’s collateral. He was on the ground floor during the building of many current repossession associations. Joe and Key Auto Recovery have continually been at the forefront in assisting the growth and direction of the repossession industry.


MATTHEW SCHARLIN, VICE PRESIDENT,
Vice-President Matt joined Key Auto Recovery in 1985. He was a quick study under his father’s direction, but Matt soon added his own style and insight to skip-tracing and employee management. Armed with this extensive experience, Matt directs initiatives that ensure efficiency and financial strength.  Matt attends and actively participates in all of the national repossession tradeshows and stays current on all the latest technologies and advances within the repossession industry.

Leslie Scharlin-Medina, Marketing Director, 
Leslie is a California licensed repossessor & Qualified Manager for Key Auto Recovery. She has been with KAR since 1989.  Leslie has traveled the United States while speaking to numerous lending institutions and repossessors about automotive locksmithing. She has also taught automotive locksmithing at her own school in California and at private schools for the U.S. Government. Leslie regularly attends national repossession tradeshows and speaks to clients on behalf of National Finance Adjusters.  She has been a contributing writer for many trade association publications.




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LIABILITY INSURANCE



WORKERS' COMP.

DISHONESTY BOND

STATE OF CA LICENSE





How To Reach Us!
Corporate Offices & Storage Facility
Ventura County Office

Matt Scharlin

Office: (818) 989-4100

Fax: (818) 786-7697

Toll Free: (800) 824-7952

matt@keyautorecovery.com


Joe Scharlin

Office: (818) 889-6931

Fax: (818) 889-6936

Toll Free: (866) 580-5334

general@keyautorecovery.com

Leslie Scharlin-Medina

leslie@keyautorecovery.com






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