Concerns Over Used Cars On Long Island

Concerns Over Used Cars On Long Island


WELL, IT IS BUYERS BE AWARE IF YOU’RE SHOPPING AROUND FOR A USED CAR FOLLOWING HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF VEHICLES ARE ALREADY BEING SOLD OFF AFTER BEING DAMAGED IN FLOOD WATER. Reporter: IT’S ANOTHER DAY OF FIXING CARS IN COMMACK. THE MECHANICS ARE OFTEN ASKED TO INSPECT USED VEHICLES A CUSTOMER IS CONSIDERING BUYING. THE FIRST THING DAN McBRIDE LOOKS FOR ARE SIGNS OF A FLOOD. I’M GOING THROUGH THE TRUCK WELL, THE PLACES WHERE PEOPLE CAN GET TO SO THEY CAN CHANGE IT. THERE’S WATER MARKS IN THERE. Reporter: THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY HAS FILED 429,000 FLOODED VEHICLE CLAIMS FOR HURRICANE HARVEY AND HURRICANE IRMA. LOOK HOW THEY ARE STACKED UP AT THIS TEXAS RACEWAY. THE DEALERS ARE REQUIRED TO LIST THE DAMAGE, BUT THE USED CAR DEALERS COULD GO FOR BIG PROFITS IF THEY COVER UP THE DAMAGE. THE GUY MAY SEND 3 GRAND AND SELL IT FOR $20. Reporter: FIRST ASK FOR A VEHICLE TITLE SEARCH. THE FIRST PLACE TO CHECK FOR HIDDEN FLOOD DAMAGE IS THE SIDE DOOR PANELS. TAKE THE INTERIOR DOOR PANEL OFF, AND THERE BE A LINE. Reporter: LOOK FOR THE MUSTY SMELL, AND CHECK BEHIND THE SEAT COVERS FOR WATER DAMAGE. MAKE SURE THE ELECTRONIC CONTROLS ARE WORKING. CONSIDER IT A BIG WARNING SIGN IF THE SELLER DOESN’T WANT ANOTHER MECHANIC TO LOOK AT THE VEHICLE YOU’RE THINKING OF BUYING. IT MAY TAKE UP TO A YEAR FOR THE EFFECTS OF FLOODING TO SHOW UP IN A DAMAGED VEHICLE. THE ISLANDERS MAY BE SKATING BACK TO LONG ISLAND SOON. THE TEAM CONFIRMED THEY PUT IN A COMPREHENSIVE PROPOSAL. THEY LEFT IN 2015 AFTER THE YEARS TO BUILD A NEW COLISEUM FAILED. I THINK THEY NEED TO BE BACK AT HOME. THE ISLANDERS BELONG ON LONG ISLAND. A LOT MORE CONVENIENT. I’M A BIG FAN. I USED TO GO TO THE GAMES ALL THE TIME. IT’S A HUGE HASSLE TO GET INTO BROOKLYN ALL THE TIME. ISLANDERS HAVE SUBMITTED WITH SEVERAL OTHER PARTNERS INCLUDING THE OWNER OF THE METS. WE ALSO LEARNED THE NEW YORK FUTBAL CLUB HAS PUT IN A B.I.D. — PUT IN A BID. THERE’S NO WORD WHEN A DECISION ON THE SITE WILL BE MADE. THAT’S OUR SHOW. THANK YOU TO OUR GUESTS HERE ON EXIT 10/55. I’M RICHARD ROSE. PLEASE LIKE US ON OUR PUBLIC FACEBOOK PAGE. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU BACK HERE NEXT SUNDAY MORNING. HERE’S A LIST OF EVENTS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO YOU ON OUR COMMUNITY CALENDAR. THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE.

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