Flood damage warning signs to look out for when buying used cars

Flood damage warning signs to look out for when buying used cars


[A12]27VR2 NEW AT 10-SG [A13]20170830 HARVEY CARS-VO New at 10 — we’ve seen the vehicles in Texas — floating in the flood waters. What are the chances those could end up in Youngstown? And how do you know a vehicle’s been in a flood? Today at Greenwood Chevrolet in Austintown — used car manager Eric Sanata showed me what to look for. He says check the hidden areas under the hood. If there’s debris or mud — chances are the car was in a flood. If an insurance claim was filed — there should be a record with the title. You can find it on the Auto Check website. And is it ok to buy a car that was in a flood? [A14]20170830 HARVEY CARS-SV Eric Sanata-Greenwood Chevrolet: “I WOULDN’T RECOMMEND IT. THERE’S A LOT OF UNFORSEEN, ESPEICALLY ELECTRICAL CONCERNS THAT I WOULD HAVE WITH THAT. MOST DEALERS WOULD NOT OFFER THOSE VEHICLES FOR SALE.” Sanata says there were some reports of flood vehicles being sold after Katrina — and but none of them made it to the Youngstown area. You should pay particular attention in the coming months to cars that were titled in Texas or Louisiana.

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