Could You Spot A Waterlogged Wreck?

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Consumers everywhere need to be on the lookout for flood-damaged cars in 2018.

As many as half of the vehicles damaged by hurricanes, Harvey and Irma now may be resurfacing on the used car market. Even now, people are driving hundreds of thousands of flooded cars from previous storms, according to the latest research Carfax has found. 

Con men clean up and resell flooded vehicles to unsuspecting buyers around the country. Flood-damaged cars are ticking time bombs; sooner rather than later water destroys their mechanical, electrical and safety systems. In addition to the safety problems, consumers often lose thousands by paying much more than these waterlogged wrecks are worth.

To help car buyers, Carfax offers a free flood check at www.carfax.com/flood and a free vehicle pricing tool at www.carfax.com/value that’s based on a specific used car’s unique history.

Check out the top 10 states list of vehicles reported as flood-damaged according to the DMV and insurance companies. 
1.      Texas – 51,000
2.      Louisiana – 29,000
3.      Pennsylvania – 20,000
4.      Florida – 19,000
5.      Kentucky – 16,000
6.      Illinois – 15,000
7.      South Carolina – 13,000
8.      Virginia – 13,000
9.      North Carolina – 13,000
10.  Michigan – 11,000

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