Water-Damaged Vehicles Could Flood Used-Car Market

car1 150x150 Water Damaged Vehicles Could Flood Used Car MarketHeadlines this spring are filled with weather-related disasters. If you live in a region of the country that so far has been spared, you might think you have no worries.

You might want to rethink that – especially if you’re in the market for a used vehicle.

It is expected that flood-damaged vehicles will soon start appearing – if they haven’t already – at auto auctions, used car dealerships and in print and online classified ads. Many try to mask flood damage with new upholstery and carpet. And they try to lure you in with bargain prices.

What to do? Avoid purchasing a used vehicle sight unseen. Instead, give the vehicle a thorough inspection and look for any discrepancies in the title.

And don’t forget to check out the reliability of a dealer by visiting bbb.org

Do you have a story to share about a close encounter with a flood-damaged vehicle?


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About Luanne Kadlub

Luanne Kadlub, communications specialist for BBB Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming, has been a writer/editor for newspapers, magazines and nonprofits.