Are you looking to purchase a used car in the near future?
Then you need to watch out for these million or so cars.
They say there were approximately a million or so vehicles that were damaged from Hurricane Irma & the devastating flooding waters down in Texas & Florida.
Many of these vehicles are beyond repair.
The used car market is going to get “flooded” with them and they are selling them now. (sorry the pun) BUT…
They may be soggy & waterlogged but will be showing up for sale & it happens quickly.
What do I mean?
They show up for sale for you to buy only to find out later down the road the electronics fail due to corrosion from flooding.
They get the flooded vehicle all dried & cleaned up, photos are taken. then they show up for sale & posted online like on craigslist, dealers, sides of the road….
Then they show up for sale & posted online like on craigslist, dealers, sides of the road….
With all the electronics any water will cause mold & detrimental long term damage like corrosion to vehicles that are flooded.
If you are purchasing a used vehicle.
1. Get a vehicle report.
2. Bring it to a mechanic for an inspection prior to buying.
They will know where to inspect for water intrusion by checking behind panels, connectors and such.
Save your wallet some money — Trust me! Any Mechanic would tell you to stay away.
Trust me! Ask any Mechanic & they would tell you to stay away.
I’ve inspected many flood vehicles for issues in my career & all I can say is stay away unless you love headaches…No…. migraines!!