Sunday, September 15, 2013
Beware of flood-damaged cars
Images of flooded cars in Colorado are all over the news media at the moment. In the aftermath of the floods there, thousands of vehicles are expected to be written off by insurance companies.
Unfortunately, many owners may not be able to afford to scrap their flood-damaged vehicles. For their information, here's a useful article from Popular Mechanics on how to start drying out your vehicle.
Also, unscrupulous dealers may re-title flood-damaged vehicles and try to sell them as 'normal' used cars. There are several tricks they can try. Another Popular Mechanics article provides hints on how to spot such cars before you get stuck with one.