As humans, we tend to think about things more closely as they become more visible and applicable in our lives. With the current floods in northern places like Toronto and southern places like Alabama and Kansas, the idea of water damage is becoming more visible to anyone who stays up with current events. When you turn on the news the first piece of flood footage you’re going to see is a car attempting to drive through high waters on the street. All you can make out is the top half of the body while the tires are submerged in the water like a submarine headed on a deep sea mission.
Cars with flood damage are NOT ones that you want to buy. There may not be any immediate screaming issues, but over time the car’s scuba adventure can lead to corrosion and rotting. Lately, our customers have been asking more about flood damage being a possibility in our search for their vehicle.
If you are looking to buy a car there’s two ways you can go about it. Option A: You can read a blog like this and do research on your own to learn the telling indicators of a car that has experienced flood damage. Option B: You can read this blog, click this link, and let us take care of it for you. Our specialists and buyers at MATS.org do exactly those two things. They specialize in finding good cars that are safe and fit for your extensive needs and then, they buy them for you. Below are some ways that our specialists and buyers identify if a car has been in a flood and here’s how you can check too.
There are a lot more details that can be inspected to spot water damage from immersion in a flood, but the tips listed above are some good ways for you to check for yourself. We also want to remind you of “Option B” where you can skip the risk of missing damages and let us do the weeding out and searching for you. Contact one of our awesome reps to learn more about how we can take care of you in your search for a vehicle.
[Key takeaways] Water in a car 1. Smells 2. Discolors 3. Corrodes and 4. Damages power
Topics: Car Shopping
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