Cleveland OH (PRWEB) November 19, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration services in the United States, is warning consumers of a nefarious new flood related threat, namely the proliferation of flood damaged vehicles that are likely to begin showing up on used car lots across the nation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Consumers are encouraged to be diligent in their inspection of any used car that is being considered for purchase. According to Forbes.com, there is a strong likelihood of some of these cars from the storm ravaged northeast finding their way onto car lots throughout the South and Midwest. The dangers of these cars are often not readily apparent, with mold and rust being two major issues, as well as problems with corroded electrical systems, damaged computer sensors, and air bags that are likely to fail in the event of a crash. While many state laws require that problems such as flood damage be recorded on the vehicle’s title, however unscrupulous dealers will not hesitate to place these cars on the market for considerably more than their salvage title status would warrant. Unwary buyers end up paying the final price when problems arise and repair costs become increasingly higher.
There are no sure methods to test for vehicle flood damage, but buyers are encouraged to thoroughly inspect any potential used car purchase. Carfax recommends application of the following inspection tips to any potential car purchase:
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it is a good way for consumers to be able to determine if their car was damaged by recent flood conditions.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of flood and water damage restoration in the country, with service in 30 states and more being added every month. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.