Purchaser Beware …… Flood Vehicles !!
With the hurricanes and flooding that has struck in the south just recently there are hundreds of thousands of lorries that have moderate to extreme flood damage.
Some of these cars that have not been totally submerged will be tidied up, freshner sprayed into carpets and vents and shipped North, East and West.
Individuals who handle these vehicles get them dirt inexpensive and do some tidy up and after that deliver them out to the unsuspecting public. These automobiles will look typical however after purchasing one of them you will probably develope severe issues down the roadway.
These automobiles will have mold started that you won’t have the ability to identify for a long time and the odor will be concealed with some strong sprays that will conceal the problem for numerous weeks/months. However then one warm day sfter being closed up in the sun you will open the door to a musty odor that will begin to become worse each day until after a while it will be excruciating.
The smell may be the least of your issues for after a car is submerged in water for any length of time the water and grit is in the engine, transmission, differential all the wheel bearings and working parts. So after driving the car a couple of hundred miles you will start to develope significant failures to these parts.
Likewise the water will get into the electrical system of the automobile and trigger shorts in the electrical wiring that may cause fires or major damage to the computer system of the automobile that will result in extremely high repair work expenses.
To avoid purchasing any of these vehicles you will need to do a complete examination of the vehicle to check it out for any inform tale indications of water damage. If you can’t do this youself hire a good mechanic to check it for you, or use a vehicle inspection service and Carfax to figure out if it has been in a flood or any kind of mishap or had significant repair work.
Inspect title for previous owners and if it routes back to current sales in the Hurricane/flood specifies skip the sale even it appears to be a bargain as you might have some high repair expenses later on or even worse, not even have the ability to restore lorry.
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