A month after Tropical Storm Imelda, the Texas Department of Insurance reminds consumers to be on the lookout for flood-damaged vehicles hitting the resale market.
Unscrupulous sellers will buy salvage cars at auction and resell them to unsuspecting buyers across the state and nation. Once an engine gets waterlogged, it’s almost impossible to ever make it right.
“If you’re shopping for a used car, make sure to look for signs of water damage,” said Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan. “There’s often a reason when the deal looks too good to be true.”