Cars flooded from Imelda may be hitting the market

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Wed, Oct 16, 2019

    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.” 

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    Tags: Flood, Flood Damage, Flood Vehicle Fraud, Flooding, Flooded Vehicles, How to avoid flooded vehicles, Flooded Cars, Avoid Flooded Vehicles, Imelda

    How to avoid buying a flooded car in the wake of Harvey

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Nov 14, 2017

    In the destructive aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, hundreds of thousands of new and used cars were left flooded. While many end up being sent to the scrapyard, oftentimes flood-damaged cars can be sold again to unsuspecting consumers, leaving them with a faulty car and a significant loss of money.

    According to a recent report from Carfax, about 325,000 flooded vehicles were already in use across the country, a 20 percent increase from 2016. Now, hundreds of thousands more could join them. Some reports indicated that 500,000 to 1 million vehicles may have been flooded during Harvey alone.

    Continue reading to find out how you can spot a vehicle that may have suffered flood damage during Harvey.

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    Tags: Flood Damage, Hurricane Harvey, Flooded Vehicles, Damage from Hurricane Harvey, Flood Damage to Vehicles, Harvey Damage, How to avoid flooded vehicles, Flooded Cars, Hurricane Irma