Buying a vehicle can be challenging, and with so many natural disasters—including hurricanes and flooding—it’s hard to know what a prospective vehicle has been through. While the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB) and Justice Department seek to ensure that proper reporting takes place, there are always loopholes that allow flood-damaged vehicles to return to the road without being properly repaired.
Cars can be lemons without being in a flood, and cars that have been in a flood can turn out to be reliable vehicles for years to come. However, it is always better to lean on the side of caution, especially when buying a used vehicle. Check out this article and video to learn about precautions you can take to avoid buying a flood-damaged car.