7 Warning Signs That a Used Car For Sale May Have Flood Damage
7 Juillet 2015 - Carbuzz
Here are 7 warning signs, courtesy of Consumer Reports, of what to look out for with potential rebuilt wrecks.
- The interior carpets may smell musty or have caked-on mud.
- Check for evidence of the seat-mounting screws being removed; in order to dry the carpets the seats would have been taken out first.
- Look at the headlights and taillights and see if you can spot a visible water line on the lens or reflector.
- Pay attention to the gaps between panels in the trunk and under the hood; waterborne mud and debris could still be present.
- Also look for mud and/or debris around the bottom edges of brackets or panels; it won’t settle there naturally.
- Inspect the exposed and unpainted screws under the dashboard. Why? Unpainted screws could show signs of rust.
- Look under the car. You’re looking to see if the rubber drain plugs on the bottom of the doors were recently removed to drain floodwater.