Flood Damaged Vehicles

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Flood Damaged Car

Use the Vehicle Identification Number to query the following services. There are also any number of commercial services available.

Tips to Spot Flood Damage Top ↑

Unscrupulous salvage yards and auto dealers often try to conceal the fact that a vehicle has been damaged and sell it for much more than it is worth. These vehicles may turn up in all 50 states. They could have a title or ownership documents from any state, not just from the affected areas, and they may not be listed as damaged by any state or online service.

While there is no sure way to detect vehicle flood damage, the National Automobile Dealers Association offers 10 inspection tips that may be used to detect significant water damage. At a minimum, a prospective buyer should:

While these inspection suggestions will not detect flood damage in every case, they do provide some information that may help to protect consumers from purchasing a vehicle damaged by water or flood.