Why Tucson Drivers Should Be Wary of Flood-Damaged Used Cars from Texas

The city of Tucson experienced flash floods of its own this summer, but nothing on the scale of what Hurricane Harvey did to the coast of Texas last week. Recovery is still ongoing, but as people get back on their feet, some may attempt to pass off some of the thousands of flood-damaged cars as clean-titled used vehicles, effectively scamming buyers.

Why the deception? A person with a flood-damaged car can make more money by selling it under false pretenses than by selling it for scrap—which is the only safe use for a modern car that has been flooded.

How can you spot a damaged car? The exterior of the vehicle may look good as new, but a certified mechanic should easily be able to find signs of flooding, such as mud in engine compartments, premature rust, and even water-lines.

You can also avoid scams by avoiding suspicious sellers—people advertising on Craig's List, or a newspaper. Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Tucson is part of a trusted auto group, and always provides the CarFax Vehicle History Reports on our pre-owned inventory.

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