Looking To Buy Used? Beware Of Flood Cars

If you’re looking to buy used, beware of what you might be getting. Flood-damaged vehicles are going to be flooding the market in the next few months, thanks to Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Luckily you don’t need to worry about quality when shopping at Port City Nissan. That’s because Port City Nissan has a first-rate fleet to choose from.


Why It’s Happening


Hundreds of thousands of vehicles were storm-ravaged by the natural disasters that hit Texas and Florida. According to Carfax, an estimated 1 million vehicles were stuck in flood waters in Texas alone and nearly half will end up on our roads again. Hurricane Katrina “Flood cars” were seen to rot from the inside out. These vehicles are no good and we’d hate to see you fall victim to buying one unexpectedly.


What To Look For If Buying Used


  1. Fake Documentation - Avoid being scammed by checking title records. These can easily be tampered with so ask for the paperwork ahead of time so you can compare it with a vehicle history report company, like Carfax.

  2. Condition of Interiors - Sitting water can cause a lot of damage inside a vehicle. Musty or foul smells can be the first sign. Water damage and even mud might be present if the vehicle had been sitting in water previously so pull back carpeting. Check power locks and windows because electrical components might not work properly if subjected to any water.

  3. For Sale By Owner - Be careful buying from a private owner. Vehicles can be detailed and even moved to other states to cover up the fact that they are “flood cars”. If you find something that seems too good to be true, bring the vehicle into Port City Nissan to be inspected by one of our professional service technicians.


Trust What You’re Getting At Port City Nissan


Port City Nissan can say with confidence that the used vehicle you will be getting is one of the best quality. We don’t want to see any of our customers fall victim to these flood-damaged vehicles so if you’re in the market for something used, head over to check out our inventory. We know you won’t be disappointed.



Port City Nissan

120 Spaulding Turnpike

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: 877-659-7701

Website: http://www.portcitynissan.com/


Source: USAToday.com

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