Don’t fall victim to fraudulent flood car sales.
The General they care about everyone who has been affected by the floods in Louisiana and other areas that have been affected by floods in recent years.
We Want to Help You Fight Fraud
We’re here to help you avoid the double whammy of unscrupulous car dealers or accident insurance companies who target consumers in the event of an accident. That’s why we are a member of the National Insurance Crime Bureau and support consumers in the fight against fraud. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (1-800 Tel NICB, 1-800-835-6422) has developed consumer resources including auto salvage fraud tips, a disaster fraud brochure and access to a FREE VIN Check Service.
According to the NICB, consumers should beware of flooded vehicles. Natural disasters produce unscrupulous salvage dealers who don’t tell you that the cars they’re selling are flood-damaged,” said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. He said: “Buyers need to be aware that these cars may appear to be for sale without showing that they’ve been affected by flooding. water. As always, buyers should be cautious when considering buying a used car in the weeks and months following a disaster like this.”
What is a Flood Truck?
Although thousands of cars are destroyed by floods every year, not all of them are sent straight to the arena of starvation. Many cars are taken to another part of the country where the dealer tries to sell them under thhe pretends to be fine.
The name of a flood is a car that is submerged in water until the water entersand cabin, trunk or engine. Drinking this much water can damage your carto cause The electronics and engine give up everything. Although some people try to fix the flooding issues, it is better to avoid them. When the flood responsibilities are over Satisfying the market after said natural disasters, there are several different ways ensuyou are not buying one. Here are some things to remember whand buy a used car after the flood:
• Look inside to see the flood damage. Check for water stains, mildew, or sand under the carpet, floor mats, dashboard, and wheel well – where the spare tire is stored. Check for fogging inside the headlights and taillights.
• The smell inside the car. A strong smell of detergents and disinfectants can be a sign that someone is trying to hide a mold or odor problem.
• Hear and listen to problems. Have your mechanic check the car’s engine and electrical components for water damage. Notice if anything looks or sounds unusual.
• Know the difference between a “rescue head” and a “flood head”. The name “salvage” means that the car was declared a total loss by the insurance company due to a serious accident or other problem. A “flood” is a vehicle that has been damaged by being in water deep enough to fill the engine compartment. Title status is part of the vehicle history report.
• Get a vehicle history report. The National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) free newsletter covers water damage and more.
If you suspect that a dealer is marketing a flood-damaged or salvaged vehicle as a good, used one, contact your auto insurance company, law firm, or Attorney General Caldwell’s Consumer Protection Hotline at (800) 351-4889. and other consumer goods, go http://www.AGBuddyCaldwell.com.
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• NICB VIN image it allows buyers to determine if the vehicle they want to buy has been lost, stolen, or stolen.
• read more signs of a flooded car from the Insurance Information Institute.