Some dishonest car dealers misrepresent a flood-damaged car with a salvage title as a regular used car. Restoration Local, a vendor who provides water restoration services, offers tips to identify these cars. Used car buyers should look for fading, water stains, sediment or rust on the carpet, glove box, seats, dashboard and trunk. Check if the fabric and carpet have been recently replaced. Inspect all electrical components and wiring for damage. Finally, take the car to a trusted mechanic and run a CarFax report for the car’s history.
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