Beware of vehicles flooded during hurricanes and declared “total losses”; some of them could well end up on the used car market.
This week, images of the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian in several parts of Florida are everywhere, on TV and online.
Once again, the weather is showing us that when all’s said and done, it still holds the big end of the stick. Among the images shared all over, there are many of flooded vehicles, on roads, in parking lots and in private garages.
Here then is a timely reminder of a lesson history has taught us: Following major disasters of this kind, many vehicles declared flooded end up elsewhere on the continent being sold to consumers who have no idea they’re buying damaged goods.