- If the vehicle shows water damage, you want to check and see how far the vehicle was submerged. If the vehicle was submerged above the electronics in the vehicle, then you many not want to purchase this vehicle. Even if there are no problems right now, there is a very good chance that the wires and screens inside the vehicle could corrode down the road, especially if the vehicle was submerged with saltwater.
- The next question to ask is how long the vehicle was submerged. Corrosion will occur with either freshwater or saltwater, especially to the frame. The question now becomes, “How fast will the corrosion occur?” And this is question is determined by how long the vehicle was submerged in water. Be very careful purchasing a car that was once located in Florida, Louisiana, or another area prone to flooding and hurricanes. Unless the dealer can prove extensive and proper restoration, then we would recommend staying away from a water-damaged vehicle.
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We recommend you thoroughly check the full and complete history before purchasing a vehicle with water or a flood history, but regardless of your decision, you will still need auto insurance, contact Maryland Auto Insurance today for a no-hassle quote.