Published on January 1st, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Cars, MPV’s SUV’s & Motorcycles, The Other Victim Of Floods
Daily rain has drenched much of Malaysia in recent weeks, with high water levels that have ruined homes and businesses in the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia. This has led to floods that have dealt devastating losses to their owners. A less-publicized casualty of this natural disaster is the number of flood-damaged cars, vans, MPVs, SUVs and trucks left behind.
When subjected to deep flood levels, water damaged cars are often classified as total loss by respective insurance companies and are scrapped. Some flooded damaged vehicles, though, end up on used car lots and sold to unsuspecting buyers.
Buyers beware: Not all dealers are up front when a car has flood damage, and it can cost you a lot of money over the months of ownership and still be somewhat perfect. Even if a car looks good and seems to run fine, expensive problems can appear later as corrosion continues to creep inside critical components. Flood-damaged cars can also cost more than money earned to keep them running in the long run: These vehicles can be dangerous to drive and the results may even be fatal.
Unfortunately, flood-damaged vehicles can be hard to spot if a professional has done work on them, but knowing the signs can help. Let us share with you what and how to look out for flood damaged vehicles.