Thousands of cars are damaged by floods every year. Historically, more than 50% of these water-damaged cars get resold. Used car buyers and sellers use CARFAX to help identify problems like flood damage. A CARFAX Vehicle History Report can include information about reported flood damage, as well as salvage, total loss, odometer rollbacks, lemon cars, open recalls and much more.
ALERT: Historic flooding in Louisiana caused many vehicles to be damaged by the floodwaters. Some of these may be resold to unsuspecting consumers. Don’t unknowingly buy a car flooded during a hurricane or other storm. Check for flood damage here first.
Worried about buying a flood-damaged used car? This flood information from CARFAX can help you identify cars reported as flood-damaged from Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy or any other major flood event. Make sure when you’re buying a used car that it isn’t a waterlogged wreck.
If the used car you’re buying was in a flood, CARFAX can help you find out for free here. To see all the information reported to CARFAX for a specific car, buy a CARFAX Vehicle History Report at www.carfax.com.