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Sep
29

You have probably seen submerged cars on television and wondered what happened to them after the flood. In fact, most of these cars end up on street corners and used car lots with For Sale signs on them. However, flood damaged vehicles should be considered total losses and should never be driven again. For some dishonest car dealers these cars are another good opportunity to make profit at your expense. According to some sources such as CARFAX (Virginia firm that does background checks on used vehicles) an estimated 75,000 vehicles were ruined by floods and declared totaled by insurance companies after Hurricane Floyd struck Florida in 1999. Hurricane Katrina …