[Infographic] Flooded Cars on the Road in 2013

Did you know that there are over 210,000 cars on the road today in the US that have reported flood damage? This month’s infographic, courtesy of CARFAX, offers some interesting facts along with tips to help you avoid cars with water damage.

Tips to spot a flooded car:

  • Check hardware for silt, mud or rust
  • Look for loosely-fitting and discolored upholstery
  • Make sure all lights are working
  • Check for warning lights to make sure ABS and airbag lights turn on
  • Smell for a musty odor
  • Flex wires beneath dashboard to see if they’re brittle
  • Get an inspection from a trusted mechanic
  • Check for flood damage for FREE at flood.carfax.com