AG Cooper warns to be on lookout for flooded Louisiana cars in NC

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – There’s a warning for those looking to purchase a used car.

Flood damaged cars from Louisiana are likely to end up in North Carolina.

Following devastating flooding, damaged cars are often offered for sale.

Under state law, failure to disclose damage to vehicles is a misdemeanor

Attorney General Roy Cooper said before buying always ask if the car has been damaged in any way and have the car examined by an independent mechanic.

“If there’s a lot of rust, we can pretty much tell it’s been in some type of salt water,” said Jeston Farrow, detailer, AutoPoint.

Also look for any flood lines and check under the car and hood.

Consider getting a complete vehicle history report with a service like Carfax. Test electronics like headlights, windshield wipers, turn signals, and the radio.

Cars damaged by flood waters can still run well but often develop later problems.

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