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Why a used car report? 1.25 million vehicles totaled each year in the USA are sold at salvage

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What is a VIN Number and why do we use it? The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) was originally described in ISO Standard 3779 in February 1977. It was last revised in 1983. This VIN was designed to identify motor vehicles, trailers, motorcycles and mopeds.
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Automobiles displaying low mileage. Odometer readings may be rolled back. Its illegal in most state, but its easy. It is still a common occurance in used cars.

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Flood Damaged Cars have flooded the used car market. Hurricane Katrina alone produced over 600,000 flood damaged cars. Every new hurricane or flood throws a new portion of flood damaged cars into the market. As a result, many car dealers and individual owners practice title washing and register the car in a different state in order to compensate the loss and sell the flood damaged car as a good one. Over a half of all flood damaged cars are later sold to unsuspecting buyers.

Flood damage means that a car was fully or partially submerged in water for hours or even days. It may look fine, clean and in good condition, yet actually be very dangerous because of the following flaws:

* severe damage to electrical systems
* water contamination in engine and exchaust
* malfunctioning antilock brakes
* damaged or even rotting dash boards
* malfunctioning airbags
* rusting and corrosion of critically important parts, including brakes

The list can be numerous.

How to Avoid Buying a Flood Damaged Car?

Inspect the car carefully, pay attention to rust and mud. There shouldn't be any traces of rust or mud inside. Electric system malfunctioning is another warning sign. If you are not a car expert a wise idea is to run a VIN number check and obtain the Car History Report to reveal the truth about a flood damaged car, even if it has a clean title.

Car History Reports are also a good idea because it informs you not only about flood damage but also about other hidden problems of a particular car, for example odometer rollback. Consider Car History Report seriously before you buy a used vehicle if you want to avoid flood damaged cars.

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