Texas ranks highest in flooded vehicles

HOUSTON (KHOU) - A new Carfax report out today may have you thinking twice about the car you're driving.

We're talking about hundreds of thousands of flooded cars getting resold to customers who have no idea.

Unfortunately, Texas has more than double from any other state. It looks like con-artists saw all of our recent floods as a way to rip people off

The DMV says that nationwide, 270,000 of these cars are on the roads with 43,000 of them here in Texas. That is the most for any state.

In fact, over the past three years, the number of these vehicles being resold is up 30 percent.

So how can you tell?

Beware of smells. Not only mildew, but also perfumes or deodorizers, clues that someone is trying to cover the smell of mildew up.

Also, check for rusted metal in hard to see places like seat rails or nuts and bolts.

And it’s a good idea to get any used car checked out by a mechanic – a good one will know what to look for.

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