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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Be aware of flood vehicles
Consumers who are shopping for a new vehicle should be aware that flood-damaged cars and trucks from states ravaged by recent hurricanes will eventually surface in Tennessee. In an effort to raise awareness, the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission is warning consumers to be alert for scammers who might disguise severely water-damaged vehicles as being perfectly good. The recent disasters in Texas and Florida are expected to leave over a million flood-damaged vehicles in their wake. The Motor Vehicle Anti-Theft Act makes a clear distinction between a “fresh water flood” vehicle (which can be rebuilt) and a “saltwater damaged” vehicle (which cannot be rebuilt). Many of the vehicles damaged as a result of the hurricanes will be categorized as salt water damaged . Saltwater damage continues to corrode and eat away at a vehicle’s body and operating components, even after it is cleaned up and repaired. Even low levels of water damage can cause damage to a vehicle’s electrical system. A vehicle that has been declared a total loss due to saltwater damage is deemed “nonrepairable” and may never be titled again in the state of Tennessee. Saltwater damage vehicles can only be dismantled and used for parts.


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