Hurricane Matthew pulled away from the east coast recently, but not before leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Residents in parts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia are cleaning up, assessing the damage, and dealing with insurance claims, including for flood-damaged cars. Tens of thousands of flood-damaged cars may head … Continue reading Hurricane Matthew Aftermath: Flood Cars
Smash! You never saw it coming — a driver runs a red light, slams into the side of your vehicle, leaving behind a trail of twisted metal, broken glass and thousands of dollars in damage. Air bags saved the day for you and the other driver, but your car is a wreck. Depending on where … Continue reading When is Your Car a Total Loss?
I want to talk to you about a life-threatening used car scam. It involves crooked repair shops purposely not replacing your car’s air bags. Most people don’t know they’re victims until it’s way too late, but I’ve got five steps to help you avoid this fraud. Continue reading Top Five Steps to Avoid Air Bag Fraud
This week’s CARFAX Friday Video walks you through five things to check out when test driving a vehicle that you are thinking about buying. Straightforward advice, but believe it or not, some of these things are easy to overlook in the excitement of driving an unfamiliar car or truck.
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More than 190,000 cars have their odometers rolled back every year, potentially costing victims in excess of $760 million in lost value and unexpected repairs.
There are over 212,000 cars on the road today in the US that have reported flood damage. Two thirds of flooded cars (133,173) can be found in just 10 states. Texas currently has over 30,000 flood vehicles–more than any other state. Next up is New Jersey with more than 28,600 Pennsylvania has more than 13,000 … Continue reading Flooded Cars on the Road in 2013 – An Infographic