Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Beware When Buying A Used Car

In light of the historic flooding throughout the state, the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission is encouraging consumers to be cautious when buying used cars. Scam artists may use this time to attempt to sell cars with flood damage to unsuspecting consumers.
Flooding can cause damage to the vehicle’s computer and electrical systems, as well as potentially causing brakes and airbag systems to malfunction. The Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission advises consumers to only buy from dealers that hold a Motor Vehicle Dealers License issued by the Commission. To search for a license, visit
“Disclosure that a passenger motor vehicle has become a flood vehicle shall be made at the time of transfer of ownership, and the next certificate of title issued after the transfer shall be conspicuously labeled with the word “flood” across the front,” said Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Leslie A. Newman.
If you are thinking about buying a used car, follow these tips to avoid buying a car with flood damage:


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