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Used cars and Sandy

  • Used-car shoppers should be wary of cars with "washed" titles
  • Some auto dealers resell damaged flood cars

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Used cars and Sandy

A word of caution about buying a used car.


Here's what to look out for:

- Be wary of a used car that shows up as recently titled.  Research the vehicle identification number at or a similar site.

- Use the National Insurance Crime Bureau's search tool at to help identify flood cars.

- Get an independent mechanic to inspect a used car before you purchase it. 


For more of Clark's tips on steering clear of flood cars, click here.

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