How to protect yourself from buying a flood-damaged car

/ Source: Today

More than 637,000 cars were damaged in 2017 by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and even more are being tallied after Hurricane Florence. Experts reveal that people can resell these flooded vehicles on the open market without telling buyers about their history. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen is showing car shoppers how to identify flood-damaged cars and how to spot the telltale signs of hidden damage. Remember, you can look up the car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) on the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s website to see if the car has previous damage before you buy it.