Beware If You’re Looking To Buy Used

At Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep you can be confident that we have one of the finest fleets of preowned vehicles for sale in New Jersey. But sadly, that’s not always the case. Buyer beware, in the next few months the used market will be flooded with flood-damaged vehicles that might be as frightening as the waters from which they came from.

Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep expects that hundreds of thousands of storm-ravaged vehicles will be hitting the market following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. There are an estimated one million vehicles in Texas alone that fell victim to the waters. Carfax, a vehicle history report company, estimates about half of the vehicles damaged by flood waters will end up back on our roadways. Our Lakewood car dealers doesn’t want you to become one of the many Americans at risk of buying a “flood car”, which tend to rot from the inside out, a huge problem following Hurricane Katrina.

 

Things To Look Out For

Interior clues – Make sure to take note of any musty or foul smells inside the vehicle. Check for signs of water or mud by pulling back carpeting. If there are power locks and windows, Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep suggests you make sure they work. If a vehicle was submerged there will most likely be water in the head- and taillights so check those as well.

FSBO – Owners might try to sell on their own after detailing the vehicle to try and reel in an unsuspecting buyer. Our car dealerships in NJ has even seen people move the vehicle to another state to escape suspicion so when in doubt, have a mechanic do a pre-purchase inspection.

Bogus or forged documentation – Tampering with title records is a way sellers try to trick buyers into thinking the vehicle is in better condition than it is. Definitely compare what they show you to the Carfax records to ensure you’re not getting scammed.

 

Quality Preowned Vehicles You Can Trust At Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

If you’re looking for a preowned vehicle but don’t want to fall victim to a “flood-car,” head in to see us at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep. We assure you you’ll find top quality with any of our options.

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

Website: www.pinebeltchevrolet.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target

 

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

Website: www.pinebeltsubaru.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target

 

Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

1400, Ocean Ave, Route-88

Lakewood Township, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.993.7792

Website: www.pinebeltchryslerjeep.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target

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