With an increase in flash floods and storms across the United States, Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona is here to provide tips for how to avoid flood-damaged vehicles.
The month of May has been incredibly unusual as many parts of the United States have experienced an increase in flash floods and severe storms. Our team at Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, Arizona is here to provide some helpful tips in how to avoid flood-damaged vehicles. When buying or leasing a used vehicle, there are specific signs you can look for to avoid flood-damaged vehicles. Contact our team at Desert Autoplex with any questions you might have.
Though an owner might be able to clean, dry-out and restore a vehicle on the outside, a flood-damaged vehicle is sure to have extensive damage on the inside including the engine, fuel, transmission, brakes, interior control systems and more. The reality is, a vehicle is not a boat and is, by no means, meant to be submerged in water. Desert Autoplex RV, serving Tempe, Mesa and Phoenix, offers this tips to avoid flood-damaged vehicles. If a vehicle has experienced flood-damage, you can be sure to find damage in the following areas:
- vehicle electronics such as engine controls or brake signals
- damage and rotting within the dashboard and deep down in the seats
- damage in the safety systems such as airbags and other sensors
- interior damage to the carpet, upholstery or roof
- rust and corrosion to various parts and components
The most dangerous part to flood-damaged vehicles is that flooding may take months or even years to have its most worst effects. If you are looking to buy or lease a pre-owned recreational vehicle near Phoenix, be sure to let our trusted mechanics within our service and parts department at Desert Autoplex RV to take a look to ensure you’re not buying a flood-damaged vehicle. Our team knows what to look for including signs of mud, silt and water lines throughout various compartments of the vehicle.
Stop by Desert Autoplex RV in Mesa, AZ to check out our current inventory of RVs and other vehicles. We look forward to serving you and your family soon!