Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Thu, June 13 2013 at 2:24 PM, Updated: Thu, June 13 2013 at 2:37 PM
How can you tell if a car has been damaged by water?
A few ways:
Test Drive it first- Thoroughly examine the vehicle by listening and feeling it operate. Try the highway, hillsides and in the city.
Check the gauges- Are they all working? Electrical systems have become an integral part of the modern vehicle. Test the windows, lights signals, and blow the horn.
Do a complete visual check- look underneath for any signs of a fram change, new parts or panels or rust. Water will rust metal.
If you're not sure, Check with your mechanic!
You can also go to the DMV and get the history of where the car has been registered and when. That would be a good indicator if a car was sold around the time of the damage.
News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.
Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.