FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Carfax of Fairfax, Va., said Tuesday it will make free Carfax flood checks available to used car buyers and owners nationwide.
Carfax said it is making the offer to assist consumers in avoiding flood-damaged wrecks.
Carfax said in 1999, more than half of the estimated 75,000 flood-damaged vehicles from Hurricane Floyd ended up back on the road.
Although damaged vehicles from this year's hurricanes may take a while to hit the market, flooded cars from past storms currently exist.
Carfax recommends that anyone buying a used car get a complete vehicle history report and a thorough inspection from a reliable, trustworthy mechanic before purchase.
Founded in 1986, Carfax pioneered the concept of the vehicle history report. Carfax vehicle history reports, the most comprehensive collection of used vehicle information ever assembled, can confirm a clean title history or help purchasers identify previous salvage history, odometer fraud, flood damage and more. Used car buyers can access more than 3 billion vehicle history records assembled from thousands of different sources in the Carfax nationwide database or through a participating dealer.