The effects of a hurricane on your car can be devastating. It is not the wind you have to worry about in most instances but the water. The destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey has been massive and it caused a lot of cars to be flooded.
IN most situations, a flooded car is deemed the same status as a salvage vehicle or a junk car. The repairs are too expensive and most people choose to either abandon their cars or sell them for scrap value.
Before jumping to any conclusions, we would always recommend going through the following pointers mentioned below. Even if your flooded car has received junk status, you can still sell your junk car for top dollar.
Safety Disclaimer For Car Owners
We, at Adam Car Buyer, would want to request every single car owner in Houston and everywhere else to steer clear of flooded streets. You do not know the extent of the flooding or the condition of the road that has been flooded.
It is not worth taking the risk for you and your car. You can inflict irreparable damage on your car. Please do remember that flood water has salt in it which can do heavy damage to your car. You don’t want to be stuck trying to sell a junk car only to risk driving through flooded roads.
If your car has been flooded and you are waiting to assess the damages, please keep the windows open. A closed environment will encourage the growth of mold, which can be dangerous for the car and especially you.
The effects of Hurricane Harvey were devastating and several cars were flooded. If you are stuck with your flooded cars and don’t know how to go about selling them, then contact us today. We will help you turn that junk car into cash.
What To Do With Your Flooded Car?
The first thing that you should not do with your flooded car is to try and start it. You might end doing irreparable damage to your car’s engine. This will not even deem salvage status to your car and you won’t have any other option but to sell it for scrap.
Here is how you can get top dollar on your flooded car.
Carefully Assess The Condition of Your Car
If it’s worth any assurance, you can make a decent amount of cash on your junk cars. It is important to know and understand the current condition of your car.
Remove the car battery to begin with. Flooded cars already go through a lot of electrical damage, you don’t want to risk making it worse.
Take a look under the hood of your car to see which parts are serviceable. Look through every possible part of your vehicle, from the doors, seats, and exteriors.
Roll down the windows to allow air circulation inside the vehicle. Once you have estimated the damages, remove all personal items and any parts of the car that can be removed.
Get Your Documentation in Order
If you want to sell your flooded car, you will need the relevant documents. To be precise, the title of your car. Your car’s title is proof of ownership. In case you do not have your car’s title, the original bill of purchase might also work. Not having your car’s title, might affect the negotiating price for your flooded car.
Tone Down Your Expectations
If the flooding of your vehicle has caused it to become a junk car, then you will have to lower your expectations on the price. Consult Kelly Blue Book’s website to get an estimate of the vehicle. However, if your car is not in running condition then you might have to cut down on the selling price.
The Best Place To Sell Flooded Cars
The best chance of you getting top dollar on your flooded car is by selling it to us at Adam Car Buyer. If you have a flooded car here in Texas, we will be more than happy to take it off your hands for top dollar.
All you go to do is contact us, our experts will assess the condition of your vehicle and offer you a quote on the same day. Not only do we offer free towing but we make sure you get paid on the very day you finalize on a price.
Flooded cars, wrecked cars, junk cars, cars without titles, we buy them all. Contact us today and get the best possible deal on your flooded car.