Hundreds of thousands of people are driving vehicles they may not know were once waterlogged wrecks, new research from Carfax suggests. Flood damaged cars rot from the inside out, causing safety, mechanical and electrical failures as well as health risks. These vehicles are in every state and can cost consumers thousands.
1) 271,000 vehicles reported as flood damaged are back in use across the country
2) TX, PA and FL lead the nation for most flood cars; Houston, New York City and Philadelphia are the top cities.
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Christopher Basso Bio:
Chris Basso has a decade worth of automotive expertise to share. As the public relations manager for Carfax, he is an excellent resource for consumer stories regarding the buying and selling of used cars. Chris has detailed knowledge about a host of auto-related scams and fraud, and provides valuable insight that consumers can use to help buy safe, reliable used cars. He works closely with law enforcement investigators, auto mechanics and consumer organizations to stay current with hot issues and emerging trends.
Known for his quick wit and street-savvy conversations, Chris quickly brings car news home to local viewers and listeners in can-do terms that everyone understands. His use of hard stats and real-world examples in interviews is why he is a recurring guest on many stations as their expert in anything automotive.
Chris frequently appears on local newscasts, including live morning shows, and has been featured on national programs such as Good Morning America, ABC™s The Lookout and PBS™ MotorWeek. He is based in the Washington, D.C. area and can easily travel to most major cities for interviews, even on short notice.
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