• Carfax Offers Free Flood Car Reports In Wake of Harvey and Irma


Christopher Basso

Public Relations Manager


Office Phone: 703-934-2664 x4186

Mobile Phone: 703-304-7727


Skype: carfaxreports

New Carfax Research Shows a 20% Jump in Flood Cars On the Road – BEFORE Harvey and Irma

Flooded cars rot from the inside out as water corrodes the mechanical parts, shorts the electrical system and compromises safety features such as airbags and anti-lock brakes.

  • This shocking research shows over 325,000 flood cars are on the road right now.
  • Hurricanes Harvey and Irma likely damaged hundreds of thousands more.
  • Half of flooded cars go back on the road – many sold without the knowledge of buyers
  • Consumer protection for this issue is so critical that Carfax is offering a FREE flood car check at
  • These are the top ten states for flood-damaged vehicles BEFORE Harvey Irma:

1.      Texas

2.      Louisiana

3.      Pennsylvania

4.      Florida

5.      Kentucky

6.      Illinois

7.      South Carolina

8.      Virginia

9.      North Carolina

10.    Michigan

I am available for interview anytime and happy to provide information that helps you create a powerful story with local figures for this important issue.

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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