DMV reminds drivers to be cautious of flood damage when buying cars

Experts say flood damage can affect the engine, transmission, wiring, airbag or even a car's computers, which can cost the buyer tons of money. 

Adolfo Carrion

Oct 5, 2023, 12:39 AM

Updated 263 days ago

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The Department of Motor Vehicles is warning people to be extra careful when buying a car, and to watch out for potential flood damage to the vehicle. 
This comes after the immense rainfall that New York City was struck with last Friday. Experts say flood damage can affect the engine, transmission, wiring, airbag or even a car's computers, which can cost the buyer tons of money. 
John Leylegian, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Manhattan College, says to also check the car's fluids, which may be the wrong color or substance if water damage has occurred. 


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