Car buyers beware, state of Texas officials say

month after Tropical Storm Imelda, flood-damaged vehicles may be hitting the resale market, the Texas Department of Insurance warned Wednesday.

“Dishonest sellers will buy salvage cars at auction and resell them to unsuspecting buyers,” the department said in a press release Wednesday.

“Once an engine gets waterlogged, it’s almost impossible to ever make it right.”

“If you’re shopping for a used car, make sure to look for signs of water damage,” said Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan.

“There’s often a reason when the deal looks too good to be true.”