NC DMV warns buyers to watch for flooded cars

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RALEIGH — State officials are warning used car buyers to watch for flooded vehicles in the wake of recent storms that swept across the state.

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles’ License and Theft Bureau is telling buyers to be wary of deals that look “too good to be true.”

State inspectors say buyers can do several things to look for signs of flooding in a vehicle, including checking for rust, examining the exterior for water lines and making sure the car’s electronics are functioning.