New Yorkers Urged to Check For Flood Damage When Buying Cars

Governor Cuomo's office is putting out a warning to check the VIN on any used car to ensure it has not been reported as damaged from flooding as a result of recent storms. 

Hurricane Harvey has left hundreds of thousands of seriously damaged cars in its wake. Consumers are being urged to check VIN numbers before purchasing their next car by visiting the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website and using the National Insurance Crime Bureau VINCheck database. It's a free service to help consumers determine if a vehicle has been reported as salvaged or stolen.

To check if a car has been stolen or damaged, CLICK HERE

Experts say Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy damaged nearly a half-million vehicles combined. Early estimates say Harvey may double that number.

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