Best Vehicles for Towing

My name is Louis Alexander, and I want to thank you for stopping by my website. I have an active family that consists of my wife Janice, our three children, two dogs, three horses, and me. We needed not only a truck that could tow, but also one that would comfortably seat my family. We are on the road for many hours when traveling to horse shows or on camping trips. We needed a new vehicle. One that would be capable of towing our horse trailer and travel trailer. I did a great deal of research online before venturing out to test drive trucks. I learned a lot about tow capabilities and capacities. I also discovered some differences between trucks that ran on diesel and gasoline. I’m going to share some of the information I found out about trucks and hope you find it of value.

How To Spot A Flood Damaged Car

Automotive Blog

Buying a used car is a good idea because it will help you to save money. A new car is never worth as much money as when you drive it off of the car lot. Buying a quality used car should ensure that you get a good-looking car that works well. You do, however, need to make sure that you are buying quality. Sometimes spotting damage can be tricky, so you need to know what to look for.

One of the most difficult kinds of damage to spot is flood damage:

Signs of Flood Damage

If a car dealership doesn't typically deal with flood damaged cars, your dealer might not know how to spot flood damage, so they could buy a flood-damaged car without knowing what they are getting. Thus, you need to know how to spot damage for yourself, looking for the following signs should help:

  1. Even if a car has been cleaned thoroughly, it can be difficult to cover up the smell of mold and mildew. The best way to detect mold is to shut all of the doors and windows of the car and wait for a couple of minutes then take a long, deep breath through your nose. If you smell a musty odor, you likely have mold in your car.
  2. Check under the spare tire and in the gas cover. Water can carry dirt into all of the crooks and crannies of your car. A good detailer should be able to get most of this dirt out, but even a good detailer might have a hard time getting inside of tight spaces like inside your gas cover and under the spare tire can be difficult. 
  3. Check for signs of corrosion. Carefully look over both the inside and the outside of the car. A few small patches of corrosion should be expected, but if you find extensive signs of corrosion, you likely are dealing with a flood damaged car. Once corrosion starts, it can cause serious damage to your car, so you should definitely avoid buying a car with a lot of corrosion. 

Even if a car looks clean, if it has been exposed to water, corrosion can continue eating away at your car and cause serious problems. If you are looking for a quality used car, you want to be thorough in looking for signs of flood damage in your car. It might take some extra time, but it can save you money in the long run.

To learn more, contact a company like U Pick U Save with any questions or concerns you have.


25 February 2015