Could Boise Drivers Be at Risk of Buying Used Cars Damaged by Hurricane Harvey?

The capital of Idaho is about as far away from Hurricane Harvey as it could get, yet local used-car buyers could still be at risk of unknowingly purchasing a flood-damaged cars. How is this possible?

There are two main ways shady sellers can commit title fraud: avoiding a flood-damage title, or title-washing. In the first, the owner of a car finds ways around getting a salvage title put on their vehicle, like not reporting the damage. In the second, a car is issued a salvage or flood title, but the seller sends it to different states and exploits loopholes in each state's regulations to re-issue a clean title.

If you're underhanded and trying to make a profit off of damaged goods, it makes sense to sell them somewhere people aren't looking. Texans are sure to be on guard for flood damage when purchasing a used car, but Boiseans might not be. It didn't flood here.

That's why it's always best to buy your pre-owned vehicles through a reputable dealership like Larry H. Miller Honda Boise, where we give you the CarFax Vehicle History Reports on all our used inventory.

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