Checking a Used Car for Water Damage

Jason Simpson of AZ currently functions as the owner of JDS Enterprise, LLC, a used automobile dealer located in Glendale, Arizona. In addition to providing a full-service car buying experience to Arizona customers, Jason Simpson of AZ has complied with the U.S. Department of Transportation in their efforts to keep water damaged cars off of the market.

Cars that have been caught in a flood will demonstrate serious issues within the engine and the car’s electrical system. Unfortunately, the lack of cosmetic damage can make it easy for a disreputable seller to pass off a water damaged car to an unsuspecting buyer. The first step to take when buying a used car is to run the VIN number to see if it has been registered as a flood damaged vehicle. If the car does not register as having been flooded, there are additional steps the buyer can take to ensure this fact.

Any used car with new upholstery or mismatched carpets and upholstery should give a buyer significant concern. Rust is another telltale sign of water damage, particularly in usual places like door hinges or along the trunk. Rust inside the car, such as under the gas and brake pedals, can also indicate a history of flooding. Testing the car’s features should be a must for any pre-owned vehicle shopper, especially if water damage is a possibility. Any electrical malfunctions can be evidence of flooding, particularly if wires running beneath the dashboard are brittle, another sign of water damage.


The Early Years of the Corvette By Jason David Simpson of Arizona

The first Corvette model, a convertible, was introduced as a concept show car at the 1953 GM Motorama show in New York. The car was so popular with visitors that thousands expressed interest in purchasing a Corvette. Chevrolet took the requests to heart, beginning production on the 1953 Corvette just six months later in Flint, Michigan, with a design virtually identical to the Motorama prototype.

The iconic car’s design evolved over the years; 1955 models included a new V8 engine, while 1956 saw the new body style that many consider the most beautiful Corvette of all time. Commonly referred to as the Sting Ray, the second-generation of Corvettes spanned from 1963-1967 and included such new features as AM-FM radio, air conditioning, headrests, and a telescopic steering wheel.

About the author: Jason Simpson owns and operates JDS Enterprise, LLC, a used-car dealership in Glendale, Arizona. In his spare time, he participates in the Arizona Corvette Enthusiasts club. Active in the community, he gives his time to various charitable causes, including Big Brothers Big Sisters and the American Red Cross.

What to Avoid When Buying a Used Vehicle By Jason Simpson – Arizona

Buying a used vehicle over a new vehicle is an economic choice for many consumers and requires attention to detail to ensure that the choice results in a reliable automobile. Many vehicle history report services are available online, but they may not be all-inclusive. Thus, it is important to inspect potential vehicles carefully on one’s own and with the assistance of a mechanic.

Some vehicles may have evidence of flood damage, particularly in the wake of natural flood disasters. Buyers should ensure that the upholstery is free of dampness and mold, any exposed metal free of rust, and the engine and lights free of water lines. Any sign of the car’s rubber drain plugs or seat-mounting screws having been removed is also indicative of possible flood damage.

According to Forbes, the reliability of certain vehicles may degrade over time. Potential buyers may benefit from researching the usual physical depreciation of specific models, as well as the history of model recalls.

About the author:
Jason Simpson of Arizona is the owner of JDS Enterprise, LLC (also known as New Deal Used Cars) in Glendale, Arizona. With two decades of experience in the industry of buying and selling pre-owned vehicles, Jason Simpson has a wealth of automobile expertise.