By Greg Reeves
At left is a happy Kansas family, as pictured on AG Phill Kline's Website, trying to avoid getting ripped off by:
- Hurricane charity scams
- Phony hurricane-relief Websites
- Gas gougers
Next, Kline warns: flood cars. Regarding the vehicle you're interested in:
- Are there water marks on seat cushions? Door panels? Radiator? Wheel wells?
- How about rust on the door hinges? Hood springs? Trunk latch?
- Is the owner manual soggy? Musty? Heavily scented?
Read Star consumer reporter Paul Wenske's comprehensive look at this problem. And more in Kline's Consumer Corner. And be sure to run a hankie underneath the seat cushions. It'll come up musty in a flood car.