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DMV: Beware Flooded Cars

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Cars are abandoned on a flooded Brooke Ave following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York. The south shore of Long Island along with the tri-state region saw record setting rain that caused roads to flood entrapping some motorists.  (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Cars are abandoned on a flooded Brooke Ave following heavy rains and flash flooding on August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York. The south shore of Long Island along with the tri-state region saw record setting rain that caused roads to flood entrapping some motorists. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

(CBS Connecticut) _ After recent flooding in New York, Connecticut officials are warning used car buyers to watch out for vehicles with water damage.

State Department of Motor Vehicles Commisioner Melody Currey says people should be wary of vehicles purchased through Craigslist.

“With the heavy rainfall we saw the other day, my concern was that we might see people trying to sell cars that had been in a flood,” Currey said. “If that happens, it does damage to the car, and people have the right to know.”

Signs of a flood car include a mildew smell, high water marks in the engine, and rust on wires and other components under the hood.

Flooding can rust the electrical system.

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