Buyer beware; flood damaged autos

Oklahomans who are looking for a used car are being warned to watch for vehicles that may have water damage from the recent flooding.  A study by the internet automobile research service Carfax reports that Oklahoma is among the states with flooded cars and trucks showing up for sale.

A big reason the cars are popping up in Oklahoma is because the state is near the Gulf Coast where hurricanes have flooded regions in recent years.  About 570,000 cars and trucks were damaged by Hurricanes Rita and Wilma.

It's not yet known how many were damaged in Oklahoma and southern Kansas, but the Better Business Bureau warns consumers to be on the lookout for water damaged vehicles that may wind up at car auctions and not large dealerships.