There's a problem many aren't considering in the wake of Hurricane Sandy: used car parts damaged by flooding.
I've written an article detailing the problems with flooded used car parts. It's ultimately a bigger issue than flooded used cars because they are more difficult to uncover.
Think about it. Perfectly fine used vehicles could have parts swapped that were acquired from flood damaged used cars. It's a move unscrupulous salvage yards could take to line their pockets.
The problem is it could be a huge safety issue. As I mention in the article, there's a huge market for air bags on the black market. They are expensive to replace once detonated and dishonest body shops may be looking to buy them at discounted prices (with that discount not being passed on to you).
Is there a way to avoid this problem? Of course, but you have to click through to the article to find out!