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Signs a Car Has Flood Damage near Washington, DC

Here at Pohanka Hyundai of Capitol Heights, you will find nothing but top-notch, trustworthy vehicles within our vast new and used inventory. However, you may not be so lucky if you choose to take your business somewhere else. Even if you decide to do so, we still want you to be aware of the signs that a car has flood damage, so you can save yourself the money and hassle along the way.

There are many indicators that a car has experienced flood damage, one in which being how it smells. If you sit inside a car for the first time, and notice a damp or mildew-like scent, it should raise your eyebrows as to where the car has been. Some dealerships may try and get around this smell by rolling down its windows for an extended period of time. But, don’t be fooled. When you take it for a test drive, make sure to spend a few minutes with the windows rolled up, to see if the damp scent returns. On the other end, some dealers may try and cover up the smell with cleaning agents or car fresheners. So, make sure you keep that in mind, too.

Additionally, water damage can be visible. Make sure to inspect items like the rugs, upholstery, ceiling fabric, and seat belts for any potential watermarks. Another sign would be if some of the fabric throughout looks like it was updated. If you’re checking out an older model that just so happens to have a new rug or new seats, that could be an indicator of water damage. You should also be on the lookout for any mud or dirt that could be on the interior that was left over from a flood that could be under the rugs, seats, or spare tire in the trunk. You should also make it a point to inspect the headlights, since they can trap moisture, and any rust on the inside, like the door panels.

Another main indicator that a car has experienced water damage is that its electrical components aren’t in the best of conditions. This can be evident if the power-adjustable seats aren’t able to be moved, or if the windows have problems rolling up. You should also take the necessary steps to ensure the radio, air conditioning, and both blinkers are working properly.

It’s always a good idea to know the signs a car has flood damage near Washington, DC. While you’ll never find any of these vehicles within our inventory here at Pohanka Hyundai of Capitol Heights, we want all of our customers to be educated on what to look for.


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Signs a Car Has Flood Damage near Washington, DC

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Marcus Richardson
Marcus Richardson
GOOGLE
6-2-2020
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Anthony was very helpful with information and getting a deal done on the car I wanted.

h parker
h parker
GOOGLE
6-2-2020
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Marie Jones
Marie Jones
GOOGLE
6-2-2020
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RaShanda Miller
RaShanda Miller
GOOGLE
6-2-2020
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I've just purchased the 2020 Palisade and the salesman Anthony and others are excellent at what they do, this is my second purchase from this location, its always a great experience.

Lorenzo Day
Lorenzo Day
GOOGLE
6-2-2020
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Clarence Glaster
Clarence Glaster
GOOGLE
6-1-2020
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seingwaeng hammond
seingwaeng hammond
GOOGLE
6-1-2020
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Great prices you just have to have alitte patience with timing. Robert and the finance department is the best.

Vida Edoh
Vida Edoh
GOOGLE
6-1-2020
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Carlos OcasioRivera
Carlos OcasioRivera
GOOGLE
6-1-2020
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Excellent customer service, great maintenance staff and the best dealer in the area!

Luella Robinson
Luella Robinson
GOOGLE
5-31-2020
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Monique Carter
Monique Carter
GOOGLE
5-31-2020
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I am very satisfied with not only the work done on my vehicle but the stellar guest service from Jackie and also the staff. Everyone was more than willing to see to it that I was taken care of in a timely fashion. I don't see myself going to any other place for my car. My car purrs now.😊

Tyjuan Shorts
Tyjuan Shorts
GOOGLE
5-30-2020
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Great service every time I go there. Free WiFI plenty of room for waiting area.

Marvin Reynolds
Marvin Reynolds
GOOGLE
5-30-2020
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Maria Jones
Maria Jones
GOOGLE
5-29-2020
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No problems tell you all the problems before it come up.

Dirk Hines
Dirk Hines
GOOGLE
5-27-2020
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Excellent experience

Katrina Thomas
Katrina Thomas
GOOGLE
5-12-2020
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Joe RegularGuy
Joe RegularGuy
GOOGLE
3-15-2020
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Friendly service with great people and got me into a car quickly. I’m in love with my Santa.

Jadis Wilson
Jadis Wilson
GOOGLE
2-27-2020
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Very good!!

charles dancy
charles dancy
GOOGLE
2-25-2020
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Tony Carter
Tony Carter
GOOGLE
2-12-2020
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David Head
David Head
GOOGLE
2-10-2020
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By far the smoothest and easiest auto buying transaction I have ever been through (and I have bought and sold a lot of vehicles). Darlene was very easy to talk to and deal with, and was ready to answer any questions I had. Would highly recommend.

Drew Kelly
Drew Kelly
GOOGLE
2-9-2020
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See Tim Williams for great service!

Sonja Boone
Sonja Boone
GOOGLE
1-28-2020
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I was super tired and needed to get home. I was ready to say forget it. The manager Jay May came over and introduced himself. He found out my needs and met them even gave some extra perks. Years ago my parents did buisness with Pohanka so I went and gave them a try. I am a happy camper!

Darlene Robinson
Darlene Robinson
GOOGLE
1-24-2020
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Robert Fortune
Robert Fortune
GOOGLE
1-23-2020
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Good service

Steven Schwark
Steven Schwark
GOOGLE
1-21-2020
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Mary Hawkins
Mary Hawkins
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
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I didn't get a vehicle from there but when we went they had a large assortment of vehicles especially certified preowned with low mileage and warranties.

Erica King
Erica King
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
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Darryna S.
Darryna S.
GOOGLE
1-14-2020
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Chantelle Jackson
Chantelle Jackson
GOOGLE
1-14-2020
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Choklat Essence
Choklat Essence
GOOGLE
1-13-2020
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Roberto Williams
Roberto Williams
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fast and courteous service when I took my car in for MD safety inspection. Waiting area is nice with a tv and free wifi and free coffee. Snacks and other drinks available. Everyone was very nice and friendly

Keith Derrick
Keith Derrick
GOOGLE
1-7-2020
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Car was not cleaned or vacuumed no mud papers on floor. Expected much more, well.

King Emmanuel
King Emmanuel
GOOGLE
1-6-2020
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Good

Jaquetta Anderson
Jaquetta Anderson
GOOGLE
1-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I just purchased a 2017 Hyundai Tucson...This is the truck I drove over an hour away for...I am sooo happy to say that Chris C. and his team did just that for me. They kept me informed thru out the entire process. Great customer service! If your in the market for a new or used car..this dealership is well worth the drive! Thanks again Chris..I love my truck!!

Tim Harris
Tim Harris
GOOGLE
1-5-2020
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Not doing so good on this visit 🤨🤨

Anita Singleton
Anita Singleton
GOOGLE
12-30-2019
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