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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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It was a very nice visit, at this dealership I wish I had gotten my vehicle from here,thank you for your service...mr D.watson

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Everyone is always so kind and they have alway taking good care of me an my car..i love the customer service dept. Pohanka at Richie station is the best.

Aderemi Olojede
Aderemi Olojede
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9-5-2019
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Best place ever. Robert at the service department made my day, he is professional. He made my vehicle services memorable and and I surely come back.

S G.
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8-29-2019
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My service was phenomenal! I came into Pohanka for a quick service on my Hyundai Elantra. There was something snagging on my tire. Not only did John help me right away, he and his team fixed the issue and washed my car! I was on my way in no time. The staff is very professional. I will definitely visit again. Thanks John!

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8-12-2019
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WoW! Great selection of cars

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Ashton M.
Ashton M.
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8-2-2019
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All I can say is THANK YOU!!!!! Michael Webb, Shana Paden, and Joann Nolta are the absolute best!!! I walked in needing a car and walked out with a new 2019 Sonata!! The process was amazing and you cannot beat the warranty. I am now telling all of my friends and family if you are thinking about getting a new car only go to Pohanka Hyundai and visit the dream team!!!

Behzad Parsa
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8-1-2019
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I would like to say that this is by far the BEST car buying experience i have ever dealt with. Super friendly staffs and professional . Sean your team are rock. Thank you

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7-31-2019
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Glenda L.
Glenda L.
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7-18-2019
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Customer Service is a lost practice, but not at Pohanka Hyundai in Capitol Heights, MD. I had the most refreshing customer experience at Pohanka Hyundai. It began with a timely follow-up from my web inquiry which I made to two Hyundai dealerships, however, Pohanka was the first to respond. Shana, was the sales consultant who valued my time in following up with a call to uncovered the nature of my inquiry; she "offered" me an appointment and made sure I was greeted when I came through the door. Shana was professional and accommodating through my entire experience. Next, was the sales manager Michael, who was delightful in professionally crunching the numbers based on the discovery of my buying needs and closed the deal. Last, was the awesome Finance Director Joan, who was kind and proficient in rounding out a customer service experience that exceeded my expectations. I have over 20 years of sales and service experience and I value Pohanka serving the community that I work and live in. Thank you. -Glenda L.

Alice Austin
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7-11-2019
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Sean is a great service writer. He is always explain things so you can understand!

Andrew McNutt
Andrew McNutt
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7-7-2019
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had a great experience buying my used car working with Ian Johnston and Marcus. Both were very professional and helpful with the process!

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7-6-2019
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Richard Turner
Richard Turner
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7-4-2019
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NICE PLACE, DID NOT BY MY CAR YET. WAIT FOR THE PALISADE.

Tanya H.
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7-2-2019
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Where do I start..... The best customer service I have ever had. Dylan was very attentive, knew his products and answered ALL of my questions. Mike (manager) is very professional and can work a deal! The entire financial staff get a big thumbs up for staying late and handling all the paperwork. Thank you all for welcoming me to the Pohanka family and I am very impressed. I highly recommend this dealership. They are not #1 in the region for no reason. They know how to treat you and most important for me.... not too pushy. They have a job to do but they have integrity while doing it. Stop by, check them out. You will not regret it.

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