The risks of flood-damaged vehicles, useful car terms to know and more

There’s plenty to consider when buying a car.

And you’ve come to a great place to get valuable information.

But you also can find a wealth of articles on the Santander Consumer USA-related RoadLoans blog to help steer you through the process.

Below are some of the most recent articles and links if you’d like to read more.

Flooded cars: What you should know

The devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are far reaching and, as the damage is assessed, it’s been estimated that up to a million vehicles may have been flooded.

Not all flooded cars will be dealt with properly, though. Unfortunately, it’s likely that many will be cleaned up and sold without the damage being disclosed.

So if you’re in the market for a used car, there are some things you should know to avoid making a potentially costly mistake.

Read six useful tips.

Should you buy a certified used vehicle?

No car buyer wants to pay good money for a vehicle only to be encumbered with reliability problems.

So how to do you make a good buy?

If you’re purchasing a used car, you’ll probably encounter the option of choosing a certified preowned (CPO) vehicle.

Discover the pros and cons of CPOs and what experts recommend when making a buying decision.

Useful car terms

Talking about cars can get complicated at times, especially if you’re not familiar with the terminology.

We’ve explained some automotive terms you may come across in different situations, from trading in a vehicle to getting a service.

Click through to read on.

Used-car satisfaction results

Buying a car is a process of questions and answers. Even more so if you’re buying a used vehicle.

For example, there’s the matter of when you might want to change your current car, and, when the time is right, what model you should buy and how old it should be.

Consumer Reports aims to help you with the answers to such questions.

Check out the findings of its latest auto satisfaction survey, and the models owners would buy again.

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