Better Business Bureau offers tips for owners of water-logged cars after severe storm

They say residents should call their insurance company

They say residents should call their insurance company as quickly as possible. They say motorists should make sure they know what their deductible is before the work begins, and to ask about warranties on repairs. (Credit: News 12)

WOODBURY - The Better Business Bureau is offering tips to Long Island residents who may have had their cars damaged during the record-breaking rainfall.

They say residents should call their insurance company as quickly as possible. They say motorists should make sure they know what their deductible is before the work begins, and to ask about warranties on repairs.  

Hassell Auto Body in West Babylon was full of water-logged vehicles that may never see the road again. Owner Doug Hassel says a number of factors play into whether a car can be salvaged, including the model of car and how high the water reached.

“It also depends on if it was freshwater or saltwater,” Hassell told News 12.

Insurance companies say car owners should also take pictures of their damage.

 

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