You know a used car has been in a flood if…

Be wary of buying a used car or truck from private sellers in Florida and other southern states in the following months. Tropical Storm Debby wasn’t too kind to the Sunshine State, dropping nearly two feet of rain and causing extensive flooding. This means there are thousands of cars with flood damage driving around. Check out the photo gallery here if you have no idea what Tropical Storm Debby is or what happened in Florida the past few days.

A vehicle history report like CarFax, which is available from most dealerships using Mojo Motors will clear up any questions about flood damage right up front.  AutoCheck will also give you the skinny if the used car of your dreams took swimming lessons. While most dealerships provide a CarFax report for free, expect a charge when looking up the VIN from a private seller.

If you’re looking to buy a used car in states like Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia or Mississippi, you’ll know a car has been in a flood if:

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Best and worst foods to eat while driving

There’s a war on distracted driving. Check that, there’s been a suggested war on distracted driving by Secretary of Transportation Roy LaHood. It’s because of infotainment systems in cars, cell phones, books, eating and any other distractions that could lead to accidents.

Some places, like Oak Park, IL would rather have their drivers go hungry than be allowed eat while driving. Is this going too far? It depends. Some drivers can put down a bowl of chili while driving 75MPH on the expressway. Some drivers can’t even adjust the volume on their radio going 25MPH.

All this talk of distracted driving and Oak Park’s ruling on distracted driving prompted us to really find out what are the best foods to eat while driving. We tapped our fans on Facebook for suggestions and some made more sense than others (clearly). Keep reading to see the top picks:

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Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

The Dingman Collection Auction is happening this weekend in Hampton, New Hampshire. If you’ve got a couple hundred thousand to spare, buy yourself something nice like a 1939 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon.

Party like a sheik in this armored limo

Without helium to fill their balloons, how in the world will dealerships sell cars?

Electric Honda Fit to achieve 132/105/118 city/highway/combined MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent)

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants automakers to take initiative on distracted driving

More people have watched Ken Block drive a car than the 2012 Super Bowl

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