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Most of the half-million or more vehicles damaged after Harvey and Irma will be headed to the scrapheap — but thousands more could wind up on the used car market, often in states far away, where buyers may not suspect they’d been damaged until it’s too late.

Vehicles that have been submerged, especially in salt water, can experience serious problems, though not always immediately. But there are ways to protect yourself if you’ll be in the market for a previously owned vehicle.

Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for Cox Automotive, has estimated up to 500,000 were damaged by Hurricane Harvey, most by flood waters. That would be nearly twice as many as were destroyed following Superstorm Sandy, and about 2.5 times more than the number of vehicles wrecked by Hurricane Katrina, according to Louisiana State Police.

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Image: A submerged pickup truck in Katy, Texas A submerged pickup truck remains in a neighborhood in the aftermath of Harvey, in Katy, Texas on Sept. 2, 2017. Charlie Riedel / AP file

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