Protecting Car In Flood: As soon as the monsoon arrives in the country, many areas in different states get affected by floods. During floods, not only houses suffer damage, but parked vehicles on the roads also endure significant losses.
Cars immersed in floodwaters for hours end up getting severely damaged. Selling them as scrap becomes the last resort. However, with a little bit of wisdom, you can save your valuable car from such a fate.
Avoid trying to start the car: If your car gets submerged in water up to the silencer, you should refrain from attempting to start it. In such cases, there is a higher chance of water reaching the engine. Starting the car when water has entered the engine can cause irreparable damage. In this situation, you should remove the dipstick and check for any signs of water reaching the engine. If you see water droplets on the dipstick, it means that water has entered the engine.
Disconnect the battery: As soon as the car is submerged in water, disconnect the battery to prevent damage to the car’s electronic components and wiring due to water exposure. This will also reduce the risk of the car’s wiring getting short-circuited.
Remove dirty water from the car: Once the water level recedes, the first thing you should do is move the car to a dry area. After that, get rid of any accumulated water and mud inside the car. It is better to leave the car in the sun for a few days to ensure it dries thoroughly from the inside.
Change engine oil and coolant: Floodwater mixes with the engine oil and coolant, rendering both useless. Before attempting to start the car, replace the engine oil and coolant entirely.