Non-stop raining has worsened in Malaysia and the number of flood-damaged cars reported rapidly increasing due to flash-flood in the past few weeks.
How to avoid flood/water damage to your vehicle?
There are two possible situations where your car can be a victim of flood/water damage which is;
i) During a rainstorm, you are in the car.
ii) When your car at the parking lot and instance flood occur.
Try to avoid those standing waters on the lane. You may not know the exact depth of the water and it may cause your car crash in the middle of the road. There is a high possibility that the water can seep into the engine that leads to severe damage. Find for an alternative route to fix this problem.
Prevention during the flood – while your car is parked
1.Park your car on higher ground
2.Pull up the windows
3.Disconnect the batteries
Make sure you disconnect the battery carefully removing the negative (-) terminal, followed by the positive (+) terminal and dry it out. The battery still will be functional so you can use in future.
How to recover after the flood.
1.Never restart your car – Make sure your car dry thoroughly including the internal and mechanical parts.
2. Get the brakes dried up – Make sure the brake disc completely dried before using them again
3.Drying up the interior – Open all 4 doors including the bonnet and direct them under the sunlight. You may use portable fans and heater for a prompt result
4. Replacing all the fluids of the car – like engine oil, brake oil, transmission oil and etc as they might be mixed up with water. But before you start the engine, ensure to dry up the current fluid and replace it with a new one.
5. Service at Lee Motors.
Get our expert technician to have a more detailed inspection. We will be able to give a clear overview of the damage you are dealing with and will have practical guidance whether the car is possible to salvage.
Prevention is better than cure. Most of Malaysia east coast area is being affected by the flood. It is better for us to be well prepared before things get worsened. And we at Lee Motors hope that the affected people to keep strong, stay positive and stay safe.
Source : https://gomechanic.in/blog/