What to do after a car floods?

A flooded car can be a real nightmare for any car owner. Let’s understand how to minimize the damage and get your car back in working order.

There is a list of necessary measures:

The first step is to contact specialists for a full diagnosis and damage assessment. Do not attempt to start the engine or drive the flooded car, this can cause even more damage to the engine and other systems. It is best to call a tow truck to transport the car to a specialized car service.

After that, specialists will carry out a detailed diagnosis and determine what work needs to be done. It may be necessary to change oil, filters, flush the engine and other systems. If the engine is seriously damaged, it may need to be overhauled or replaced. 

Professionals will also check that the electrics are in good working order, as water can short-circuit and damage all electrical components, including wiring, fuses, relays, and the battery. It is crucial to make sure that brake components are intact, such as brake disks, pads, and hydraulic blocks. Water in the engine can contaminate the cooling system, so you will have all components flushed and the oil changed.

It is also necessary to pay attention to the interior of the car. Moisture can penetrate into carpets, seats, upholstery and other interior elements. In this case, it is necessary to carry out a thorough drying and cleaning of the interior to avoid the appearance of unpleasant odor and mold.

In addition to repairing the car, pay attention to the documents. Be sure to inform the insurance company about the incident and make a corresponding application. Depending on the terms of insurance, you may be partially or fully reimbursed for the damage.

Try to take all necessary precautions and seek professional help in time! High-class professionals at DEIZ will provide the entire range of services after your car has been flooded.