FLOOD DAMAGE TO YOUR CAR?
Your repair options depend on the amount of the flooding, the type of water, and the depth and how long it was flooded. Here are a few tips from the experts at C&G Auto to consider:
Please note that “power control modules,” basically the mini computers, unsurprisingly, do not tolerate moisture well and can create strange symptoms. Your wipers, turn signals, lights, power door locks, and many electrical components that work behind the scenes could easily become disrupted with even the slightest amount of water. Today’s vehicles have more computing power than the system that guided Apollo astronauts to the moon…and it is important to keep them dry.
While it’s possible to take care of water damage yourself, we’d suggest bringing it in and having professionals take a look. When water is involved, it can cause some serious damage, and could potentially but you at risk if your brake pads lock up or a number of other things go wrong while driving.