Monsoon Ready? Tips to avoid a large financial disaster to your vehicle

Monsoon Ready? Tips to avoid a large financial disaster to your vehicle

As little as 6 inches of water can damage your car and lead to stalling. A foot of water may even cause your vehicle to float. If you think the water is more than 6 inches deep, DO NOT try to drive through it. Turn around and find another route.

Monsoon safety tips to avoid a financial disaster to your vehicle:

  • Secure plastic covers or splash guards to prevent damage to the alternator, starter and other sensitive electronics.
  • In the engine bay area are the electrical components that are vital to keeping your engine running and any moisture will cause significant damage.
  • Pay attention to barricades and don't ignore them by driving past them.
  • NEVER drive through washes filled with water!
  • Drive slowly and steadily through water-filled streets.
  • If you notice that the engine starts to run rough, is sluggish, hear a knocking noise, or you lose power, IMMEDIATELY pull over safely, stop the engine and call for towing.
  • If your engine stops and you can't restart your vehicle and you become trapped in water, immediately abandon it for higher ground.
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