How to Take Care of a Flooded Car as a Result of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy caused massive damage over almost the entirety of the East coast, and we couldn’t be more aware of it here in the Lehigh Valley.  Our hearts and prayers go out to those who have lost so many irreplaceable items and to those less fortunate than us.  Here’s what to do if your car, truck or SUV has water damage.

Call Your Insurance Company – You usually need to have comprehensive coverage for flooding or water damage to be covered.  Be sure to call your insurer to check if you’re unsure.

Leave the Engine Be – Until your car has been inspected by an expert, you need to go as long as possible without starting your car.  You could actually cause even more problems if water is in certain parts of your engine.

Leave a Wet Interior to the Professionals – Fixing the issue of a wet interior isn’t as easy as simply letting it dry.  Carpeting and upholstery can press moisture pressed against metal parts which can cause rust and can grow mold.  Cars and homes have been further destroyed in the past from people trying to dry their cars themselves using heaters or hair dryers, so we highly recommend against the DIY method.

If you have any further questions, please call our service department at (484) 223-0570.  Good luck to everyone and stay safe.

Written by 

Terry Balliet is a Business Development Specialist at Rothrock Motor Sales.

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