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Tips for Dealing with A Flooded Vehicle

Was your vehicle flooded this year due to a recent hurricane or heavy rains in your state? If so, you’re not alone! Many people have to deal with flooded vehicles right now but the good news is that you can get your car, truck, van or RV back on the road again if you follow these tips.

Step 1 – Contact Your Insurance Company

After your vehicle has been flooded, the first thing you should do is contact your car insurance company. This step is necessary because they may want to have you declare the vehicle as totaled, rather than invest the time and money to repair and get that vehicle back on the road.

Step 2 – Air Out the Vehicle

If you decide to keep the vehicle, the first thing you must do is air it out by opening the doors and hood to let as much air into the car, truck, or van as possible. It’s also a good idea to point as many fans at your vehicle that you possibly can and remove floor mats, including personal items that were in the vehicle so you can dry it out.

Step 3 – Do A Complete Tune Up

Let’s say that you own an older vehicle and are able to tune it up yourself. In this case, you should change all fluids in the vehicle including the oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid. You should also change the spark plugs and air filter as well.

Step 4 – Let the Vehicle Dry Out for As Long A Possible

Depending on where your vehicle is located, you should let it dry out for as long as possible. This means that you shouldn’t move the car, truck, or van from its current location. After the tune-up, you should use all of your resources (including a hairdryer) to dry out your vehicle before attempting to start it.

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