what to do if car is flooded

Thursday, September 22, 2011

assalamu'alaikum w.b.t. and a very great day to all

well hello there now , as you can see , i was thinking of sharing with all of you on what to expect when the unexpected occur in your life . well , all i can say is that not everyone is aware of anything such as this . and i know , how some would discriminate for not knowing this little bit of knowledge .

well , i shall say that this is focused on those who have or will have or intended to have a car . however , this is based on experience and let's just say not a pleasant one .

now , do you get what i am trying to tell you ?? well , that's what happened to me very recently , whereby it just so happen to be yesterday . where and when , let's just keep that only to my record .

so to those lovely people out there , let it be ladies or gents , keep this in mind , so whenever such thing as this ever happen to you , you shall not panic .

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
  1. wait for the water to subside, that if it is due to flash flood . or i suppose any form of risen water due to heavy rain.
  2. do not , i mean DO NOT ever try to start your engine . especially if you know that the engine was covered with water . there are things to do with piston and engine and stuff .
  3. try to remove as many water possible from the interior compartment (if you wish for your car to dry off faster) .
  4. leave your car where ever safe in order to allow any water inside the engine to drain off , so please don't even try to start your car just yet . it is possible to try to do so after minimum of 3 hours (make it a day to be safe) so that no short circuit shall occur .
  5. once you manage to get your car started , the next first thing to do is get your car engine checked at the nearest workshop (just to be sure everything is fine)
  6. and i shall suggest you have your interior cleaned up cause it will leave stain as well as odour if you let it dry out on its own .
well , that's it then . just a simple tips to all . if that is what i shall call it . to know the science behind it all , you are most welcome to do so .

"there's always a risk in buying a car , so be aware of what to come" - zaidar, 2011


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blog-tips-kurus said...

very nice tips, dear.

*bilalah nak berkereta ni..? huhu!

Judiene said...

Yeah.
I should keep this in mind.
Thanks for sharing the tips.

:)

.:|kamaryeah|:. said...

@blog-tips-kurus
thanks dear~
sharing is indeed caring kan~

p/s: insyaAllah soon~

.:|kamaryeah|:. said...

@Judiene
tips for everyone~
well sometime we tend to forget the minor details~
especially when we're freaking out kan~

Aida Omar said...

nice sharing mar..:)

.:|kamaryeah|:. said...

@Aida Omar
thanks darling~
i take that as a compliment??
wee~

thomas said...

Flood waters can do a lot of damage to the electronics and sensors of a modern car and do check the gear box and rear axle if RWD for traces of water in oil.

.:|kamaryeah|:. said...

@thomas
so true~
that's why its best for me to suggest to let the engine to dry off...
and not to forget bring it for proper service the day or the next..

 

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