How to Repair Water Damage to Vehicle

Repair Water Damage

Water damage is not as strange as it sounds to car owners. There are several things including flood, snow and rain that cause this. When drivers forget to close the hood, water enters into engine compartment and cause severe damage to its wiring and other closely located parts like braking system, interior and fuel system.  If the damage is minor you can simply fix it but in some cases water goes down too deep that replacement is the only option. Aftermarket replacements of car parts are available in online auto parts superstore.

Or if you want to repair them on your own, this article will help you in knowing from where to start, what to touch and how to fix it. Refer to the tips below to get your car working again.

  • Engine and Transmission Fluids

All fluids of car are vulnerable to water damage. They include, transmission fluid, cooling system liquids and brake fluids. Engine is the main powerhouse of car and it is the most crucial auto part. Transmission also has an important role. If water has gone deep into crankcase or transmission and you have turned on the engine, the results will be disastrous.

If, by any means, you find out that engine and transmission have got water in them, examine the situation clearly. Look for the signs by inspecting dip sticks of transmission and engine. There will be different kinds of fluids on dip sticks. It can be diluted, beige in color or milky. All this are the indications of water infiltration and you should avoid driving car in this situation. Its best solution is to tow the car in a place where transmission and oil pan can be drained easily.  If you can’t do it on your own, take it to some professional auto mechanic so that he can make better assessment of damage and give you an idea regarding its repairing cost.

  • Brake Systems

If by accident you car gets submerged in water, the chances of damage to braking system are very high. Water causes serious damage to this system and makes braking difficult.

If it is possible, take off the wheels and allow all components of braking system to dry. These components include brake shoes, brake drum and brake pads. When they are dried, inspect damage caused by water and then drain the brake fluid

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