How Can I Prevent My Vehicle from Getting Flood Damage?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, General Information on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at 8:44 pm
cars and a bicyclist driving downpour in city

How to Protect Your Vehicle During the Flood Season

Summer-time. The temperature increases, the bees are flourishing, and everyone is going on trips to the beach. However, with all the good that comes with summer arriving, there are some bad things. Living in Florida, you probably know that we often get hurricanes and tropical storms that lead to flooding. Flooding can cause damage to your vehicle if you aren’t careful. In this post, we are going to teach you how to protect your vehicle during flood season. Read on to start learning.

Simple Tips to Follow to Keep Your Vehicle Damage Free

driving through flooded street
  1. Park on high ground. Either find a spot at the top of a hill or park on the higher levels of a parking garage. Water will pool in areas that are low-lying first before rising so this will protect your vehicle when you have to leave it somewhere.
  2. Seal up gaps. Make sure all of your doors, windows and sunroofs are tightly closed. If you have any holes in your vehicle’s body, be sure to get them fixed before the storm arrives.
  3. Shut off your vehicle. If you get caught in the storm and are suddenly surrounded by water, turn off your vehicle. Leave it where it is and get to safety. Driving through an area of standing water can be dangerous. If you have to leave you vehicle, disconnect the battery.
  4. Avoid puddles/areas of water. If you see area of water/puddles during the storm and after, it is best to avoid them. Even if they look shallow, they could be deep and reach the undercarriage of your vehicle. This could lead to water being sucked into the engine. If you can’t avoid driving through a puddle, keep a slow and steady pace to avoid splashing or forming waves.

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Schedule Service Appointment at Airport Kia of Naples

If your vehicle does receive any damage during flooding, schedule a service appointment at Airport Kia of Naples. Our service team will get your vehicle back into shape whether you need a battery replacement or just need to order new parts.

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