Helpful Questions for a Flood Damaged Vehicle

Collision King understands how important your vehicle is to your everyday life, so to have it damaged by floodwaters can be devastating. If it is damaged due to flooding, please, don’t start the vehicle, as this may cause more damage to your car. We have compiled a few important and frequent questions that most people ask when their vehicle are damaged by floodwaters.

  1. Can a flood car be fixed? Ask anyone about car flood damage and most will say, it’s impossible. Most car insurance companies will avoid investing the money to have it repaired. However, if it is your only vehicle, repair may be your only option. Call us today, and we will have your car towed to our facility to help determine if it can be fixed and what that could cost.
  2. How do you start a flood damaged car? You don’t want to start the vehicle at all! Water may have made its way in to the fluid systems, and it can be costly if you try to start the vehicle. These fluid systems need to be drained of all fluid before starting the vehicle. The fuel system, oil system, and even the coolant system needs to be drained or otherwise water can wreak havoc even after the flood is gone. Please call us today to have your vehicle towed to our facility to be repaired and serviced.
  3. How long does it take to dry out a flood damaged vehicle? Depending on the amount of water that has effected your vehicle will help in determining what needs to be done. Some flood damaged cars can easily be drained out if water reached just above the rims of the vehicle. Whereas, if the vehicle has been partially or fully submerged, this can take days to fix. These fixes can include removing the spark plugs to force water out of the cylinders, draining the fluids to remove water from the oil which are just few things needed to completely dry out a flood damaged vehicle.
  4. Does my insurance cover flood damage? Most insurance companies cover the damage to your vehicle from floodwaters. This usually falls under comprehensive coverage which covers the damage to your vehicle from incidents other than collision. Comprehensive insurance covers damage to your car if it is stolen, damaged by flood, fire or animals.

If you need any assistance because your car or truck has been damaged by floodwaters, please, call our auto body and auto repair experts at (713) 686-5677. We will help with towing your vehicle, storing your vehicle and repairing your vehicle. Don’t worry about the insurance company because we will work with them to get you back on the road in no time.

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