Here’s How to Deal With Flood Damage

Not all car problems are created equal, and perhaps the most frustrating car problem of all is dealing with the aftermath of a flood. Flooding can occur in any number of unexpected scenarios, from a heavy rain to a hurricane.

 

Here is a step-by-step of what to do if your vehicle should become flooded:

  1. Take stock of all potential damage. Look at how deep the floodwaters are in comparison to your car. Note what type of water it is: saltwater will be more damaging to your vehicle than freshwater.
  2. Do NOT start your car. If you ignite your engine after it’s been flooded, you will only cause more damage.
  3. Act fast. No matter what type of water you’re dealing with, corrosion can occur before you know it. Start drying out your vehicle immediately. If you need to move your car out of the flooded area, contact a towing company to have it moved. Note that before you tow, you may need to drain your oil and transmission fluid, depending on the severity of the flood.
  4. Lift the hood. Here is where you’ll find all the clues to determine how severe the flooding was. Check the dipstick for water droplets. Remove any cylinders with water contact and check for corrosion.
  5. Clean out the cabin of your vehicle. You will want to remove as much moisture as you can as quickly as possible. Use a wet vacuum to remove standing water and rags to absorb all water that has soaked into fabric seating or carpeting. If you can, remove the seats, cushions, and mats for extensive drying.
  6. Check the fuel. There may be water inside the fuel tank. You will likely need to flush out all old fuel and replace it with fresh gasoline.

Schedule an appointment with Trent Cadillac’s service department for comprehensive repairs, and your trusty ride will be back up-to-snuff in no time.

Maintaining Your Cadillac With Dealership Service

You chose a Cadillac because you are a discerning driver. You appreciate the finer things in life and understand the value of premium amenities and service. That is why maintaining your Cadillac and keeping it in prime condition is something you should reserve for the dealership.

Luxury brands like Cadillac require expert care to maintain their high levels of performance. They also come equipped with advanced technology that less experienced or less specialized technicians may not be able to deal with.

Here at Trent Cadillac, we have the highly-trained certified technicians your Cadillac needs. Our service bays are equipped with advanced diagnostic and repair equipment to get the job done quickly and accurately. This means you can trust us to get the job done right the first time.

And, giving you extra peace of mind, our technicians will only use GM Original Equipment parts when making a repair on your Cadillac. Many of these parts come with a Limited Lifetime Parts Warranty. This means if the part should fail, you will not have the pay for that part again.

If you want to keep your Cadillac in its pristine condition, schedule your routine or other services with the trusted service technicians here at Trent Cadillac.