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Flood Car Damage

Andy Mohr Collision Center Blog

Posted: October 14, 2019

It can be unavoidable at times, but floods can occur very quickly when there’s heavy rain. Perhaps your car was just sitting in a parking lot, or you were stuck in the rain when a flash flood rolled in. No matter the reason for the damage, you’ll want to get your car in peak condition following a flood. Unsure of where to start? Luckily, we’re here with some answers.
At Andy Mohr Collision Center, our team likes to provide Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington, IN, drivers with the care they need following flood damage. To learn more about how we can fix up water damage in your vehicle, keep reading. If you have any questions along the way, just give us a call and we’ll gladly assist you in any way we can.

What Gets Damaged During a Flood?

Which parts of your vehicle are damaged in a flood can depend on how high the water is, how severe the weather conditions are, and how long the car has been exposed to the elements. Whether your car was stuck in a flash flood or trapped in a water-filled garage, there are some notable parts that may need repairs, no matter what type of factors your car has encountered.

Brake Rotors

Low-lying flood waters can rather easily warp your brake rotors, so it may be a good idea to have them inspected shortly after a storm. If left unattended, warped brake rotors can affect your ability to come to a stop. Rotors are crucial to your braking system and can cause shaky or uneven stops, so it’s important you correct any damage immediately.

If your vehicle was sitting in tall water, its engine may have been damaged. This will likely be characterized by your engine stalling as water gets sucked into the cylinders through the air intakes. This can lead to poor engine performance and various driving issues down the road, so it’s vital to set up an inspection immediately following a flood.

Finally, in really high flood waters, the water may actually enter the cabin of the vehicle and cause interior damage. In this case, we may need to replace the seats and upholstery to remove any mold and grime left behind by the water. If this situation has occurred, you will want an estimate of the damage performed since it can be extensive.

If your car is drivable after a flood, make sure to take note of any differences in performance and drive feel. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, it’s a good idea to have your vehicle inspected right away to ensure no flood damage has occurred.

Why Come to Us?

If you’re looking to have your vehicle cared for after a flood, you can count on our technicians to help you. We have all the necessary equipment to have your vehicle up and running again after any serious flood damage. Additionally, our technicians boast years of experience working with a wide range of vehicle repairs—including flood damage—so you can trust your car will be in good hands.

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We’ll take the time to inspect every component in your car to ensure no water damage has occurred. Any repairs we find will be done in a timely manner to help you get back on the road quickly.

If you need an estimate, we can also perform one for you. We offer fair estimates and will make sure you fully understand why repairs are needed before starting them.

Our team will also help keep your vehicle maintained using authentic manufacturer parts. By making sure you’re using manufacturer components, you can provide your vehicle with a long and healthy life.

OEM Parts

The Benefit of Genuine Parts

We want to make sure your vehicle is well taken care of following a flood, so any part replacements will be done with OEM components.

Standing for original equipment manufacturer, these parts are built by the same brand that crafted your car, and are made to match your specific model and model year. This helps to eliminate hunting around for the right parts and provides greater peace of mind when it comes to repairs.

A properly fitting part also ensures better performance on the open road. If a component is loose or not fitting well, then it can disrupt acceleration or aerodynamics. By using OEM parts, you guarantee a smooth ride like you had before the flood damage. Better performance will not only provide you with an enjoyable commute, but can also help boost your efficiency.

There are many other perks to using OEM parts on your vehicle, so give us a call if you have any questions or are interested in learning more.

Schedule Car Flood Damage Repair at Our Collision Center Today!

Nobody wants their car to be damaged in a flood, but if it happens, you want to make sure your car is well taken care of. We can make sure your vehicle is back in working order at Andy Mohr Collision Center. We work hard to provide Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington, Indiana, drivers with high-quality service.

Our estimates are fair and easy, so reach out to us today if you’d like to schedule a time for us to look at any flood damage on your ride.

We promise to be by your side every step of the way through the car-repair process, so you can feel confident your questions will be answered. If you have any concerns, just give us a call today.

We look forward to assisting you!

Andy Mohr Collision Centers