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How To Avoid Being Stuck With A Flood Damaged Sports Cars

Nov 30, 2007
Since seeing what has happened in the past along the Gulf Coast you may be thinking how can I protect my car from water damage?

A sports car that has either been flooded or has had water damage will decrease it value by a great deal it will also shorten the interiors lifespan by a huge favor.

Even though you may have repaired or got new interior you may not have got all the saltwater and salt off the steel or metal underneath all the upholstery. That will in turn cause rust and put holes under the upholstery of the car which will make it decrease in value by significant measures.

The more important side of flooding is what can happen to the motor if it too is submerged by water. If water has gotten to your motor of your high dollar sports car it is only a matter of time before it seizes up and stops working since the salt in the water will rust the insides of the motor such as the valves, cylinders, head, block, cams it will ruin everything. It can also happen very fast too if you are not careful.

If your car or just sports cars in general has electrical engineering done to it then you may want to avoid flooding or learn how to fix it if that does happen because if that gets wet then you will have short outs, your cars ECU may shut down the car if it gets too wet or flooded there is just a number of problems that can occur due to flooding.

So if you are buying or are going to buy a sports car you will need to know what to look for in signs of flooding.

The first thing you should do is have it Carfax certified so that you will know exactly what is wrong with it and such.

Next beware of a lot of new car smell often the person trying to sell the car will have put a lot of odor eaters to cover the smell of the mold or mildew that is why you must check everything before you buy the car.

You should also look for water damage, take the car to your mechanic and just ask him to look at the motor and see if its has and flooding or water damage if it has then you should not buy it or try to sell it ASAP but if not then it should be ok.

The devastation that water and flooding can do to your car is the worst. It is worse then totaling it I think because you are the only cause you could have prevented it if you would have known what to do or just got smart about it. You will need to keep your sports car in the garage or at least out of harms way. It is a good idea to keep it covered or in the garage.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his 18 year old son in Jensen Beach, Florida. Find more about cars as well as car care products at http://www.5starshine.com
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