Friday, June 05, 2020
By CarKhabri Team
Points To Check In Your Car After Cyclone
With the speed of wind ranging between 90 and 100 kmph and torrential rains due to the recent arrival of Nisarga cyclone brought the financial city of Mumbai to a standstill. The matter of concern is that Nisarga arrived just a few days after the cyclone Amphan had badly affected the eastern coast and left the marks of heavy damage on its way. If you reside in the area that prone to cyclone then it will be best to check the condition of your car after the cyclone is gone. Below are some points which you should check before using your vehicle for going out.
Electronic components: Do not start the car immediately after the water level has gone down as this can damage the electric components like ignition, headlights, central lock, power windows, and others. Switching the ignition on with wet components may be responsible for short circuit in the engine.
Checking the damage to exteriors: If you haved parked the car in a covered place than the chances of any damage due to the cyclone are almost none, until unless the water doesn’t move in your property. But, in case if you have parked in open space below a tree or electric pole or any other place, then there are chances that they might fall on your vehicle and result in huge damage. Try to assess the damage and clean the debris that had stuck on the exterior portion of your vehicle.
Inform the insurance company: If your vehicle has been badly damaged it is better to call the insurance company to assess the cost of damage so that you do not have to face any type of issue at the time of making claim. If possible try to capture the images of the damaged portion for future reference.
Let the interiors dry: If the level water has been at enough height above the ground level, the chances are that water has submerged the interior also. To dry the interior open all the gates including tailgate and windows, and let the car dry from inside. Bring out the floor mats and use a hairdryer or a blower to protect the emergence of mould inside the cabin.
Check the level of oil: If the car was submerged to half of its height the chances are that water has moved inside the engine too. Check for any signs of moisture in the oil with the help of dipstick. To avoid any mechanical issue get your vehicle towed for a proper intensive check-up from your technician.
Take your car for service: To avoid any type of damage whether it is small or big, towing your car to the service station is the smart way to minimize the chances of any major damage and also your expenses on its rectification.