Kerala Floods: Here's what to do if your car is submerged in water
Updated : August 21, 2018 01:31 PM IST
Mud and debris usually leave a waterline on the car inside as well as out. If the water didn’t rise above the bottom of the doors, your car will probably be fine.
Call your insurance company. Flood damage is generally covered by comprehensive (fire and theft) insurance, so even if you don’t have collision coverage, you may be covered for repairs or replacement.
If you see droplets of water in the dipstick or the level of the oil is high, or if the air filter has water in it, do not attempt to start the engine. Have it towed to a mechanic to have the water cleared and the fluids changed.