With this wild wet weather our driving conditions are massively impacted. You surely had to drive through deep puddles especially on left lanes puddling up. So how does water impact vehicles? Its not only dangerous, but it can also ruin your car.
Water, mud and debris can harm vehicle engines, components, electrical systems, bodywork and interiors – so it’s risky driving a flood impacted vehicle.
When water enters the engine bay of a vehicle, by driving through deep puddles, you should be aware that the water doesn’t just necessarily dry out. I can impact by clogging and compromising parts and systems.
Water can also impact the mechanical components of any vehicle such as combustion systems or lubrication in transmission as well as electrical systems including air bag computers.
One of the most critical components possibly impacted by rain or flood water are steering and braking. These components can be comprised if water gets into the fluids and contaminates them. So we recommend to check that they are in working order by simply starting the car and testing before hitting the busy Sydney traffic.
Steering and braking are the most fundamental requirements for driving so, after a flood event, please check that these are still in working order before simply starting the car and setting off.