Treading Water

Spring is in the air...is your car in the water?

Overflowing waterways and torrential rains are once again threatening spring floods in several regions of the country. Before you try to drive through deep water, beware - It's not only dangerous, but it can cause costly, sometimes irreparable damage to your car. If the water is any deeper than the ground clearance of your car, don't try it. Worse yet, if your car does get submerged more than a few inches deep in a flood, you need to get it thoroughly inspected immediately. Unless it's addressed right away, flood or water damage is insidious and will greatly reduce the life of your car.

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