Floods often occur in Malaysia and they are disastrous to both houses and cars. Many Malaysians are lost when they their cars stuck in the flood. In today’s article, we will share 6 things that you can do when you find your car stuck in the flood.
1. Check your car’s condition after the flood subsides and if the whole car submerged, check the engine and interior as well
2. Do not try to start your car engine because in many cases, owners that tried to start their car engines have to pay more due to the fact that when you try to start your car engine, the electric current will flow into the engine’s electronic system and if there is still water remaining, the whole electronic system will be short-circuit
3. Check the spark plugs of your car and make sure that no water went into the engine
4. Check the engine oil to make sure that the engine oil is not mixed with water
5. Allow 2 to 3 days to thoroughly dry your car and the electronic systems before you try to start the engine and do not attempt to use the gearbox
6. If there is water mixed in your gearbox oil, change the gearbox and keep the car running for 2 to 5 minutes and then check the gearbox oil. Repeat this step until the colour of the gearbox oil changes to light red. You will need to repeat this step for at least 7 to 8 times and it will used up 15 to 20 litres of gearbox oil.
That’s all folks. If you manage to do step 6 successfully, you will save thousands by not having to replace the car’s electronic systems.