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04/05/2020
During spring, you may be expecting tons of rain and flooded streets. This can lead to driving through high water, which is no good for your car. To properly care for it afterward, use these tips.



Car Care Tips After Driving Through Flooded Streets

During the spring, rain is expected. While a little rain may not be too big of an issue, heavy rains can be just the opposite. Not only will the roads become much more dangerous, but flooded roads can also mean issues for your car. If you end up driving through high water, use these tips to check on your car.

First Off, Don't Drive Through Flooded Streets

Driving in the rain may seem inevitable during the spring, but do your best to avoid it. If it's stormy out, reconsider going out. Not only will the rain make the roads more dangerous, but it can also put your car in danger. Flooded streets can cause your car to get water damage, which isn't always easy to fix. Instead of risking your safety and your car's wellbeing, reschedule your outing and wait out the bad weather. If you get caught in a storm and have to drive through a flooded area, do this carefully and stick to the lane that has the least water. Once you're home, turn off your car and let it dry out before doing anything else with it. It's also important that you check on the following areas of your car.

Check on Your Car's Brakes

After driving through a flooded street, chances are your brakes will be wet. This isn't ideal because wet brakes will have a harder time getting your car to stop in a timely manner. Take it slow that you don't call your brakes into action when they're having a harder time performing. It can also help to pump your brakes a bit in a safe space because this will help them dry out a bit. After you're home, it's a good idea to get your brakes checked out by a professional since dirt and other debris can get trapped in your brakes system, negatively affecting their performance. This isn't something you want to take a chance on.

Take a Look at the Air Filter

Something else you'll want to check on is your car's air filter. A lot of newer model cars have their intake quite low, which means it's easier for water to get in there and in the engine. An easy way to check on this is by taking a look at your air filter. Find your air filter and remove it. Once you have it out, check out if it's wet. If your air filter is wet, it's very likely that water has gotten into your engine. This can be a tricky fix, so leave it to a professional. Keep your car's engine working efficiently y giving it a synthetic oil change in Williston. Click here to buy AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil, which can help your engine stay cleaner and run better. You can find even more great products like this by contacting the friendly oil experts at Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc at (701) 572- 3780. They will be happy to help you find the right oil for your motorcycle.

Inspect Undercarriage

It makes sense that your car's undercarriage will get wet if you drive down a flooded street, so make sure that you check on it once you're home. If you drove through water that was dirty or muddy, this can leave residue on the undercarriage and on other parts of your car. If you notice mud in this area, get it cleaned by a professional. Since mud can lead to rust and corrosion, you definitely want to get rid of it before it leads to damage.

Look at Your Fluids

Finally, make sure you take the time to check on your car's fluids. It's likely that your fluid reservoirs are sealed well and won't let water in, but you want to be sure this is true. If water gets into your fluids, they will be contaminated and won't be able to do their job. In some cases, the water can even lead to some serious issues. Check on your fuel, engine oil, brake fluid, coolant, and transmission fluid if possible.

Give Your Car a Synthetic Oil Change in Williston, ND

Keep your car in top shape with the help of a synthetic oil change in Williston, ND. The oil pros at Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. can help you find the products you need for your next oil change. To learn all about their products or to place an order, give them a call at (701) 572- 3780.
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