Individuals who have comprehensive Florida car insurance don’t have to worry about the financial implications of flood damage incurred by their vehicle.
Melbourne, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2011
The team at Coverage Pro Insurance know how important it is for local residents to have flood insurance to protect their homes from water damage. However, many people are unsure of how to proceed when their car is affected by a flood. Individuals who have comprehensive Florida car insurance don’t have to worry about the financial implications of flood damage incurred by their vehicle, but there are some things that these people should do immediately after calling their insurance provider in order to minimize damage.
In light of the recent floods that inundated some parts of South Florida, the experts at Coverage Pro Insurance would like to offer the following tips on how to care for a flooded vehicle:
- First and foremost, call the Florida car insurance provider who covers the vehicle and report the damage.
- Do not try to start the car, as this will only exacerbate damage if the engine, transmission or fuel system have been exposed to water.
- Use the car’s dipstick to check fluid levels and check the air filter to see if it is wet. If not, the moisture may leave the vehicle through the air intake. However, an oil level that is too high may indicate that water has made its way into the engine.
- Check local weather reports to determine how warm it will be during the days after the flood. Warm weather may speed up mold growth, which means that drivers should try to remove the seats from their vehicle as soon as possible to allow them to dry out.
Luckily, individuals with Florida car insurance can spend the days after a flood ensuring their personal safety without worrying about the potential costs of replacing their car. The experts at Coverage Pro Insurance know that coping with flood damage is never easy, but that is why they specialize in helping local residents recover from unexpected disasters with as little hassle as possible.
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