Depending on the severity of water damage, it can affect different aspects of the car’s drivability, safety, worth and remaining life length. More often than not, flood and water damaged vehicle are not repairable and, when possible, can cause many lingering problems. Read ahead to find out if your flood-damaged car is worth salvaging.
Short Term Effects – Damaged Vehicle
As any car owner would come to learn, the calm after the storm leaves an inundated amount of clean up and a soaked vehicle that you’re unsure where to start with. It is important to ensure you turn on your vehicle once you thoroughly check the car parts, especially the electrical and mechanical components. This will allow you to understand the severity of water damage to your car and the safety precautions needed for any chance of repair.
Water can instantly ruin electronics, car lubricants, and mechanical systems and corrode other parts of the car over time. As your carpets and interior furnishing begin to dry, a strong unpleasant stench will develop as it continues to dry. The likelihood of repairing your vehicle fully is low as each component’s costs accumulate, resulting in never-ending expenses that cost more than the vehicle’s worth.
Repairing a flood or water-damaged vehicle can cost more than it’s worth. The water penetrates through every crevice in the car that could cause strange noises and smells from the engine, transmission, chassis and other electrical components. Each of these costs a hefty price to get fixed, repaired or replaced.
Just as you think you have one fixed, another will show signs of damage, and costs keep increasing. Sometimes, water damage may be hard to detect initially and easy to ignore, but there is always damage, and the long-term effects of water damage will haunt you for the remaining life of the car.
Sometimes it may take weeks, months or even years, but corrosion will find its way to the car’s vital electronics and deteriorate the vehicle’s condition and worth. When a car goes through extreme conditions such as flooding and water damage, it becomes faulty and unwanted by car buyers.
Your best option to maximize the price you get for your vehicle is to sell your car to a cash for car service like ours at National Car Parts. The more you hold the vehicle, the more value it will lose; in the end, you will get nothing out of it.
So if you have a water-damaged or flooded car that you have repaired or isn’t worth the cost of repairs, there is no better solution than us. We at National Car Parts provide a car wreckers Auckland and car removal service providing top cash for cars, in whatever condition it is in.
We buy any vehicle, any condition. Paying up to $15,000 cash! All you need to do is call 0800 88 44 55 or get in contact to get a quote and confirm the time and place. Then you can collect your cash in hand while we collect your vehicle!