Is a flooded car ruined?

A flooded car is usually caused by heavy rain or snowfall. Also your car can be damaged due to faulty sunroof or A/C. In either case, you should contact a local auto repair shop and your car detailing shop to get your vehicle fixed.


Flooding is a major cause of damage to vehicles. It can destroy parts and even ruin the entire interior. When you have a flooded car,  you have to act fast. The quick that you remove that water from your car is the best, because if you wait your car is going to get mold and mildew and the problem will be worst, did you know that mold and mildew are known to be harmful?, so it is better to avoid them inside of your car.

Look at the Engine

Check the engine compartment for leaks. Make sure that there aren’t any signs of water damage. If you see any, call a professional immediately.


For recent flooded cars, the first step is to check the amount of water inside your car. If you have around 4 inches deep of water, do not turn on the engine, this could cause total damage to the motor of your vehicle because when you turn on the vehicle it sucks the air, and in this case, you will get water in the mechanical part as well. For this reason, we recommend you call your mechanic. If the mechanic can’t go to your place the best thing to do will be to call a towing service to help you.

Water damage, but not flooded car?

If your car got water but is not a flooded car, probably you have tried to remove the water, but even though you worked hard and it looks dry you find more water, after a few hours. What could be happening is that the water is under the carpets and seats, and in that case, we recommend you bring your car to our car detailing shop because at that point the seats and carpets need to be removed your car is also going to need a full interior detail to make sure that is completely dry and clean.

Flooded Vehicles in Orlando Florida.
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Check the Car's Air Conditioning System

Check your car filters regularly. You should also make sure that the vents are clear of debris. This will help ensure that the air inside your car stays cool.

Check the Battery

You should check the battery before calling an auto repair shop. It’s possible that the battery has been drained because of a leaky radiator hose. This will cause the battery to lose its charge.

Check the Brakes

If the brakes aren’t working properly, then you need to call an auto repair shop immediately. A leaking brake line could lead to a loss of braking power.


We have been helping many customers with water spills, flooded cars, mold, and mildew through the years, recently after hurricane Ian we received a lot of people with their cars filled with water and successfully removed all the water preventing future damage to their cars. Call us today to make your appointment we will be happy to help you.

Call a Mechanic If Anything Stops Working

If you notice any electronics working unproperly. For example, any engine lights, any power window, or power seats that stops working. A mechanic will be able to find out what the issue is and what sensors.

Take the Car to a Detailing Shop

Since the water probably got below the carpets, it needs to be completely dry. A detailer will need to remove all the interior and wash and dry the carpet. They also should do an inspection of the metal components to check for any mildew. 

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