Every time we see flooding in South Florida, the cars VW and Audi start floating in. The sooner the water is removed from the interior and / or the engine, the lower overall repair costs will be. Call Richie or Tania now at 954-921-1515
There is a lot of localized flooding in Broward and Dade counties.
The most important thing to remember is, if you must drive through water, drive through extremely slow. Most Volkswagen’s can stand about 6 to 8 inches of water at slow speeds without having problems.
Issues arrive when you encounter those 1 foot puddles and water is sucked into the engines intake system. Because water will not compress inside the engines combustion chamber, serious internal engine damage could occur.
We had 5 cars towed in this week, 3 of them were easily fixed with a simple carpet removal and drying out of the spark plugs, air filters and computers. I expect to see more cars come in with water damage.
Audi A4 And Audi A6 for some reason are not as acceptable to water damage.
The Audi TT especially the convertible is very susceptible to flood water damage.
The dealership will not always clean the water under carpet until your insurance company schedules your adjuster to come.
At “German Car Depot” We will get the wet out before the mould starts to form .
VW Passats seem to get water inside more often than Beetles.
Most VW’s and Audi’s with a water leak from the sun roofs are an easy and low cost fix.
Please call the shop 954-954-921-1515 for immediate assessment of your vehicle.