Water is a magical thing, it can not only wash car, but also flood it~ We all know that there are two kinds of used cars that cannot be bought, one is an emergency car and other is a wet car, passing cars will have a threat safety, and no one will risk their own safety, but what about flooded cars? Why can't you buy it?
Define car soak
As name suggests, a car flooded with water should be a flooded car, but there is a difference in how it is soaked. According to degree of soaking, by whom it can be divided into three categories.
Flooded car means that water floods roof of car and whole car is in middle of water; flooded car means that water level exceeds level of engine and floods oil dipstick; a flooded car means that water level only submerges chassis, and does not flood anything else. Generally speaking, potential danger of a flooded car that is flooded above roof is very high, and it is mostly disposed of immediately, but there are also unscrupulous merchants who will repair it and sell it again, damage from a flooded car is minimal. , so as long as it's cleared, it can still be restored. Keep using. As for soaking a car, situation is much more complicated here, you need to disassemble a specific car in detail, if you are not sure, then do not buy if possible.
1. Electronic system failure
Most of all, water in car is afraid of electronic system. Although electronic circuits of car are now waterproofed, they cannot withstand strong water and prolonged soaking. Once water floods engine compartment for a long time, this can cause wire corrosion. functions to serious incidents that may cause spontaneous combustion.
Second, engine failure
As a general rule, if engine compartment is flooded, do not try to start it because you cannot guarantee that engine is flooded. road to claims will not be smooth.
3. Transmission error
A car flooded with water is good and bad. The gearbox has vents on gearbox, which are used to relieve pressure caused by temperature differences. Generally, vents are located at top of gearbox. If water will be too much, engine will be flooded. In case of cab, water ingress is very likely. After water enters gearbox, problems such as slippage, shaking and shifting disorder will occur. , and a repaired gearbox... can't be repaired. That's true.
Fourthly, moldy interior
In addition to above faults, most difficult thing to do with a soaked car is interior. There are a lot of impurities in rainwater. If it is not dried in time, mold spots can not only destroy fabric and leather fabrics in car, but also emit various odors.
The impact of a wet car does not only show up in places you can see, but also in places you can't see. Although it can be used after being refurbished, it still poses a potential safety hazard, so veterans don't. If you're greedy for price discounts, you're in for a hole!