What the flood can do to your car... - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

What the flood can do to your car...

By: Maxine Ridling
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - Driving in just inches of rain may cost you thousands of dollars and one local expert says it could ruin your car altogether. Last night the fire department responded to at least thirty locations where people were driving into high water and getting stuck - and now their cars may be permanently damaged.

Steve Jackson who owns Jackson Automotive explained the impact of just the little amount of water it takes to ruin your engine. Jackson said, "a car will be ruined if water gets into the air filter." Something drivers never want to hear and the price for a new engine can range from $4,000 to $6,000 and Jackson says you will have to pay for a new transmission, and new door motors because the computer parts of the car would be flooded.

With the amount of rain we had in our area last night - Captain Bob Johnson says every fire truck at every station was out pushing car after car from the rising water and he says if drivers are stuck in a flood they need to do one thing, don't drive towards high water.


Powered by Frankly