A list of things to check if your car is flooded:

Check your oil indicator.
A reading of an oil level that's too high may tell you there's water in the engine.

Do not start or run your car.
Running any vehicle with water anywhere in the mechanical or electrical components could cause severe damage.

Measure the depth of the water that submerged your car.
It is possible water did not enter any parts that are susceptible to damage.

Determine how long your car was submerged.
The shorter the time, the more salvageable any damaged parts may be.

Be sure to note the type of water that flooded your vehicle.
Fresh water causes less damage to your car than salt water.

Check local weather reports for the temperature during and after flooding.
Warmer temperatures may speed up corrosion, especially if your car was flooded with salt water.

You will need a Service Team, like the professionals (all ASE Certified) at Anderson Subaru of Pensacola, to help you evaluate the vehicle before you drive the vehicle. You may assume that water did not breach anything important, but you can never be too careful. A vehicle is quite an investment and it may take time for your insurance to come through before you have new wheels!

Call the Anderson Subaru Service Team and we will have our trusted tow team, or one of our own, pick up your vehicle and bring it in for an immediate inspection. As soon as our technicians have completed their report, you will know if you need to file a claim for repairs, just have a couple minor adjustments, or if it is safe to drive (only for a few lucky ones).

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