Car repair shops in Louisiana are picking up business as residents continue to salvage their belongings from the devastating flooding.
In the town of Zachary, Superior Ford has been very busy lately as people have been sending over their vehicles that were caught in flood waters.
While some of the repairs can be more cosmetic and just requires the carpet to be ripped out, others can have unseen damage that could be very dangerous.
Technicians say there are a couple of things you need to check before you think about starting it up.
First thing you need to do is check the oil to make sure the water’s not milky.
The transmission fluid is going to turn a pinkish color when it gets water in it.
If you find water in either of these fluids you do not need to start the vehicle.
You should get your vehicle towed to a facility to have it repaired.
Technicians also say if your car was in extremely high flood water, you might be in the market for a new vehicle.