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Can I buy a soaked car? What are the hidden dangers?

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Wondee Autoparts


Every summer and rainy season, many cars are flooded, some of which are severely submerged, almost to the roof. Many car owners no longer repair their vehicles and sell them directly. After receiving it at a very low price, the car dealer repaired and refurbished it, and it looked like a good car again.

Every summer and rainy season, many cars are flooded, some of which are severely submerged, almost to the roof. Many car owners no longer repair their vehicles and sell them directly. After receiving it at a very low price, the car dealer repaired and refurbished it, and it looked like a good car again. A conscientious car dealer will directly tell the buyer that this is a flooded car when selling, and some car dealers will sell it as a good car without telling the buyer, so that whoever buys it will suffer losses. So if I know this is a water soaked car that has already been repaired and all aspects of its performance are fine, the key is that the price is very cheap. Can I purchase it? Are there any hidden dangers in the future use of vehicles?

       Soaking car (1)

    Not all soaking cars cannot be purchased, it depends on the degree of soaking. It is best not to buy severely soaked cars, no matter how cheap they may be, otherwise there will be a lot of trouble when using them in the future. If the price of a slightly flooded car is cheap, you can buy it according to your own needs. For example, if you buy it just to practice your skills, you will need to change the car shortly after driving. This way, you can definitely buy it. A car with minor water damage generally does not have any hidden faults, and the probability of encountering problems after repair is much lower. What kind of car can be considered severely flooded? The water level submerged the engine and the dashboard, which is the most serious case of a flooded car. It didn't flood to the dashboard, it was just a lot of water entering the driver's cab, and the engine was flooded. This is not considered a seriously flooded car.

Soaking car (2)

   Is there any hidden danger in soaking a water car? It may harbor some hidden diseases, just like a phone getting wet. If the phone falls into the water, although it can still be used, it may cause some problems after a few days of use. The same goes for cars, although they were repaired at the time, there is a high probability of abnormalities occurring over time. There are two aspects to this: electronic component and circuit failures will occur frequently. Secondly, many parts of the vehicle will rust severely. Generally, as long as it rusts, it will become more and more severe, and the speed of rust will also increase. Rust on the vehicle body can affect its strength and reduce vehicle safety.

       Soaking car (3)

       During the process of repairing the flooded car, many electronic modules are not replaced and can be used again after being air dried. Some electronic modules are not easy to dry, and there may be a small amount of water present. Over time, they will rust, and once rusted, they will fail and malfunction. Some grounding wires on the car body can also rust, leading to poor contact and various malfunctions. Fault lights on, engine shaking, stalling while driving, inability to start, and so on may all occur. Actually, it's not scary to have a malfunction, just repair it. But the key is that there are many faults that cannot be identified as specific causes, making it difficult to repair or requiring extensive replacement of parts. This way, the cost of using the car is relatively high, and the car owner is also quite troublesome. If one understands cars themselves, it's better. For example, if a mechanic buys a water soaked car, it's also convenient to repair it on their own. If you don't understand cars and run to repair shops all day, most car owners can't accept it, so it's best not to buy a car that is severely damaged.

 

From: WONDEE Autoparts 2023-12-21

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