There is a danger of another cyclone in the eastern states of the country after the Amfan storm. This cyclone named Nisarg is moving towards the coastal areas of Gujarat and Maharashtra. It is predicted that it will cause significant damage to the low-lying areas of these states such as Mumbai. At the same time monsoon has reached Kerala.
Recently, Kolkata too faced a severe cyclone Amfan, which caused massive destruction in the state. After the devastation, everyone was left stunned by the photos of how the storm-damaged trees, homes, and vehicles. Trees were seen falling on the trains, even at many places the cars were submerged in water. At the same time, if this storm comes in Mumbai, it is not difficult to guess how much havoc there will cause, even in such a situation where the roads are submerged in the normal monsoon.
To save your vehicles you need to take care of some things ...
Avoid park in the open
If you park your car in the open, you need to be more alert. It is believed that the speed of the cyclone will be around 100 km per hour. In such a situation, there may be a danger to cars parked in open parking areas. Take care not to park the car under trees or under electric poles. It would be better if Coward can park on the spot. Park the car with a handbrake. After parking the two-wheelers, tie them with something strong so that the wind does not push them.
Stop using basement parking
Nowadays societies or residential complexes have basement parking but do not park the car at such places during a cyclone. This is because the basement area gets flooded, which can cause more damage to the vehicle. If water enters the engine, you may have to spend millions.
At the same time, during the cyclone, strong winds are followed by strong rain. On the other hand, if there is any damage to your vehicle due to flood or heavy rain, then you can check your vehicle like this ...
This is how to investigate external damage
After the strong wind, the greatest danger comes from the accumulation of water. At the same time, debris also blows with strong winds, which causes great damage to the vehicles. Even if your car is parked in a safe place. Beware of any broken wire around your vehicle, especially when you have the car parked in a waterlogged area.
Contact Insurance Company
If there is any damage to your vehicle or any damage that has been caused by water, contact the insurance agency to assess the damage. It is possible that the loss caused by insurance is compensated.
Check water level
If you find your vehicle partially submerged in water, first check the water level. If the water level is above the doors of your vehicle, it is likely that the interior must be wet. If the water level reaches the bonnet or grill of your vehicle, contact the insurance company immediately.
Wait for the vehicle to dry
If the water level is low, wait for the car to dry. Clean the floor mats, get the car upholstery dry. A wet interior can cause a stink in the car. It can use a vacuum cleaner to dry the interior.
Check for leakage
Before starting the vehicle, check the bottom and the engine parts to see if there is any leakage. If the brake fluid, coolant, or fuel is not seeping, then check well. If there is leakage, contact the mechanic. If living in coastal areas, then it is possible that the lower parts of the car should rust, get it treated.
Check oil indicator
If the water level is above the bonnet, do not start the car at all. It is possible that water may have entered the engine. See the oil indicator before starting the car, this will give you a sense of moisture.
Electric parts check
In addition to engine parts in the vehicle, electrical parts are also very sensitive. Check the battery and its wiring. See if water has reached anywhere, this may cause the wiring to short. If the engine starts, check the headlights, AC, power windows, and door locks.
If you are satisfied with all the tests and the car is starting properly, then check the tire as well. Prolonged standing in water can cause damage to tires. Sometimes even when the tires get old, water also goes into them, this can cause damage.