When a hurricane is heading our direction, do you how to best prepare your vehicle to handle the storm? Nancy provides tips on whether you’re bunkering down during the storm or leaving the area.
All too often, we are faced to make quick decisions. A hurricane is forecast and you may find yourself driving through the storm. It’s important to be aware of the road conditions.
How deep is the water on the road you’re heading towards? Are you thinking you can drive right through it without consequences?
Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center. You better think twice before forging ahead through a puddle with your vehicle because large pools of water can be your vehicle’s demise.
All too often, we here at Kneble’s Auto have got vehicles towed in with hydro lock engines. Now, what does that mean, you say?
Well, your engine acts like a vacuum and it sucks the water, but it’s unable to compress the water, causing your engine to be seized permanently. Now we cover this topic more on our blog and we have other videos on our website to check out for this.
If you are able, the best defense of hurricane is the offense. Do not drive during the hurricane. Park your vehicle in a safe place on high ground when possible. And if you’re able, park in a parking garage sheltered against the wind and high tides, especially as in our area.
A wind advisory of 30 miles an hour or frequent gust storms of 45 miles will make it difficult to drive during those times. Small unsecured objects can be blown around by these winds.
So next time you’re faced with the rain and wind from a hurricane. Stay clear of the large pools of water and possibly trees falling. Plan ahead to maintain safety for you and your vehicle. Check out our other video on what happens when you drive through floodwaters.
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