One flooded car ended up at Detail Express, where workers could clean-upthe interior. Thursday, shop owner Troy Hamlin let the car dry out sohe could shampoo the car Friday.
If you're lucky, your car needs nothing more than a little lather and elbowgrease to bring in back to life.
But sometimes water can cause more than cosmetic damage. A good soakingcan make it bad under the hood, especially if the car's computer boardgets wet. According to William Morgan of Tao Auto, the board operatesabout 85% of the vehicle-- everything from the engine function to thetransmission and electrical system.
Morgan is quick to add, some flooded-out cars can be fixed. "If a car hasbeen severely flooded and it dries out properly, you can fix it."
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