How can I prevent my car from flooding?

How can I prevent car flooding? The weather report is calling for flash floods and really bad rain. I don't want my car to get damaged, but I need it to go to work. What can I do?

Answer
That’s definitely a scary situation! Here’s what you can do to protect your car from flood water damage:
  • Make sure your car doors, windows, and sunroof are sealed shut. Everything should be closed and locked well before the storm comes.
  • Avoid driving through water. If the puddle is deep, safely find another way to go.
  • Park your car on higher ground. Higher areas are less likely to flood.
Floods can be really scary, and unfortunately, they can damage vehicles. If floods are common in your area, it’s a good idea to ensure your car is protected with comprehensive coverage.
If you don’t have comprehensive coverage, check out the Jerry app! We’ll get you customized quotes in just minutes so that all you need to do is choose the policy that works best for you.
Best of luck, and stay safe!
Ben Guess
Answered on Oct 25, 2021
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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