How do you dry out a car interior?

We got a lot of rain yesterday, and I left my sunroof open. I was trying to keep my car from getting too hot, and I just didn't check the weather first. There was so much water in my car by the time I got out of work, I half-expected to see a mushroom growing out of one of my seats! How can I dry out the interior?

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Yikes! Start by using a wet/dry vacuum to suction out as much water as possible.
Then:
  • Soak up the remaining moisture using towels
  • Place box fans inside the car to help dry out the interior
  • Roll up the windows, shut the doors, and put a portable dehumidifier in the backseat to pull out excess moisture from the seat fabric
If the water damage extends beyond the interior (if your engine got wet, for example), it might be a good idea to have a mechanic look at your car.
While you wait for your car to dry, why not air out your insurance policy, too? Lots of people pay too much for their car insurance, but the Jerry app makes it easy to find the lowest price for the coverage you want. Jerry collects insurance quotes for you in a matter of minutes, so you can compare pricing and coverages without wasting time or money.
Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 15, 2021
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