Rappler asked C! Magazine editor-in-chief and car expert James Deakin what motorists should do to keep their vehicles running dry amidst the wet weather. Deakin said that motorists should always check the depth of the flood water before venturing in. Use visual cues like street lamps or other indicators to figure out if the roads are passable. It’s also good to know the ground clearance and ability of your vehicle to tread flooded streets; but when in doubt, just avoid the flood waters all together. Deakin also advises motorists to stay calm in the event the engine dies while driving through a flood. The worst thing a motorist can do is to restart the engine if stuck in flood waters as this could seriously destroy the car.
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