Why won't my car start after rain?

2023-11-13 2023-11-13T11:06:02Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
صانع مُحتوى

ArabiaWeather - In the world of cars, the effect of rain sometimes appears unexpectedly on the performance of the car, raising questions about why it does not work properly. In this article, we will explore why cars sometimes do not start after rain, and understand how raindrops can cast their shadows on... The operation of the car and affects its performance.

Why won't my car start after rain?

Answer: Spark plugs are the main reason why cars have difficulty starting after rain, as they can fail as a result of water leaking into the engine. If there is moisture trapped inside the broken distributor cap, this can lead to the car failing to start after rain.

In addition, loose rubber around the doors and windshield may make it easier for water to seep into the car's electrical systems. Given dead batteries or battery cells that are unable to generate enough current, this can also be one of the reasons why the car won't start after rain.

Can rain damage a car engine?

Answer: Yes, rain can cause serious damage to the car’s engine, as rainwater may seep into the engine and cause permanent damage. This especially happens when you try to restart the car and there is water trapped inside the engine case, which leads to fluids mixing with the water and affecting the engine. Vehicle performance.

If your car gets stuck in a pool of water resulting from rainfall and its engine is submerged in water , you can do the following:

  • You should avoid trying to restart it to avoid getting more water in and causing a waterlock.
  • Remove water quickly to avoid damage to mechanical components and vehicle wiring.
  • You can use towels to absorb water.
  • Avoid using a vacuum cleaner to avoid the risk of electric shock.
  • Allow any remaining moisture to evaporate using a fan or natural sunlight.

How do you protect your car from rain and floods?

Answer: Tips to maintain your car during heavy rain:

  • Park your car on a raised surface to avoid rainwater getting into the engine.
  • Cover your car with a special waterproof cover to avoid the effects of weather.
  • Make sure the car windows are closed to protect the upholstery and electronic components.
  • If it continues to rain, disconnect the vehicle battery to prevent damage to electrical components.
  • Do not attempt to restart the engine if the water level exceeds half of the tire, wait until the water subsides.
  • Wait until the water level recedes before opening the doors to avoid water getting inside.

By applying these preventive tips, you can maintain your car during periods of heavy rain and avoid damage resulting from it.

Also know:

Mistakes to avoid and tips to follow when parking the car in the rain

On the first days of rain... 5 useful tips


Sources:

arabsturbo

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mobtada

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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