water-leak-repairs

Vehicle water leaks are a hassle for the car owner. They can sometimes lead to extensive water damage inside the vehicle, or cause your vehicle to overheat. Left unattended to, water leaks ultimately leads to rust, mildew, strong odours, and electrical damage. At G&S Autocare, our qualified staff pinpoint the location of your leak and assess any damage caused by the leak. We have the right training, tools and products to repair vehicle water leak right away in an efficient manner. Not addressing your vehicle’s water leak can lead to bigger problems..

How to Avoid Flood Damaged Vehicles Due to Water Leaks

When purchasing a new vehicle it is always important to recognize a vehicle that may have flood damage. ICBC has warned customers of the potential of purchasing vehicles at bargain prices due to being affected by flooding. Tips for checking for vehicle flooding damage are:

  • Ask the seller about any existing or history of damage
  • Check for water damage by looking for damp or musty odours in the vehicle as well as the trunk
  • Check for signs of rust and mud in the vents, trunk, glove box, and under the seats
  • Look for rusty metal parts under the seats
  • Discolouration in seat upholstery and carpet
  • Test all electrical components including lights, windshield wipers, turn signals, cigarette lighter, and radio.
  • Check heating and AC system
  • Get the vehicle inspected
  • Ask for the vehicle registration

Possible Causes of Vehicle Water Leaks

There are many possible causes for water leakage in your vehicle. Your exhaust, the cooling system, and the windshield wiper fluid reservoir system are the most probable cause of a vehicle water leak. If you see clear odourless fluid under your car, then it is most likely your vehicle’s Air Conditioning System. Additionally, if you notice a small amount of water dripping out of your tail pipe, then you should also be fine. The more information you can provide on the leak in your vehicle, the better one of our mechanics will be able to properly diagnose the cause of the leak. Below are a list of possible causes of vehicle water leaks:

  • Windshield Weather Stripping
  • Door Weather Stripping
  • Trunk Weather Stripping
  • Hood Weather Stripping
  • Sunroof
  • Fluid Reservoir
  • Cooling System
  • Leaking Water Pump
  • Hole in the water jacket
  • Hole In Radiator
  • Air Conditioning System
  • Exhaust

Vancouver’s Vehicle Water Leak Repair Shop

Don’t get soaked on your next vehicle water leak repair bill. Bring your vehicle into G&S Auto Care and we will quickly diagnose the cause of your leak. Once water damage assessed, we will repair the leak for you along with any damage it may have caused. Give us a call or use our convenient contact form to schedule your vehicle water leak repairs.