A flood-damaged car will break your heart-avoid problems by using Nationwide!

Posted October 12th, 2010 by Chip Shipt and filed in Transport Tips
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I have several friends in Nashville, Tennessee, where there was horrendous flooding earlier in the year. In addition, I had visited that fine city in 2008, so I was heartbroken to hear about the damage to cultural treasures and the lives of ordinary people.

One of my friends works at a major mall in Nashville. She told me the story of going back to her workplace and finding her entire store covered in yuck! There was an overpowering stench of mold. Her job was to throw out everything in the store so that they could start over.

The flooding in Nashville also destroyed thousands upon thousands of cars. I have another friend who is a singer. He said that the flood came so fast that people were caught totally off guard. People would go inside for events while it was raining and, when they returned to the parking lot, find their cars literally floating away.

Aside from having your car totaled in an accident, having it severely damaged in a flood is one of the worst things that can happen to it!

It’s just water, so it will dry out, right? No biggie, right? Not so fast! Car expert Lauren Fix has this to say about flood-damaged autos:

At what point is the car not repairable?

The reality is, if the water has reached that midpoint on your tire, you most likely want it to be declared a ‘total loss’. Once an automobile has been flooded, the entire electrical system becomes questionable – and many critical systems are located on the bottom of the car. Water has a way of ruining electronic components, especially for vehicles equipped with a computer controlled engine management system.

Wow, the midpoint on the tire. That is not very high. Needless to say, if your car is floating away, it’s probably going to be in rough shape!

Nashville is doing better already, and it’s a great city to visit year-round. If you are shipping your car to or from Nashville, Nationwide is your best choice. And if you are shipping your car to or from anywhere in Tennessee, Nationwide is your best choice!

Why? Because Nationwide Auto Transport protects your car with extreme care on the part of our drivers and with excellent insurance in the rare event that something should go wrong.

Shipping your car professionally with Nationwide helps protect it from water damage and every type of damage. Please contact one of our Auto Transport Specialists for a quote today!

Chip Shipt
The Nationwide Auto Transport Blog Team

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