Imagine this scene. You are on a long romantic drive with your loved one, and it starts raining. The climate outside your window looks awesome and the tiny rain droplets falling on your windshield make the overall climate look even more romantic. The person is chaired in the car, enjoying the ride and suddenly water dribbles on your shoulder. This may not only ruin the romantic mood, but also makes it pretty apparent about a leakage in the car.
When the water leaks in the car the best way to find out the source of water leakage would be to hosepipe the car. This would help to know the source of the water leakage. The question will pop in your mind how to proceed further? Let us throw some light on it. This course of action would be possible if you can company someone with you. Let one of the two sit in the car and let the other person hose the car down. Shut all the doors of the car. Carry a flashlight as it will help to see very clearly inside the car. The person in the car has to look very closely beneath the dashboard and examine if the water is leaking through the windshield. The person has to check the pillars and the seals of doors very vigilantly. It would be advisable to fold the seats and check the hatchback area. There could be a possibility that the leakage is in the trunk area. So it should be neglected. The sunroof drains, door seals are the most common starting place for the leakage to initiate.
Occasionally you may find that your car begins to smell of stale water and your carpets are wet or damp, but there is no evident reason of leakage. Every now and then at a quick glance one can easily make out from where the leakage is. If we take the case of leakage there are two circumstances, either a car can have a single leakage like around windscreen or the car can have manifold leaks. Manifold leaks subsist when the car has body damage, re-spray. It also prevails in the older models where there is damage to the rubbers and seals. Another reason would be that the seals of the sunroof or windscreen have been corroded or there could be a possibility that the fitting is not done correctly.
If the rain water gets in the car, the car would be packed with bad odors and it would also result in mildew. A humid damp odor is the proof of the fact that there is a leakage in the car. The spot where the water has been collected should be shampooed and then the bacterium that is the reason for bad odor should be killed by using enzymes. Every model of car brings into play the guttering and drainage outlets that canal the rain water from the car. But if there is buildup of filth and waste for any possible reason in the car than the water will be pooled and stored in the In order to fix the problem, remove or lift the carpets, clean the hard to reach areas, clear the dirt off the rubber seals and use an extractor to remove the water. If you have damp, wet or soggy carpets, follow the same process.
The rainwater should not be allowed to mount up as it the electrical systems of the car and the wiring which is generally hidden in the cars would be damaged. So make to identify the source of the leakage and with the help of above steps make sure to repair it without fail.