After significant rains, Bengaluru, the silicon valley of India, is still submerged. Roads in the city are flooded, and the flooding has rendered the city unusable. Tractors and other means of transportation are used by employees, including the CFO and CEO of the companies, to get to their places of employment, but many others are being rescued by them. One such tractor can be seen here transporting a family out of the affluent neighbourhood. We can see a number of high-end luxury vehicles submerged in water as we leave.
A Bentley Bentayga, an Audi Q5, a Lexus NX SUV and a Lexus sedan, as well as a Land Rover Range Rover, can all be seen submerged in the water in the tractor’s video. These vehicles are kept in the residents’ residences. There are numerous other vehicles that perished in the flood, including the VW Polo and Honda Civic.
This is the first time that such visuals from Bangalore have been presented to us. Similar images from Mumbai and Maharashtra have previously been seen. But this is the first time a flood has destroyed Bangalore to this extent. The majority of the city is still submerged.
Wading in water should be avoided at all costs and should only be done with extreme caution. The ECU could even blow if water gets into the internal circuit, which would be very expensive. Additionally, if you wade through water quickly, as this video illustrates, water may enter the car’s air intake.
The engine will completely stop working if a significant amount of water gets inside the piston and the engine is unable to compress it. It is known as a hydrostatic lock, and it costs a lot of money to open and thoroughly clean the engine.
Many contemporary cars are equipped with sensors that guard the engine against moisture. If the sensor notices moisture in the air intake, the car will hydrostatically lock and the engine won’t start again until the system is checked by authorised dealerships and the lock is released. Since the entire air intake system will be examined and cleaned, the price may increase significantly.
Precaution To Take In Flood
- Prior to travelling on the flooded roads, it is always preferable to wait for the water to recede. It’s simpler to navigate through multiple routes that lead in the same direction or to the same destination because of google maps and the reliance that we millennials have on that app. It is always advisable to take the route that is least likely to be affected by rain, even if it is a longer one. Sometimes all you do is use the hit-and-trial method, even though that is preferable to causing unnecessary damage to your car and causing you a lot of hassle and financial hardship.
- Do not become alarmed if your car stops in the middle of a flooded road. Extremely waterlogged roads are a common problem, and drivers often have to drive through them quickly. When water gets into the air intake, the engine shuts down and the vehicle comes to a complete stop. If our car breaks down in the middle of the road, we almost immediately start it. We must maintain control over this and under no circumstances should we attempt to start our car.
- When water is found in the engine, combustion stops immediately, and cranking the engine will only cause further damage. This hydro locking incident should only be investigated and fixed by Professionals.