How to Prep Your Car for Monsoons in Phoenix, AZ

There have been many heavy monsoons over the years, and to say the damage has been devastating would be an understatement. We’re only a couple hundred miles from the Gulf of California, which routinely sees hurricane-force storms. Matter of fact, Phoenix often benefits from the hurricanes that fizzle out into tropical storms and monsoons as we go later into summer and fall.

So let’s say the I-10 gets flooded – what are the most important auto repair and vehicle maintenance items to have taken care of?

First off, the most important thing to know is how worn your tires are. If you’ve got no tread (the grooved part of the tire that keeps you from hydroplaning) you’re basically driving slicks. We can’t stress enough how important the right tires are for driving in rain – and we’re happy to inspect, rotate and even install new tires for you at The Auto Shop!

Now let’s say your vehicle got a little submerged. It’s possible! Last monsoon brought inches of rain to downtown Phoenix in a matter of minutes. If your exhaust pipes or engine bay became submerged, there’s a high risk of engine damage. Same goes for your vehicle’s differential – you’ll want to have it all checked out if it was underwater at any point.

And you better believe The Auto Shop can help you out with that. From offroaders who flood their engines out on a trail after monsoons to full drivetrain rebuilds, our ASE-certified mechanics in Phoenix can keep your auto repair needs afloat.

So give us a call! If you’re even worried that used car you have an eye on came from the Southern US just after all these hurricanes, our comprehensive vehicle inspections can uncover a lot of issues you’ll want to know about before you buy.

It’s all a part of what makes us the best auto repair and mechanic shop in Phoenix!

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