Recent Flooding in Dallas Causes Damage to Cars

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Note: Washington isn't "driving" across the Potomac

So, we had some pretty precarious storms the other day here in the Metroplex. We saw a lot of rain here at Freeman Grapevine, and I know for a fact that there were numerous road closings due to heavy flooding. Yet, for some strange reason, I always see flooded out cars on these same roads.

Here’s the skinny, if you think that a road, feeder, highway or byway is flooded, then don’t try to cross. Don’t tempt fate, because if you do, you could end up like this person.


Now that was a pretty dumb thing to do. As much as you might like to think you have the ground clearance to pass safely through flooded streets, you probably don’t. The fact of the matter is that you are risking a very, very, hefty repair fee if you try to brave flooded streets. Don’t be that guy! Some of the costs for repairing a flooded engine, at times, costs more than the vehicle is worth.

Here’s a good gauge. If you can’t see the top of the curb, the water is to high. It WILL back up into your exhaust system, and it WILL cost thousands of dollars to repair. You are much better not even attempting to cross a flooded intersection or drive on a flooded street. Remember, your Buick or GMC isn’t a boat. Apparently some people in the Metroplex seem to forget that on a regular basis. Which, quite honestly, is beyond me.

If you’ve attempted and failed your “Great River Crossing”, you can bring your Dallas Buick, or GMC into Freeman Grapevine for repair. Hopefully you won’t attempt to re-enact Washington’s Crossing of the Potomac again.