Category Archives: Hurricane Damage

How to Prepare Your Car and Your Family for Hurricane Season

There are pluses and minuses to hurricane season, which hits us every year and lasts from June through the end of September. On the plus side, we can see them coming so we have time to prepare. On the minus side, hurricane season lasts a very long time--six months! So it’s a good idea to prepare ahead of time, as much as possible. Make Sure Your Car is Hurricane-Ready What that means is bring your car in and have all the fluids checked and replaced, if necessary. Have the right amount of air in your tires. Ask us to check your A/C and all the belts in the car. Make sure you have a spare tire and that it’s adequately inflated. Get the windshield wipers replaced, too. Keep the gas tank full in case you need to leave in a hurry. Most importantly, do this at the beginning of hurricane season, not when you get a hurricane warning!   Have An Emergency Kit A big box or backpack full of supplies is a necessity for any time you need to evacuate. Jumper cables, flares, fl ... read more

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How To Prevent Water Leaks In Your Car

How To Prevent Water Leaks In Your Car

Though we are known as the Sunshine State, Florida gets more than its fair share of rain. Lately, we’ve had torrential rains across the state. We have been receiving calls from our clients, telling us about the mysterious water leaks in their trunk and on the floor mats. Leaving your windows and sunroof open during a thunderstorm is an apparent cause for a wet car interior. However, what about when the windows are all closed? How can your car get wet on the inside when the trunk is closed, the windows are up, and the doors are locked? It may be due to the car’s drainage system getting filled with debris; resulting in water leaks. Like a gutter on your roof that’s backed up with leaves, water may seep into ordinarily waterproof areas if the drainage system is blocked. All vehicles have a drainage system, and some vehicle brands consistently exhibit drainage design issues. The water leaks could be the result of a faulty sunroof drainage system. Alternatively, the are ... read more

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How you can avoid buying a car with hurricane damage

How you can avoid buying a car with hurricane damage

Avoid buying a car with hurricane damage Here in West Palm Beach we all know about and are familiar with hurricane damage. When you are looking to buy used car make sure you don’t get stuck buying one that has hurricane damage. Whenever there is hurricane flooding, there is sure to be someone trying to sell a used car that has been ruined by hurricane damage. Used car buyers in Florida need to be aware that some used car dealerships may try to sell used cars that have hurricane damage. Foreign Affairs would like to share some tips with you so you know what to look for so you don’t get stuck buying a used car that has hurricane damage. Here are some signs that a car may have been flooded by hurricane damage. Mildew and silt in places where you wouldn’t normally find it. Rust on screws and other metal parts Water stains or faded upholstery, discoloration of seat belts and door panels ... read more

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