Automotive Fire & Flood Restoration in St. Louis, MO
In addition to collision repair, dent repair, and windshield repair, Auto Beauty Specialists provides more services to get your vehicle road-ready. Whether it’s fire or flood damage to your vehicle’s exterior, you can trust our team of experienced technicians to get your automobile back in shape in no time!
Even if you don’t see or notice any flood damage, it is important to have a certified technician examine your vehicle if you encountered any high waters. Our team will conduct a realistic assessment of the vehicle’s value, condition, and the likely cost of needed repairs.
Flooding can lead to rust, corrosion, and other issues. Flood damage can be noticed on the exterior by moisture inside the light covers or discolored lines. The undercarriage of the vehicle will show signs of rusty metal as well as the door hinges, metal hardware, and even the doors themselves.
When you’re evaluating your vehicle’s flood damage, look at the depth of the water. You will likely see a water line surrounding your car.
Flood water is more than just water, it can have everything from:
If your vehicle has been flooded out, do not attempt to start or drive it until a thorough inspection has been completed and any necessary repairs have been carried out.
If you’ve been in an accident that involved fire, it is important to have your vehicle worked on by professionals with experience handling fire-damaged cars. Toxic chemicals and other hazards caused by the fire are present and proper safety precautions must be taken, so you should not attempt to work on your fire-damaged vehicle yourself.
Even the smallest of fires can cause a vehicle’s exterior paint to buckle or peel. The dry chemicals used in fire extinguishers can be corrosive to metals, such as aluminum, and are also potentially abrasive. Make sure not to touch the exterior of the vehicle as the chemicals can cause skin irritation. Get your fire-damaged car inspected right away to prevent even more damage to the exterior.
Significant fire damage does not always mean the car is totaled — seriously fire damaged cars can still be recovered. It is best to have the vehicle inspected by a professional to get a realistic idea of the damage. Contact our team for a thorough look into your car’s condition.
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