The control modules that regulate nearly every aspect of your vehicle’s performance are a vital part of its overall health. They rely on intricate electronic mechanisms to operate properly. Occurrences such as FLOOD DAMAGE can render them inoperable and adversely affect your vehicle’s performance.
They seem to be in almost every picture or video of flooded streets and neighborhoods in and around Houston. Scores of cars and trucks with water up to their windows and in some cases over the hood and roof.
In fact, the flooding is so extensive, Cox Automotive estimates a half-million vehicles may wind up in the scrap yard.
Has Your Vehicle Experienced Flood Damage? Has it Been Exposed to Water or Excessive Moisture?
- Flood conditions or even excessive rain can wreak havoc on automotive control modules. Water is the primary element to avoid as exposure to it can cause damage. Even if flooding doesn’t seem to have affected your vehicle, driving through deep water or even moisture alone reaching these vital electrical components can damage them.
- Water can cause a vehicle’s control module to go bad. Circuits get shorted out and the control module’s electrical connections can get compromised from the corrosion that quickly builds when water reaches the inside of the control module.
OK, My Vehicle Suffered Water Damage. Now What?
If you think your control module has sustained damage, it will need a thorough Diagnostic Evaluation Service (DES) immediately. Our DES includes:
- External inspection and internal examination.
- Communication check.
- Testing of components, capacitors, solder, trace lines, internal circuit board, processor and more.
During the DES, ModuleExperts will determine the extent of the damage to your control module. There are some instances, such as complete submersion in water, that may prevent your module from being successfully repaired. This depends on the style of the control module as well as the extent of damage.
In those cases, ModuleExperts maintains an extensive inventory of new and remanufactured replacement control modules to get you up and running quickly.
ModuleExperts brings more than 100 years of combined experience in module diagnostics, repairs and remanufactured replacements for all types of control modules. Our A+ BBB rating proves our commitment to first-class customer service and satisfaction. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help service your control module needs.