Monsoon Driving Tips

1. Is it safe to drive my car through a flooded patch of road
You should not drive the car through flooded patch of road as it can stall the car. The water level may actually be higher than what is visible, also other passing vehicles may splash water on to your car, which can enter the engine of the car through inlet hose and can cause severe damage to it.

2. What is the risk involved in driving the car through flooded patch of road
If the water from a flooded road enters the engine room of the car it can cause “Hydrostatic Lock” and can cause severe damage to the engine parts viz. Connecting rods, Cylinder head, Pistons and Cylinder block.

3. If water has entered the engine, how long will it take for the engine to get damaged
The damage can be instantaneous if you attempt to start the car after it has stalled while driving through water. However, in some cases it may take up to 4-6 months before the actual damage happens to engine parts.

4. What should I do, if my car has stalled while passing through a puddle of water
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO START THE CAR. GET IT TOWED TO NEAREST Honda DEALER. If water has entered the car’s engine, any attempt to start the engine may cause Hydrostatic lock which can damage critical engine parts.

5. What should I do if my car gets flooded with water while it was parked
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO START THE CAR. GET IT TOWED TO NEAREST Honda DEALER. If water has entered the car’s engine, any attempt to start the engine may cause Hydrostatic lock which can damage critical engine parts.

6. Is the damage to the engine due to water entry covered under warranty/insurance

Warranty does not cover damages caused due to water ingress into engine compartment.
Insurance* does not cover damages caused due to water ingress into engine

*Engine protector rider available with Honda Assure car insurance policies covers damages it caused to engine due to water ingress.

Each part or lubricant plays a crucial role in the functioning of your Honda in a new-like condition.
Please refer to your Owner’s manual or speak to the nearest Honda dealer for detailed service schedule of your vehicle.