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Your Passenger Floor is Wet. 5 Things to Check.

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You have noticed that your passenger floor is wet. Here are 5 things you can check to help you determine the source of the water.

1. Bad Heater Core
If you smell antifreeze leaking into the car (antifreeze will smell sweet), a bad heater core is probably to blame. This a problem you will want to take care of sooner rather than later. Contact us to make an appointment for this problem.

2. Blocked A/C Evaporator Drain
If your evaporator drain gets clogged with leaves, litter or other road debris, the condensation will have nowhere to go and will begin leaking, collecting in a puddle on your passenger’s side. (The A/C evaporator will leak condensation, which has no real odor.) If you notice this problem only during periods you are running your air conditioning, then there is a good chance this is the problem.

3. Leaking Doors
Car doors are designed so that any water that gets into the door will drain out onto the road, If your door’s drain holes become clogged, water will eventually leak into the interior. Check the underside of your car’s doors, and make sure to keep your door drains free of road debris.

4. Leaking Sunroof
If you suspect water is getting in through the sunroof, check to make sure drain holes are not blocked. If it still leaks, contact a service expert to look at weather stripping and the sunroof drains.

5. Leaking Windows
Check weatherstripping around your windows, as the rubber degrades, the seals may eventually spring leaks. You can have bad seals replaced by an auto glass professional.

It can be very difficult to determine the source of water when your passenger floor is wet. Hopefully these 5 tips will help you get to the source and fix the problem!  As always call us at 717-285-3738 if you have any questions or need to make an appointment.

3846 Columbia Avenue, Mountville, PA. 17554, Lancaster County | Phone: 717-285-3738

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