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North Alabama mechanic warns drivers about driving through flooded roads

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North Alabama mechanic warns drivers about driving through flooded roads

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Over the weekend, flooding had a detrimental impact to North Alabama and to drivers' safety.

Driving through flooded waters can not only put your life at risk, but it can also put your vehicle in jeopardy.

If you do drive through flooded waters, your car may face a flooded engine, water could enter the fuel or the vehicle can sustain damage and break down entirely. Consequently, it can put a large strain on your wallet.

"If you get water in the engine and the connecting rod, then you're talking an engine (repair). You could be talking a few thousand to several thousand dollars," said Kevin Call, owner of Kevin's Auto Repair in Huntsville.

"Save some time, go around (the flooded road) and don't add that expense to yourself," Call said.

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