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Is It Necessary To Turn Off AC while Driving Through Flooded Areas? Find Out Here



car driving through flooded road

Yes, it is very necessary to tun off the air conditioner while driving through flooded roads.

Many car compressors are located close to the ground in the engine bay. During flooding, the compressor may get damaged by water if the air conditioner compressor get soaked in water.

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The flood could however damage the electrical part of the compressor (clutch magnet) or other parts of the AC electrical system like relays, wiring or switches.

Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.