The monsoon season is gripping the country and in the past few days, several regions of the country went under the water due to incandescent rain. While the daily traffic movement is hit due to the flooded roads, even businesses are getting affected. Here is a video that shows several brand-new Tata Safari and Tata Altroz parked at a flooded dealership stockyard.
The exact details of the video remain unknown. However, the video is from Haryana. It is a dealership stockyard that went completely underwater. Several vehicles are parked in the stockyard including the all-new Safari, the Altroz and the Tata Tiago hatchback.
The red coloured Tata Tiago hatchbacks are deep in the water and the level of water is at its bonnet level. While the Altroz units seem to be in a bit better situation with the water level reaching the grille. However, the wheel arches are completely submerged in the water. The Tata Safari, which is an SUV seems to be in better condition than the other two hatchbacks. The top of the wheel arches is still visible on the Safari.
We are not sure which dealership owns this stockyard. There are many dealerships that collaborate and use the same stockyard to unload and park the vehicles when they arrive from the factory.
Beware of such cars
While we do not know what the dealership is planning to do with these vehicles in the future. However, if you’re going to buy a car in the monsoon season, we advise that you thoroughly check the vehicle for any signs of flooding. Since in the monsoons most of the regions in the country go down underwater, one should not leave any stones unturned during the PDI or Pre-Delivery Inspection.
Ideally, such vehicles should be sent back to the factory for thorough work and replace all the electricals. If even a flooded car starts and works normally, it may start to throw problems at you in a few weeks or even months time. Electricals can get short and chipsets can go bad once exposed to water. The rust sets in slowly to kill the whole circuit.
Such vehicles can be problematic and can even turn out to be a lemon. Since there are no strong laws against the lemon car. Lemon law is one that protects the customers from products that repeatedly fail to meet the standards of quality and performance. Such laws are common in developed countries. According to such laws, any appliance, car, truck or motorcycle that is found to be defective should be replaced immediately, or compensation should be given to the customer.
We know that many dealerships try to minimise their cost of operation and while buying a new vehicle, a thorough check-up is a must. It applies to the dealerships of all the manufacturers.