Q: My car leaks under the dashboard when it rains or I go through a car wash near the brake & gas petal

asked by on June 10, 2017

When it rains (or I got through a car wash) my car leaks under the dashboard near the brake & gas petal. My carpet it soaked now and I have to replace the carpet. Please tell me what to do and where to go. Thank you

My car has 246000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Water leaks can come from various sources: a clogged drain tube in the AC/Heater box can cause overflow through the heater vent, or faulty cowling can cause water ingress into the passenger compartment. Once the source is found, then a repair can be formulated. The best way to find the source is to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a leak inspection, so they can determine how to repair this issue.

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