Just reposting from the press release:
Tips for Water-Damaged Vehicles from Ford Group Philippines
The onslaught of Typhoon Ondoy and the destruction it left in its wake, especially in the hardest-hit areas, left vehicles severely damaged by water and overturned by the current.
Ford Group Philippines and its network of dealers have stepped up efforts to respond to affected constituents and to the growing number of requests for vehicle repair.
“Ford continues to follow the developing situation of flooding in and around Manila, Philippines. This includes coordinating a response to the immediate needs of our employees and dealer network as quickly as possible, and with appropriate measures,” says Anika Salceda, FGP AVP for Corporate Communications. “With regard to servicing of Ford/Mazda vehicles, we foresee and are experiencing an increase of servicing appointments resulting from the devastating floods within the next days and weeks. We are confident that our team and dealer network can accommodate our customer's needs with the highest level of service and quality as expected.”
To assist motorists whose vehicles have been damaged by water, FGP’s technical and service experts offer this advice:
1. Do not attempt to start a flooded vehicle until thorough inspection and cleaning have been conducted. Try to disconnect battery terminals starting with the negative terminal.
2. Take immediate steps to dry the vehicle as much as possible to reduce the time its components are exposed to water.
3. Record the highest level of water exposure on the flooded vehicle. This will aid a qualified technician in the evaluation process as well as taking the necessary steps to correct any damage.
4. Contact any of our 20 FORD / 7 MAZDA Dealership to arrange for an inspection and evaluation of the flooded vehicle. More information and contact details can be found at www.ford.com.ph.
5. Contact your insurance carrier or agent and promptly report the exposure of your vehicle to water or flood. Have basic information ready such as your name, address, contact numbers (landline/cellular phone), car make and plate number, policy number, and whether policy covers "acts of god."
6. Have a qualified technician:
1. inspect all mechanical components, including the engine, transmission, axles, brakes and fuel system for water contamination.
2. flush and replace all fluids, oils and lubricants, and replace all filters and gaskets for components exposed to water. While a vehicle may drive with fluids that have experienced water intrusion, extended internal exposure to water will increase the level of damage to the engine and other vehicle components.
3. conduct a thorough cleaning of brake parts and repacking of bearings, particularly for rear-end drive vehicles. In front-wheel drive vehicles, bearings are sealed.
4. inspect all wiring and electrical components exposed to water. While many components are protected from casual water exposure, extended flood exposure may have lingering effects. In some instances, difficulty due to water exposure will not surface earlier than 90 days, when computer and other electrical components begin to corrode.
7. After thorough inspection, detail the interior and exterior compartment of the vehicle.
Ford and Mazda vehicle owners may contact the following dealerships to help facilitate their needs.
Ford Dealer Contacts:
Alabang-Zapote Road, Madrigal Business Park, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
(02) 842 3681 / 807 5114
Lopues Village, Talisay Highway, Talisay City, Negros Occ.
1235 Edsa, Brgy. Apolonio Samson, Balintawak, Quezon City
3610626 / 4119435
Pastor Village Pallocan West, Batangas City
(043) 723 5759 / 723 7804
Maharlika Highway, Sumacob-Este, Cabanatuan City
(044) 464 0111
Ford Cagayan de Oro
National Highway Gusa, Cagayan de Oro
(088) 855 8811 / 855 3673
Aguinaldo Highway, Barangay Anabu II, Imus, Cavite
(046) 472 2040 / 472 3673
Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City (032) 231 9180
L-1 Commonwealth Ave., Brgy. Holy Spirit, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 952 9118 / 952 9446
65 Connecticut Street, Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 744 2222
Lucao District, Dagupan City
(075) 522 2222
6 J.P. Laurel Avenue, Lanang, Davao City
(082) 234 1111 / 233 2600
29 EDSA, Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 744 2222 / 744 7034
BS Aquino Drive, Bakhaw Manduria, Iloilo City
(033) 321 3351
186 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Libis, Quezon City
(02) 637 5984
Ford Global City
Blk. 15 Ford Global Bldg Rizal Drive, Crescent Park West, Taguig, Manila
(02) 860 8888 / 860 8878
1090 Paz Guazon Street cor. Mendiola Extension, Pandacan, Manila
(02) 562 5555 / 339 3382
San Fernando-Olongapo Highway, San Fernando, Pampanga
(045) 961 2888
loc. 813 / 805
Ford Quezon Ave.
Quezon Avenue cor. Apo Street, Quezon City
(02) 731 2617 / 411 1454
Ford San Pablo
Maharlika Highway, Brgy. Bagumbayan, San Pablo, Laguna
(049) 562 9186 / 562 8324
Ms. Ma. Socorro Cristi Quiatchon
Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang Muntinlupa
(02) 7723168 to 70
(02) 4013283 / 7723953
Ms. Gay See
202 EDSA corner Rochester st. Greenhills East, Mandaluyong City (02) 7221102
Ms. Rosemarie Salvador
2723 Pasong Tamo Avenue, Makati City (02) 7512235 to 36
(02) 8164368 / 8163721
Mazda Quezon Avenue
Ms. Shane Valdez
721-729 Quezon Ave. Sto. Domingo,
(02) 7123355 loc.104
(02) 7422086 to 87
Ms. Charisse Tocao
Juan Luna Avenue, Mabolo, Cebu City (032) 4169797 loc.101
Ms. Sheryl Cayanan
McArthur Hi-way, Baliti,
City of San Fernando, Pampanga