A car blogger has revealed how large amounts of water can get trapped in vehicles – and how to release it.
John Viper noticed a sloshing sound coming from his car and realised that it was water trapped in a frame at the bottom of a door.
The water gets trapped there after large rainstorms or if the vehicle drives through flooded areas.
But he discovered a simple solution: using a metal pick to remove a plastic cap underneath the door.
John Viper noticed a sloshing sound coming from his car and realised that it was water trapped in a frame at the bottom of a door, pictured
Using a metal pick Mr Viper drains the sills from his 2003 Volkswagen Touareg, pictured, and water comes pouring out
In the video Mr Viper demonstrates how to drain the sills from a 2003 Volkswagen Touareg – a problem that also affects cars in Britain.
Speaking from his home in Australia, Mr Viper said: ‘The symptoms are as you’re coming to stop a big sloshing water sound is coming from underneath the car.
‘I looked many times underneath the car to find out how to drain it and I couldn’t find it.’
Mr Viper discovered a simple solution to the sloshing sound: using a metal pick to chip away at the bungs of a car’s sill, pictured
Mr Viper is shocked at how water continues to pour out of his vehicle, pictured, believed to have been stuck in there after driving down a flooded street or from heavy rainwater
Mr Viper points to the area of the vehicle that needs to be drained, using a metal pick to release the plastic cap which have become covered in tar.
Water comes pouring out immediately – and it does not stop.
‘That’s quite a lot of water,’ exclaims Mr Viper. The water keeps pouring out.
He explains that he’s owned his vehicle for four to five years and it was only recently that he’s noticed to problem.
‘It obviously builds up over time,’ he says.
Ignoring the sloshing sound that’s coming from your vehicle can have some dire consequences as the built up water can cause the vehicle to rust.
MailOnline reached out to Volkswagen for comment.