Sometimes, the most complex problems can be fixed with a simple solution. Take this humongous zip lock/flood guard for example. If it does what it promises, it could be just the thing that will protect your car if you live in a city which drowns itself at the drop of a hat. Called the flood guard car bag, this interesting product is available for cars of all shapes and sizes and sits inside a tiny duffel bag which can be stashed in the boot when the Sun is out.
For the thing to work, you will need a friend to assist you with the process, which involves spreading the bag out and driving the car into it. Once you turn it off, step out, and remove obstructive parts like an antenna or something else, all you need to do is zip it up and use the straps to keep things shut. Although, if this thing works as promised, you will need to be a decent enough weatherman in order to predict a flood and wrap your possession in a plastic bag before water levels rise. Because it somehow always stays sunny, on a day when our weather bureau warns us of a storm.
To ensure that your floating car stays where it’s supposed to be in the event of a severe flood, the car bag even has four heavy duty anchoring points which can be tied to a building’s pillar or a similarly sturdy structure. Another clever thing it offers are these pads which can be attached to Velcro strips, providing a cushion if your floating car is caught in a current and keeps crashing into any hard object during a deluge. The flood guard car bag is priced at Rs. 15,000 for medium sized sedans like the Civic, City, Altis, Camry, Elantra etc, whereas, the one which covers full sized SUVs like the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour is priced at INR 18,000 approximately. Loose change, if you compare it to the repair costs involved to make a flooded car road worthy again. For more details, visit this website: www.floodguardph.com