Turned a corner and hit a rather deep puddle, was sure I wouldn’t make it through, but I did. A car ahead of me had just been towed out after it completely died in the water (so I’m hoping I’ve been lucky) Drove home, 5 mins of a journey with no problems, engine sounded fine etc. Just been out to check car, turned over fine but there’s now an engine warning light on. My mechanic is a good 20 mins journey away and I’m concerned about driving there with it. There was a fairly high bow wave the came over the bonnet. Do I leave it to dry out for a few days or arrange for it to be towed? Advice is greatly appreciated.
Well, it may or may not be ok - does the light that is on have a specific symbol? Oil for example...
As it continued to drive then most items should be ok , but the air filter may need replacing for example and checking the oil level in engine and gearbox also needs to be done.
This has been asked and answered before, see https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/a/52046/10976