How to avoid car fire?

Image of a burning car

While house fires are common car fires are not. But if you are stuck in the middle of one it can be a dangerous situation hence it is always better to take some precautionary measures.

  • Never smoke in your car
  • Never leave flammables in your car like gasoline, explosives, lighter fluid, aerosol cans, nail polish, alcohol, etc.
  • Scan the outside area for any fire hazard
  • Avoid reckless driving
  • Check for damaged or loose wiring
  • Check for oil or fuel leaks
  • Maintain your car battery
  • Respond immediately when a strange odour (e.g. gasoline, burning rubber, burning plastic), smoke or flames are present. A clear sign is if it comes from under the hood or wheel

Issued in public interest by Dolburn

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