1. Regular car maintenance
The majority of car fires are caused by broken electrical circuits, electric wires melting from heat and short-circuits. Therefore, to prevent fire and explosion, regularly have the car's electrical system serviced by professionals.
2. Close the fuel tank cap tightly
If the lid of the gas tank is loose, then the flame will flare up when the engine is started. A leaking fuel pipe or a spark from a hot battery will cause a fire. Therefore, check carefully before starting the machine.
Always to squeeze it really hard before closing the outside lid
3. Bring a fire extinguisher
Always leave the fire extinguisher in the vehicle and use it in the event of a fire. Even if you extinguish the fire, do not continue driving. Call the rescue team for them to come and check.
This can put out the fire put does not prevent it from happening again, call for help afterward
4. Do not pimp the car with too many external electrical accessories
Overloaded batteries can cause the vehicle to burn from within, so it is advisable to narrow down the installation of fancy lights, sound systems, and other electronic systems.
5. Do not smoke in the car
Do not smoke in cars due to fire from cigarettes can fall into the car and under hot temperatures, it will quickly burst into flames. If you notice any unusual smoke, pull over to the side of the road and get out of the car to check.
6. Use proper compressed gas
One of the main cause of car burning is the alternative compressed gas. Go to state-licensed stores if you are intended to switch from liquid to gas.
7. Do not store fragrant spray or perfume in the car
Bottles of fragrant perfume or sprays are prone to bursting at high temperatures, so do not leave them on the dashboard in the hot summer months, or ideally leave them at home.
8. In the event that a fire happens, remember the following things
Do not open the hood
Do not open the hood if there is a fire under the bonnet as this will cause more oxygen-rich air to enter the fire, thus making it burns more fiercely.
It is critical not to open the car hood
Do not bother the belongings
Most of the casualties recorded in car fires because of the owners trying to get the most out of the car by taking out as many belongings as possible. Remember a car on fire can explode at any time or it can burn deep to cause severe burns to you.
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