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Things to know when your car caught fire

Suddenly a blast of smoke coming up from under the hood with the odor of smoke. Signs of burning! ...

Things to know when your car caught fire 1

Do not attempt to extinguish the fire because your car can be replaced, but your life and acquaintances are irreplaceable.

Although it is very rare for car to caught fire, car users also need to know some things to be able to handle unexpected situations.

Here are a small number of consultants has been compiled from experience and knowledge of the technical staffs working at maintenance centers, auto repairs:

Suddenly a blast of smoke coming up from under the hood with the odor of smoke. Signs of burning! In this case, the user should first calm and make turn signals to move the car to the side. Turn on emergency light. Stop the car as quickly as possible because if the car continues to run, even when moving slowly, air will blow into the hood makes the fire burn faster.

In order to limit the damage, if you can, try not to stop where people are walking or close to buildings because fire can spread to buildings and homes nearby. When the car caught fire, it will create toxic gases from the latex materials and other materials of the car.

The next step should be shutdown and other devices in the car by unplugging the car keys out of the lock and pull the hand brake. Try to leave the car. Please help passengers (if any) inside your car as fast as possible and do not try to get the items to you left on the car. Do not stop facing wind flow because when the car caught fire, the smoke and toxic dust will blow in to your direction.

Signaling other cars that are approaching , at the same time calling for the police or fire deparment or simply 911.

When you leave your vehicle, do not attempt to extinguish the fire because your car can be replaced, but your life and acquaintances are irreplaceable. That's not to mention, the fire extinguishing is not simple. Do not come near the burning car and even think about you can extinguish fire using fire extinguisher, hose or sand. You can only extinguish small fires if only because cigarette butts or electrical short in the cockpit.

Especially for large fires from the front or back of the car, do not try to use fire extinguishers because very likely that the fire will spread to the gas pipeline, which will probably make the car explodes.

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Updated: Jul 16, 2014
Originally Published: Jul 16, 2014
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