Fire in Car: What to do if you get stuck?
Cars are the easiest and relevant mode of transportation in a country like India. The country belongs among the top consumers of automobiles around the world and it is also recognized by the international brands in this industry.
A vehicle fire is not a common thing that you see and experience regularly but when a vehicle catches fire, it has the potential to kill you or do severe damage. So, what should you do if you get stuck in a car fire?
- So, if you are driving a car and see smoke coming out of the vehicle,
- You must immediately move your vehicle to a safe place and stop the car.
- Turn off the ignition of the car to prevent the fire from increasing.
- Now, you must stay calm and think about your ways out.
- Breaking the glass of the car is the best option to get out of the car. But, the windshields on the vehicle are designed specially to be strong and effective so it can be very hard to break them.
- It is an act of intelligence to keep a kit inside your vehicle that would include a spare tire, wheel wrench, and a tripod jack. These things would help you in breaking the windshield and escape.
- In case, you do not have access to the safety kit, you can break the glass with the help of headrest. Many would not know, the headrest consists of pointed ends which help you in breaking the glass and escaping from the fire.
- Once you get out of the car, move away from the burning vehicle to avoid flames and toxic fumes. Make sure you get at least 100 feet away.
- Now, call the emergency number and inform the authorities about the fire.
- If possible, alert the oncoming traffic and protect them from getting caught into the fire.
These steps would help you escape the Spontaneous Car Fire. It is very important to escaping the burning vehicle as everyone wants to live. Apart from these steps, there are several measures that you can take for preventing the fire in the car. These measures include:-
- Check the fuses regularly.
- Clean the spilled oil under the hood.
- Keep a check on oil fluid leaks and wiring exposed with metal.
- If the exhaust sounds very loud, get it checked.
- Make sure that there is no missing cap from the oil filter.
- Ensure that there are no broken or loose hoses.
These are some of the measures that you must take to ensure your vehicle stays protected from some kind of fire. Even above all these measures lies an activity that you must always perform – Regular Car Maintenance. With car maintenance, problems in a vehicle can be recognized and fixed instantly.
Sarthak Moghe is a young, enthusiastic writer who loves modern technology and automobiles. After completing his graduation in Journalism and Mass-Communication, he stepped into the world of adulting as a content writer. When not busy on the keyboard, he likes to explore new topics and hone his sense of humour.