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Car Fires – A Brief Safety Guide

 Car Fires – A Brief Safety Guide

Car fires aren’t common, but even a small risk is still a risk. With such a deadly circumstance, it’s important to know what to do if you encounter one. Vehicles are robust machines with flammable fuel, electrical wiring, and hot engine components. Your best line of defense is staying informed and prepared for the worst. According to the National Fire Data Center:  45% of fires are caused by mechanical failure.  21% are caused by electrical failure or leaks.  13% are caused by the misuse of flammable products or materials.  What are some warning signs that can lead to a vehicle fire?  Spilled oil under the hood.  Crack or loose wire that’s exposed to metal components  Usually loud sounds coming from the exhaust.  Fuses that continuously blow.  High engine temperature  Extreme changes in fluid levels  Broken hoses   Vehicle fires don’t just start under the hood ... read more

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