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PREVENT VEHICLE FIRES
vehicle fires can be more terrifying than a serious collision. Although the
frequency of vehicle fires is quite low, when one does occur, the severity is
causes of vehicle fires are smoking, dragging brakes, overheated tires and
faulty wiring and exhaust systems. We must be just as careful, if not more so,
in our vehicles as we are in our homes.
know, smoking is prohibited when you are transporting hazardous materials.
However, it is also a good idea to refrain from smoking when driving. If you
must smoke, be extra careful when disposing of ashes, matches and butts. The
best place to end your smoke is in an ashtray. Discarded butts or ashes often
blow back into the vehicle, starting a fire.
safeguard against vehicle fires is regular maintenance of braking system. If the
vehicle does not coast freely, the brakes may be dragging and initiate a fire.
Have a qualified mechanic check your vehicle to assure proper adjustment of the
brakes and wheel bearings.
know that a small pinhole in your exhaust system can be a dangerous fire hazard?
The hot gases act as an ignition source and can combine with accumulated grease
and oil, developing into a major fire. Again, constant maintenance is an
absolute must to prevent a vehicle fire.
good idea to have your wiring checked every time you have your vehicles motor
oil changed. It only takes a few minutes to make sure that this fire source
remains under control.
major cause of vehicle fires is overheated tires. Under‑inflation is a
principle source of tire fires. Under‑inflation causes the casing of the
tire to continually bend and flex, and, like a piece of metal bent back and
forth, the tire becomes hotter and hotter until a fire breaks out.
let a vehicle fire put you down. Vehicle fires can start anywhere when
conditions are right. Keep your vehicle clean, well maintained and avoid smoking
or at least careless smoking.
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