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Updated on Jul 13, 2022
Predicting what will happen in the future is something that no one can say. Likewise, we don’t know what might happen to us on the road while driving our car. When you are on the road, any unforeseen situation can take place such as a flat tyre, fuel leakage, or a sudden fire engulfing your car engine and so on.
But are you prepared for any such fatal situation of your car being on fire? Do you know what to do when car catches fire? If you are looking for such answers, you must read on. In this blog we are discussing how a car can catch fire and what you must do if you find your car on fire.
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Your vehicle gives away warning signals when there is something wrong with the machine and that is the right time to visit a mechanic. So, it is important to understand and note such warnings to avoid a car on fire. For this, you should first know the precise reasons when your car might catch fire.
Here are some reasons when your car can catch fire:
There are certain signals that your car will indicate to convey that it is likely to catch fire. However, the important thing is to read such signs timely and act accordingly before your car catches fire. Taking immediate action is very important and so you have to be fast in reading such warning signs. It is also important to note such signs to save your car from damage as well as to ensure the safety of the people sitting in the car.
So, below are some signs to note if you don’t want your car to catch fire:
All the above and many other signs will predict that there is something wrong with your car and a fire might catch anytime. So, if you notice any of these signs, you must not use the car for driving and call a mechanic immediately.
Moreover, with regular servicing of your car you can reduce such a situation and tackle it easily before it becomes serious.
Here are the things that you must do if you see your car catching fire or if you see any flame/smoke coming from any parts of the car in case of a car fire accident:
Whether your insurance policy covers against fire damages in your car or not actually depends on the type of insurance policy. A comprehensive car insurance plan will allow coverage of the loss caused to your car due to fire. However, in case of a third-party liability insurance cover, it will not protect you against any damages if your car catches fire.
Safety of the people sitting in the car as well as located outside the car is the first priority in case of a fire on car. The next important thing is to follow the safety instructions and inform the concerned authority as mentioned above in the blog. By following the required measures, you can get the fire extinguished quickly and avoid any major loss.
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