It is no matter what car you drive, new or used сar, it always has something to be burnt, so first and foremost this relates to fuel and oil. Wiring under hood, lining of car and something flammable in the trunk can go up in flames. The sparks from faulty wiring, depressurization of fuel, brake, cooling systems with liquid that might be spilled over the engine device or exhaust system components most often are the flame source. And the objects, which are located near the aggregates of high temperature become the flame carrier. In winter, it is often "insulation" of cardboard or textile, off-season time - accumulated leaves, late spring-poplar wool. There is a chance to save your car, if you detect the flame formation for the technical reason in time. The smell of gasoline and burnt rubber in interior, smoke from under the car hood - all these factors preceding the flame formation. In case of fire the wiring is damaged most often, so variety of sensors start to play up, displaying warnings on the panel or refusing to operate at all. Even if you can't see abundant signs of fire, it is better to disconnect one of the accumulator terminals, to relieve the stresses from wiring and, possibly, stop the fire process. Well, what should you do in case of fire outbreak signs finding:
- don't panic, stop and kill the engine
- step out of the car and drop off passengers
- if the fire is small try to put out the fire , using a fire extinguisher, covering by an insulation to limit oxygen access. For this purpose it is possible to use compact cloth. If a fire is started in the engine area, and you don't know what power it takes, it is better not to open the car hood and call 911.
When you try to put out the fire DON'T TAKE UP the car hood, opening access to fresh air. Raise slightly the hood and turn the fire extinguisher stream in the intended area of fire. It's better to do it two together: one person lifts the hood and the second suppresses a fire. Don't open the windows and doors with no need for, if a fire is started in the car interior. The flame can put out and pass into the smoldering stage because of lack of oxygen. Don't try to stamp a large fire out by yourself. In case of impossibility to get under the fire you need to retreat a safe distance away (at least 30 feet), as the fuel tank may explode . People have to be in the safety radius.