How to keep your car safe this Diwali

Festive season is that time of the year when most of us are excited about sweets, crackers and colourful lights all around. Although, we manage to protect our dear ones and ourselves while playing with firecrackers, we often tend to miss out that our beloved cars are left to fend for themselves out in the open. After a pleasant holiday, the unpleasant sight of a damaged vehicle the next morning is definitely not something which anyone will like to see. Read below to learn how to keep your car safe this Diwali.

Garage parking

For those who do not own a private garage parking space, finding one or making arrangement this Diwali is recommended. A covered garage will prevent misfired rockets or spark from crackers damaging your vehicle.

Avoid car covers

Avoiding car parking covers during the festival of lights in event if you are forced to park your vehicle n open. Most of the parking covers are not fire proof and is inflammable when it comes in contact with sparks or fire.

Alertness while driving

While driving it is important to watch out for people lighting firecrackers on the road. Being caught unaware in a sudden loud firecracker bursting noise can also result in loss of vehicle control. Least said, you would not want crackers going off near the fuel pipes.

Keep windows closed

Ensure that the car windows are properly closed while driving or when parked. The interior is inflammable and there is a possibility of it catching fire from random fireworks landing inside the vehicle.

Fire Extinguisher

Ideally, motorist should make it a habit to carry a fire extinguisher in the vehicle be it the festive season or otherwise. Having one makes it easier to control fire whenever the vehicle is involved in any untoward incident. It should be placed where it is easily accessible to occupants.

As a responsible citizen, it goes without saying that we should avoid bursting crackers beside someone else’s vehicle, just the way we would not like someone playing around our vehicle. Avoid bursting noisy and dangerous crackers and let’s make it a pleasant one in true sense for everyone around. Happy Diwali!

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Honda City Exterior
[“Source-timesofindia”]