Follow these simple steps:
1. Turn off ignition, place in park and engage hand brake.
2. Evacuate car, shut doors and keep area clear for a safe distance.
3. Ensure Fire Brigade is called.
4. If it is SAFE and you are confident then:
- If fire under bonnet – release bonnet catch only. Do not lift bonnet as rush of air could cause flare-up resulting in serious burns. Discharge contents of extinguisher through bonnet gap.
- If fire in cabin – then discharge contents of extinguisher into cabin directly on to fire and close door.
- If LPG powered – turn off main supply valve (familiarise yourself with its location).
- If extinguisher available, attempt to extinguish fire with extreme caution.
IMPORTANT: Smoke from burning plastics etc. contains many toxic substances. Avoid breathing smoke at all costs.
5. When fire has been extinguished:
- Remove battery leads from terminals, if safe to do so.
- Do not drive car until checked by auto electrician or qualified mechanic.
6. We recommend the purchase of a 1A 5B(E) dry powder portable fire extinguisher, installed in an easily accessible location.
Know The Danger Signs
- Cracked or loose wiring or electrical problems, including a fuse that blows more than once
- Oil or fluid leaks
- Oil cap not on securely