Generally, the reason for a car catching fire is a severe collision but some of fire incidents occur without the crash. With certain precautions these accidents can be avoided. Collision fire car can be repaired but the other one might result in a complete burnout. Replacing the burned accessories and parts of the car can increase the load on your pocket. Here are few tips to prevent a car fire.
1) Inspection of car parts should be done on regular basis like checking fuel pipes for any cracks, leakage or softness that could further deteriorate in future. If required replace the old line hoses with the new ones as most of the old cars have line hoses which are less sustainable to current gasoline.
2) Always keep your engine section clean. Neat and tidy compartment helps it easier to find out any leakage among wires.
3) For smokers, clean out the waste and trash under the seat and on the floor of the car as a burning spark of cigarette falling on the paper can set stage for a fire.
4) You can also buy a fire extinguisher to minimize the risk of fire. Try to mount it somewhere inside the vehicle instead of keeping it on floor as in frightening situations to lift a heavy material is tough while a mounted one is easy to use.
5) Some car buyers, in trying to save money install most of the things like stereo system by themselves. Remember a spark in the wiring can set the car ablaze within no time so insulating the wires is the best way to avoid this.