Fire accidents in cars are more often than not caused by either electrical or mechanical issues among other various causes. Therefore, regularly taking your car up for services will help reduce the risk of a fire accident drastically.Even though Ireland doesn’t give certain requirements pertaining fire extinguisher in car, other European countries like Norway, Denmark, Belgium, and Sweden require that each and every car has one fire extinguisher in it, atleast.
Below are the first three most important questions when thinking of purchasing a fire extinguisher.So, if you need to get a fire extinguisher for your car, read what experts that work with us recommend.
For fire extinguishers, what it is the best to get for my private car?
For your private car, we advise an ABC Dry Powder extinguisher because it is very effective on highly combustible liquids like grease, gasoline, and petrol as well as inflammable solids like plastics and upholstery that make up the interior of cars. Apart from that, it is a safe means to quench electronic fires. It is worthy of note, however, that using the ABC Dry Powder on engine fire can lead to rusting.To avoid this, after use, all extinguisher content should be washed off as soon as possible.
Is a Foam extinguisher also good?
Yes, it is. You could decide to get a foam fire extinguisher in car if you want. But in terms of utility and benefits, the ABC Dry Power is far better. For instance, the foam fire extinguisher can be rendered ineffective by ice. Walk into any our Advice Centers to know more about the advantages and disadvantages of various fire extinguishers
What is the perfect size of fire extinguisher to keep in my car?
A 1Kg or 2Kg ABC Dry Powder fire extinguisher is recommended for your private car. Getting smaller extinguishers may be economical but not as effective as the standard in terms of quenching fire.Note that the 1kg Powder Fire Extinguisher has a mean discharge duration of six (6) seconds while the 2kg has a mean discharge duration of ten (10) seconds.
When deciding on the size of fire extinguisher for your car, also take note of the size of your car in terms of where the extinguisher will be placed.