You may heard or watched self-ignition on TV or at the accident scene. It’s a terrible accident which cause the car burned entirely. When stop in the park, it will also burn other cars, which is a huge lost.
Then here comes the question, why there is self-ignition?
For the cars run many years, it may self-ignite because of the short circuit caused by wire aging. Some old car changes a lot of wires, so it brings hidden trouble to self-ignition. Besides, because of the high temperature, the oil hose or fuel hose may distort and then cause leakage. Once the leakage comes to a certain concentration with a open fire, it will self-ignite.
In cars, there are leather decorations and toys, which are easy to speed up the burning. If people around detect the self-ignition in time, it still have opportunity to save the car. But if nobody detect, the fire may spread to the engine cabin and finally cause the car scrap. In fact, there are signs before the self-ignition like abnormal sound, smoke and charring smell.
What to do if there is self-ignition when driving a car.
As I mentioned above, there will be signs before the self-ignition. When you smell charring smell or there is any smoke, you should stop and check what’s the problem is. If it’s self-ignition and the fire is small, you can extinguish it with carry-on extinguisher. But if the fire is large and unstoppable, you should drive it to a spacious area which is far from human and constructions. Then call the police and fire-fighting.
In hot summer, what can we do to prevent self-ignition?
First, check the oil and fuel hose
We may find there is leakage on the chassis. In high temperature season, this can be the fire point for self-ignition. Most of the self-ignition accident caused by oil hose problem. So you should check your car regularly. When there is any leakage or aging oil hose, you should change a new one or repair in professional store.
Second, check the wires
The wires also should be checked regularly, especially for the cars used for over 3 years or there is any refit. When the engine works, the temperature of ignition coil will be very high. This will cause the insulation layer soften, aging and cracking. The ignition electricity break through the insulation layer and cause leakage, further cause self-ignition.
Besides the regular regulation. You should choose reliable oil hose and other relevant hoses. That’s really important because high quality auto hose is durable with longer lifespan. OrientFlex is a professional manufacturer and supplier of auto hose. We have two series, rubber series and silicone series. Rubber series includes oil hose, fuel hose, brake hose and many others. While silicone series includes silicone hump hose, silicone straight hose, elbow and many others.
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