Diwali is here, and so are the festivities. But amidst all the glitter, it is crucial to keep you and your belongings safe. And since your vehicle is witness to all that happens on the road, it deserves extra protection, especially during Diwali. So here are six things to do to keep your vehicle safe this Diwali.
Keep Windows Shut
First things first, make sure to keep the windows of your vehicle shut at all times. Even when you are driving, make sure not to open your windows to avoid pollution, as well as unexpected fireworks entering your cabin and risking your safety. Even when the vehicle is parked, make sure the windows are tightly shut.
Park in a covered area
When not driving, choose to park your vehicle in a covered area to avoid fireworks falling on your vehicle, causing a dangerous fire, blast etc. Moreover, by parking your car in a covered area, you can ensure that your beloved vehicle is safe from all kinds of particulate matter that can accumulate on your vehicle if parked outside.
Avoid Car Covers
While car covers are instrumental in protecting your vehicle against dust and dirt, they usually aren’t fireproof. This means that your usually useful car covers are dangerous during Diwali, where wandering fireworks can come in contact with your cover, causing a potentially hazardous fire.
Be Alert While Driving
If you happen to drive during Diwali, make sure you are extra aware of your surroundings since people in India tend to burst crackers in the middle of the road. In such a situation, if you happen to drive over a firecracker while it is about to burst, it can cause catastrophic damage to your vehicle as well as your safety.
Have a Fire Extinguisher & First Aid Box Ready
While a fire extinguisher is something that your vehicle should have at all times, during Diwali, this need becomes even more crucial. Keeping a fire extinguisher and a first aid box handy can prepare you for any adversaries you and your vehicle might go through during the festivities.
Do Not Drink and Drive
Diwali is all about celebrating responsibly. So do not drink and drive to keep you and your loved ones safe. Also, since Diwali is a festival where people come out and celebrate, they do not indulge in bad driving habits for the sake of everyone’s safety.
So these were six essential things to do to keep your vehicle safe this Diwali. Stay pinned to the GoMechanic blog for everything automotive. Celebrate Responsibly and a Happy Diwali.