I thought when your car lights ablaze the vehicle’s built-in automatic fire suppression system kicks on and saves you but was I ever wrong, because there isn’t one.
Read it online at Autonet.
A car lighting on fire is a rare event, but a smoking engine is more common. Check the colour of the smoke – white is water, black is rubber, and blue is oil. White is the colour you’re hoping for – steam – as it’s the least damaging and dangerous.
Don’t open the hood, and never open the coolant cap – hot liquid will shoot out and burn your face off.
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