Two-Wheelers on Fire: How to Prevent Your Two-Wheeler From Catching Fire?

Recently, several motorcycles and scooters have caught fire. To prevent yours from catching fire, here is this article with several tips

In the past few weeks, several motorcycles and scooters in different parts of the country caught fire because of rising temperatures and regular massive heat waves. Therefore, lakhs of two-wheeler owners are now heavily worried about their vehicles. If you are a two-wheeler owner, read this article because the mentioned tips will prevent your vehicle from catching fire.

What is the importance of this article?

For any person, his or her vehicle is an important possession. Not to forget, India is a price-sensitive market and therefore, everyone with a vehicle loves his or her vehicle to a great extent. In short, losing a vehicle to theft or fire is a traumatic experience and thus, we have drafted this article so that none has to go through the above experience.

Correct parking spot

It is important to park your vehicle in a covered, shaded parking space. Therefore, whether you are at home or outside, when not riding; park your motorcycle in a parking spot that has an overhead shade. In short, do not park your motorcycle under direct sunlight.

Carry less petrol

A majority of people in India fill the petrol tank of their vehicle to the brim, which is a big no-no. Be it summer or any other season, if you are not going on a long motorcycle trip, do not fill your tank to the brim. If you are using your motorcycle or scooter for commuting, fill only half a portion of your vehicle’s tank with petrol. For example, if the fuel tank capacity of your vehicle is 14-litre, fill around seven or eight litres of petrol.

Detach the battery terminals

To many owners, this tip may sound like a drastic step, but trust us, it is always a good idea to detach the terminals of the vehicle’s battery. Yes, it is a bit of work, but it only takes a few minutes to detach and then reattach the terminals. Plus, the procedure is straightforward and one canlearn it from YouTube.

A desi jugaad (a native/local hack or trick)

Last but not the least, we have a ‘desi jugaad’ up our sleeves. To keep your vehicle’s fuel tank cool, carry a thick towel and a big water bottle with you. Once you park the vehicle, cover the tank of the vehicle with the towel and then pour water on it. The wet towel will keep down the temperature of the fuel tank.

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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