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Keep Your Car Safe This Diwali

Neha Gadoo Neha Gadoo 20 October 2016

Since Diwali is round the corner, follow these safety tips for your car to ensure a safe and fun filled Diwali!

Car Insurance in Diwali

The festival of lights is round the corner. And it’s time to be excited about all the sweets and gifts and new clothes. But even after being extra careful about handling crackers [though, most of us are against fire-crackers] and diyas, we can never completely eliminate the risk of fire.

This is where insurance covers help. Though there are no festival-specific insurance policies in India, in case of fire your car insurance will take care of the damages to your car.

If your car catches fire due to a rocket fired by your neighbor’s notorious son, the repairing expenses can be covered through a cashless car insurance or whichever way your insurance company advises you to.

But since prevention is better than cure, mentioned below are the tips on how to keep your car safe from the risks that Diwali celebration might entail.

Safety Tips to Avoid Damage to Your Car:

  • Park your car in a garage or shelter to avoid damage to your car from firecrackers or sparks from firecrackers.

  • If you do not have a garage, try parking your car at a friend’s place if they have space or park your car in commercial parking lots where you can pay in advance and safely park your car for Diwali.

  • If you are forced to park your car in an open driveway or on the street, choose a place where people are most unlikely to burst firecrackers.

  • Avoid using car covers if you are forced to leave your car out in the open. Most car covers are not fireproof and can become a fire hazard themselves.

  • When you are travelling, stay alert for people lighting firecrackers on the road.

  • Stop your car at a distance if you see anyone lighting a firecracker on the road. Wait till it bursts.

  • Keep your windows closed. This will help avoid any fire cracker or sparks from entering the car by accident.

  • Closing your windows will also help to reduce being exposed to excessive noise pollution due to firecrackers being burst.

  • Carrying a portable fire extinguisher in the car could be helpful not just to put out any fire in the car but also if there is any fire accident nearby.

Do keep these safety tips in mind to ensure a safe and fun filled Diwali and protect your family and your car.

Have fun but stay safe!

Did we miss out on some important Diwali safety tips for cars? Do let us know.

Neha Gadoo
Written by Neha Gadoo
Daring and Bold, Neha loves philosophy, trekking and walking bare feet in the rain. Loves talking and can stare out of a car window for hours continuously.