Cars catching a fire on Joburg roads

A lot of cars seem to be catching fires on our roads this spring clearly calling out to the upcoming summer.

A BMW 3 series went up in flames and burned to ashes on Witkoppen in Fourways on Tuesday. A Uno turned up the heat on a busy Refinery road in Germiston on Wednesday.

An eyewitness told Randburg Sun that the flame that engulfed the BMW was so vast they could not figure out if the driver was still in the car or not as they could not see anyone leaving the car.

The Uno Fire also lived up to its name and slowed down traffic in Germiston.

A Twitter‘s resident traffic spotter @PigSpotter said that this is the 7th BMW to catch fire.

What was left of the BMW 3 series after catching fire on Witkoppen. Picture Credit: Randburg SunUno Fire in flames in Germistons. Picture Credit: Randburg Sun

BMW 3 series and Uno fire that went up in smokes on Joburg roads this week. Picture Credit: Randburg Sun

Here is how you can prevent your car from catching fire:

Since a car has a lot of flammable material and liquids like oil and the petrol it runs on, take your car in as soon as you see any leaks underneath and these might ignite.

Many vehicle fires are caused by mechanical or electrical failure that can be prevented if the vehicle is properly maintained. So be sure to have regular check-ups for your car.

Also remember to take breaks when travelling long distances to not only allow yourself some rest but to also give the car a chance to cool down.

After being involved in a crash, leave some space between you and the car. Especially if there is smoke coming either from the engine or part of the car where the fuel tank is situated.

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