How to ensure safety while refuelling your car: Key tips

  • Refuelling a car may be just a one-snap affair, but you should follow some rules to ensure safety.
Refuelling a car may be just a one-snap affair, but you should follow some rules to ensure safety. (HT_PRINT)
Refuelling a car may be just a one-snap affair, but you should follow some rules to ensure safety.

Fossil fuels like petrol and diesel are highly flammable. With petrol pumps storing a large amount of combustible fuel in their storage tanks, a fuel station is one of the places where the utmost safety protocol should be followed. Being alert at a petrol pump while visiting to refuel your car should be a priority. Also, you should follow and practice some basic rules at any fuel station while refuelling your vehicle.

Here are some crucial tips you should follow at a fuel station while refuelling your vehicle.

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Kill the engine

Once you are at a fuel station and one of the attendants is about to begin refuelling your car, always turn off the car's engine. The engine and its components at work involve a process of combustion, which means there are sparks of fire. Considering that, it is always safe to keep the engine turned off while the car is being refuelled in an attempt to avoid any mishap. Petrol or diesel being highly flammable, it won't take much time to erupt a major fire in case of an accident. Hence, kill the car’s engine as a precaution.

Keep away from fire

A fuel station sits on top of tons and tons of highly combustible fuel. This poses a huge danger threat. A small spark of fire is enough to make the place an inferno. Hence, it is an obvious precaution not to use any item at a fuel station that could start a fire. Never light a lighter or a matchstick, even if you are a chain smoker and feeling a strong urge while at a fuel station. Don't let your kid use the magnifying glass there.

Switch off the mobile phone

It has been scientifically proven that mobile phones emit a certain level of radiation. Your mobile device may heat up on a sunny day and pose a threat of explosion, which could result in a chain reaction leading to a major fire incident at a fuel station. In short, talking on a mobile phone could prove to be highly dangerous at a fuel station. Hence, always be sure to switch your phone off before you enter the fuel station.

How to ensure safety while refuelling your car
Step 1 :

Kill the engine

Step 2 :

Keep away from fire

Step 3 :

Switch off the mobile phone

First Published Date: 28 Mar 2023, 20:14 PM IST
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