Regular vehicle services help to prevent fires

Published: Jul. 25, 2022 at 5:20 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2022 at 5:21 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - On Sunday, July 24, the Natrona County Fire District responded to two separate vehicle fires. According to Statista, there were around 173,000 highway vehicle fires in 2020.

There are a variety of ways these fires can start, but the best way to prevent them is with regular service checks. Many mechanic shops are in the practice of checking over a vehicle when it is brought in for oil changes.

During these checks, they will document issues, but it’s up to the owner to decide what needs to be fixed.

“It’s the customer’s responsibility to get it to the mechanic, it’s the mechanic’s responsibility to tell the customer. Whatever they see that could be going on with the vehicle oil leak, fuel smell, whatever,” said Doyle Johnson’s Auto Repair Owner Todd Allred.

If you see smoke or flames while you are driving, stop, exit the car, and call 911.

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