Car Care Tips – Brought To You by Keller Bros. Auto Repair

Today's Car Care Tip: My Car Is On Fire! What Should I Do?!

  • Don't panic.
  • Determine if it's smoke or steam.
  • Pull off the road immediately.
  • Unlock power door locks – in case electricity quits.
  • Turn the ignition OFF – to shut off fuel pump and spark plugs.
  • Pull the hood release – so firefighters can put out fire.
  • Get everyone out of the car.
  • Call the fire department.
  • Leave the sunroof, windows and doors closed.
  • Don't open the hood – starve the fire of oxygen.
  • Don't fight the fire yourself. Water won't put out gasoline or electrical fires. Only TYPE B and TYPE C fire extinguisher. Dry chemical is most effective, but leaves corrosive residue.
  • If the fire is under the car: Get out and stay away. The gas tank could explode.

Handy Car Care Tips and Suggestions

Fluid Colors

fluid-colorsThese are what your vehicle’s fluids look like when they’re brand new and just added to your vehicle. If they’re black, smell burnt, or just past your manufacturer’s recommended service interval, getting these fluids changed can prevent big expenses down the road. Click here to see the fluid chart.

Vehicle Systems

These are diagrams of how all of the integral systems in your car work. From your air conditioning, to your brakes, to your engine, use these diagrams to see how everything works, and why certain repairs and preventative maintenance services are necessary, and can save you money in the long run. Click on any picture below to see a larger diagram!