Classic car safety - car fire extinguisher a must in a classic car | Hagerty Article


Anyone who has ever owned an old car knows the wisdom of keeping a fire extinguisher or two handy. Whether it’s suspect wiring, oil or gasoline leaking onto something hot, or less-than-judicious use of starting fluid, the possible ignition and accelerant points are manifold in an old car, particularly those of the British persuasion. Even a minor fire can turn into major damage if you’re using a garden hose or, worse, an old chemical-style extinguisher.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2011/10/12/Fire-extinguishers-are-a-garage-essential