What is the best Fire extinguisher for your vehicle?

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Best Car Fire Extinguisher Review for Classic, Race, Truck, Home And Garage

What could be worse than losing a car to a fire? Stopping the fire, but damaging your automobile by spraying chemicals onto a burning vehicle and ruining your paint, Aluminum and Chrome. 

Can fire extinguishers damage car paint?

Yes, depending on the chemical type of fire extinguisher, it could be worse than that. Some types of fire extinguishers should never be used on engines as they will cause the aluminum to corrode. That is why we are so interested in the new Element Fire Extinguisher that will never make a mess of your vehicle.

Element Fire Extinguisher is the best for vehicles

  • Leaves NO RESIDUE & NO MESS – e.g. no additional damage to the engine or bodywork

  • Works on ALL MAJOR types of fire – Fights all major fire classes: A, B, C & K (cooking oils and grease) fires – no trying to guess whether its the right type to use.

  • Lasts far LONGER to fight the fire – over double the discharge time than other domestic extinguishers.

  • SAFE & EASY to use – Once activated, one-handed use. Totally non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

  • FAST but secure activation to prevent it accidentally triggering it

  • No Expiry Date, No Servicing, No Maintenance

  • SMALL & LIGHT – Keep it at hand and not hidden or inaccessible in the boot



Which Fire Extinguisher do you use for which fire?

Sadly, there are many ways a fire can easily start in your car. Have you checked those old fuel lines? Is all the wiring OK? How's that carburetor? Is your Catalytic Converter overheating? Do you have any fluid leaks?

Within minutes, your pride and joy could be ruined and written off forever. Fortunately, with the new Element Fire Extinguisher (known in the UK as the Fire Safety Stick,) you can be protected from all fires. There is no other product that offers such all-around fire protection quickly and easily. Small and light for you to keep it at hand when vital seconds count. It works on all types of fires, plastic, fabric, wood, gas, propane, electrical and even cooking oil. All other extinguishers can only work on certain types of fire, but get the wrong one and there could be horrific consequences. Not with the Fire Safety Stick though, you are perfectly safe using it on all fires.

There’s no expiry date on the Element Fire Extinguisher, nor does it need servicing and checking every year (other extinguishers do!) so once you have your Element fire safety stick, its always there ready if that moment comes when you need it straight away.

Element Fire Extinguisher works on all types of fires

Fights all major fire classes: A, B, C & K (cooking oils and grease) fires – no trying to guess whether its the right type to use.




The only thing worse than a car Fire, can be putting one out!

Have you seen the mess a Fire Extinguisher causes?

If you have a small fire in the engine compartment and you use a dry powder or foam extinguisher then it’s the extinguisher that may cause far more damage than the fire did. Some extinguishers leave residue after use which is hard to clean or worse, malfunctions the electric circuit and the engine. In fact, not only will some fire extinguishers make a mess, they may ruin your engine as chemicals will form a corrosive coating on anything over 350 degrees. If the extinguisher is not chosen well, you might end up with one that will cause more damage than a fire would. With the Element Fire Extinguisher though, there is no residue and no further damage to the vehicle.

Can you put out a fire in 10 seconds?

Now compare the fire fighting time of the Element Fire Extinguisher with that of a conventional fire extinguisher. Over 50 seconds of fire fighting time with the Element, whereas it's just 10-14 seconds with the heavier, bulky, messer 5-pound extinguisher. If you have a 2.5-pound extinguisher, that fire fighting time is cut in half. So ask yourself, which you would rather have?



What if I think I have an underhood fire?

If you think there is a fire in your engine compartment, pop the hood latch but do not open the hood, which may result in a burst of flame and burns to yourself. Rather, pop the hood latch and try and stick the extinguisher into the narrow space between the hood and the front grill. Or shoot the gas from the stick from ground level upward into the underside of the engine. I’ve gone 40 years without an engine fire but for those of us that drive classic cars, it must be a sickening feeling to watch your pride and joy go up in flames. Having an Element Fire Extinguisher in the glove box may be invaluable!



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