Diwali is not just a season for happiness, but also this festival brings friends and family together. In today’s world when each family member works in a different part of the country, we often travel long distances to spend a few days or a week together to celebrate Diwali with our loved ones.

Before you travel this Diwali, here are a few safety tips to keep your car and yourself safe.

#1 Garage Parking

First and foremost, you should avoid parking your car on streets or in open spaces where firecrackers may hit them. You never know when one can break your glasses or hurt the paint.

#2 Avoid using car cover

Avoid using car covers if you are forced to leave your car out in the open. Most parking covers are not fireproof and susceptible to stray sparks or fire.

#3 Keep windows shut

Ensure that your car windows are tightly shut while driving or when parked. The interior is inflammable and there is a possibility of it catching fire from fireworks landing inside the vehicle.

#4 Carry Fire Extinguisher

Make a habit of carrying a fire extinguisher in the vehicle. Carrying it makes it easier to control the fire when in awkward conditions.

#5 Carry a first aid kit

Always carry a first aid kit in your car when you travel. The kit becomes all the more relevant during Diwali when you are likely to face injuries and might need medicines.

#6 Keep your policy documents handy

Your vehicle insurance policy details should be carried at all times. If you have roadside assistance and face any damages during Diwali, the insurance company would send you immediate help if you can provide them with the policy number quickly after the accident.

#7 Don't Drink and Drive

Drinking alcohol and driving is one of the major contributors to road accidents. During the festive season, you should avoid consuming alcohol as your life is not worth gamble be it on Diwali or any regular day.

Do keep these safety tips in mind to ensure a safe and fun-filled Diwali and protect your family and your car.

Happy driving!