Drivers are often warned that filling up cars and motorbikes on hot days can be very dangerous. Is that true?
"Warning! Due to rising temperatures in the following days, please do not fill the gas tank. That may explode the fuel tank . If you want to refuel, pour half and subtract part of the space. This week there were 5 fire accidents that happened because the gas tank was filled up Don't just read the message, share it so everyone and your family know about it, help them avoid being wrong This mistake . ".
The fuel system has been designed to cope with the steam rising from the fuel.
The same warnings often appear and are shared on the Internet, especially when a heat wave occurs. But in fact, is this concern true?
According to experts, the driver should not be worried because the warnings do not have any truth. Manufacturers have designed and built cars or motorcycles to be able to operate in all climates and tested with extreme weather including hot and cold.
The fuel system has been designed to cope with the steam rising from the fuel, so there is no risk of explosion. And in fact, the driver may be in trouble because there is not enough fuel in the car.
Replying to Anh Express newspaper, Rod Dennis, a spokesman for British car insurance company RAC, said: "There is no truth here. All passenger car fuel systems are okay. designed to deal with any fuel expansion or evaporation ".
"There is no risk of exploding from filling fuel tanks and driving should not worry. There are risks when cars exhaust fuel especially if you are driving long distance, so we really recommend Please refill the gas tank when necessary ".
"We advise people not to share this misinformation on social media."