Record number of car tyres in 2019

According to the Insurers’ Association, the actual number of car fires is probably higher because leased cars and MTPL-insured cars are not included.

Car fires are mainly caused by arson. Why the number has increased is not clear.

Safety feeling

Insurers are concerned about the upward trend, because there are many fires in residential areas. Such fires can spread to homes or other cars and have a negative effect on the sense of safety of local residents.

The covenant advises owners to park their cars as much as possible in a place where there is light, for example at a lamppost or outside lamp.