Sector Commander Mr. Sunday Ajayi gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said there was increase in Vehicular Fire because of change in weather.
Ajayi, who said the sector recorded not less than three cases of burnt vehicles on Enugu-Onitsha Expressway in the last four days, warned motorists to be wary of the electrical and wiring of their vehicles.
He said carrying combustible items, including petrol, should be discouraged.
Ajayi, however, said nobody died in the fires, adding that a few minor injuries were recorded.
“We must remember we are in the dry season and the harmattan is here.
“Our advice is that motorists should ensure that the electrical and wiring conditions of their vehicles are in order.
“Just yesterday, a luxury bus burst into flames. It did not collide with anything, but suddenly it went up in flames.
“A similar fire was recorded at Umunya. Last Friday, a Sport YUtility Vehicle (SUV) got burnt. It means the change in weather is causing vehicular fire.
“We are lucky no death was recorded in the incidents. Motorists are advised to ensure they guard against these incidents,” he said.
The sector commander said motorists should ensure their fire extinguisher was handy and in good condition, adding that the disaster could have been mitigated if the fire was fought at the budding stage.
He said the season would witness more tyre blowouts.
Ajayi said motorists should ensure their tyres were rightly gauged. NAN