Top 5 Car Repair Safety Tips

Top 5 Car Repair Safety Tips

Many among us like to do our own car repairs, but not all of us have the qualifications or experience for it. However too many people are injured or killed every each year, due to car repair accidents. Often caused because they didn't really consider safety or know how to work on their vehicles correctly in the first place. If you aren’t comfortable working on your car yourself, you should always drop it in to a trade certified mechanic. This avoids you damaging your vehicles or causing injury to yourselves.These are some of the safety tips that you need to remember in order for you to stay accident-free while working on your own car :

 

1. Ensure the car is correctly elevated off the ground

As any auto mechanic will tell you, this is one of the most common reasons why people are going to the ER. Because they aren't lifting and supporting the car properly. And, when the car falls off the jack, you can get seriously injured or even die because of the weight of the vehicle. You should make sure that you are jacking the car up and supporting it correctly before you are even consider working under the vehicle. This is the only way that you can know that you will get out safely.

2. Avoid working on your car by yourself

Yes, you should never work on your vehicle alone. Whether you’re repairing a blown head gasket or fixing your cars air conditioning, just having someone to sit with you while you are working. This is so that if an accident happens and you are unable to help yourself, there is someone nearby that can assist. It often happens that a person was working alone on their vehicle when an accident happens they could have lived from if there were just someone that could have assisted them in time.

3. Always use the cars instruction booklet as a guide

Only experienced mechanics should work without the car instruction booklet. If your vehicle doesn't have one, you can Download Yours for Free Here. Working on your car without one can be dangerous, especially if you don't really know what you are doing, and trying to repair electrical stuff on the vehicle. When you have the manual with you, you will know what precautions you need to take, and what precautions you don't need to worry about.

4. Wear protective gloves

Wear gloves. No, not those that will protect your hand and fingers against the cold, or  ensure that you don' t burn or get your hands dirty. We are talking about the gloves that ensure that you don't cut your hands open or lose a finger or two. Safety gloves. If you never have used safety gloves before, then this might be time to start now. You will still be able to repair the car, but this time  you will get to keep all your fingers!

5. Take the car for a spin

Whether you’re working on a private or commercial vehicle, when you are done repairing your car, and before taking anybody in the car with you, there is one other thing that you need to do. You should take the car for a spin. Drive slowly and make sure that everything sounds and looks fine to you. There should be no other noises, vibrations or signs that the vehicle isn't repaired correctly. Ensuring that the vehicle is safe for your family.

These tips will help ensure that you will live to build another day. Too many people fall victim to freak accidents due to poor repair on their vehicles. With this guide, you will know what you should be doing, so that you ensure your safety while repairing your vehicle. Remember, the best way to ensure that your car doesn’t encounter issues that require DIY fixes is to have it taken in for a regular service. This will ensure that you know your vehicle will be repaired correctly, without risking any injury to you.

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