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
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