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Safety Tips when working on your car

May 13th, 2013  |  Insurance

It is not uncommon for people to work on their car in their garage or in their driveway. Many people perform simple repairs to their vehicle and others do all of the work on their car. They do oil changes, rotate their tires, and make repairs to issues they have with the motor of their vehicle.

Whether you are a skilled mechanic or not, you still need to be conscious of safety when working on your car, especially when at home. You never know what could happen and you always need to be prepared.

  1. Know what you are doing: Before you begin any type of repair, make sure you know what you are doing. You need to be prepared for potential issues to arise and you need to know how to handle them in a safe way.
  2. Have the right tools: Never attempt to perform a repair without the correct tools. Refrain from using substitutes to try to do the job. This could create a whole host of issues.
  3. Have proper lighting: No matter where you are working on your car, you need proper lighting to ensure you can see everything clearly.
  4. First aid kits: It is important to have a first aid kit handy at all times. You never know when an injury could happen and you need to be prepared.
  5. Secure your surroundings: If you are going to work on your car at home, then you need to secure your surrounding and remove anything that could create a problem. Remove items that could catch fire and things that could fall or get in the way.

Do you work on your car? Or, do you leave it to a mechanic? 

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