Fix It Yourself Automotive people are basically common sense people. They don’t mind the dirt and the grime that comes with fixing their own automobile.
As a matter of fact, they enjoy a sense of pride and accomplishment when they have fixed their vehicle and it’s purring down the highway with no problems.
They always take a common sense approach because you can get seriously hurt working on your vehicle, especially if you don’t obey the safety rules. These are some of the work-on-your-own-car safety rules.
o The exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide. A poisonous gas. Your working space must be well ventilated.
o Working on your car battery? It contains sulfuric acid. It burns and can explode. Please, no smoking around car batteries. Disconnect them also, you can get a nasty shock. Remove the ground cable to disconnect (-).
o Watch out for the hot parts. Know them well. Exhaust pipes, manifolds and mufflers will burn you badly.
o Absolutely no loose clothing around moving parts. Take your jewelry off. Do you have long hair? Tie it up. Do not work in sandals, they’re for the beach. Put your work boots on.
o Use proper equipment for hoisting and for holding up the car. Are you going under the car? Use the appropriate equipment to stabilize the car while in an upright position. The equipment must be able to support the weight of your car.
o Wipe up oil spills immediately. You’ll avoid slipping and hurting yourself later.
These are a few of the safety rules. There are so many more to observe. If you’re going to fix it yourself, let’s be sensible about it.