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Last time we discussed a few safety tips regarding your little stunt that you’re always willing to perform with your car. The professionals working with the leading Auto Parts Vancouver firms would recommend not doing any repairs on your own but since you insisted so hard upon it, there are a few precautions that you should always follow.

We threw a little light on some of the precautions in our previous post; now let’s explore it a little more with this blog. All the leading Auto Parts Surrey experts and sellers would tell you to look out for the most common and simple safety measures that are easy to implement. These would help you out in carrying out almost all kinds of repairs on your car. Let’s begin with:

Watching Out For The Airbags In Your Car!

Yes, working on the steering column can be a big risk. If you’ve decided to go under the instrument panel or the dashboard, you need to take care of a few things always. Make sure that the battery is disconnected. Then before making any other move, wait for at least 15 minutes before you proceed further with disassembling anything or carrying on a wiring test. Also remember, that if you cross, jump or short wires in the air bag circuit, it could deploy the airbag(s) and that can lead to an injury. For your reference you will find that the air bag wiring is often YELLOW in color.

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Don’t Manhandle Electrical Connections

The leading Auto Parts Vancouver experts and professionals would tell you never to disconnect or unplug any electrical connector when the engine runs. Same applies to when the key is in the "on" position. Do these things only when you are specifically instructed in a shop manual to do that as a part of the diagnosis. If you want to save the sensitive and expensive electronic components of the engine from voltage spike and damage, make sure not to unplug connectors while the current flows through them.

A Word About Loose Clothing

Your Auto Parts Surrey installer will always suggest you to NOT wear loose clothing while performing a repair on your car or engine. Same applies to jewelry or rings, neckties, gloves or scarves when you are working on your vehicle. Remember to tie your hair back if it is long and cover it with something that doesn’t let any strands lose. These can easily become entangled in the moving parts of the engine such as pulleys or screws, or tapes and belts and the like and can cause you serious injury, dismemberment or even death in some cases! These are some safety precautions for you from the books of expert professionals. We will be back with more where these came from, so stay tuned!