BE­FORE START­ING

Mini Magazine - - Mini Tech -

The first rule of work­ing on cars and us­ing tools of any kind is don’t be stupid. Make sure per­sonal pro­tec­tive gear – gog­gles, gloves, ear de­fend­ers, masks and a set of over­alls - are hang­ing on a hook in your garage and use them wisely.

If you’re work­ing with power tools, pro­tec­tive gear is es­sen­tial. Never at­tempt to work un­der a car with­out sup­port­ing it se­curely us­ing suit­ably strong axle stands. If you haven’t got a fire ex­tin­guisher, buy one and keep it near to hand. The bot­tom line? If you’re not com­pletely con­fi­dent of your own abil­ity to com­plete any task safely, don’t even start it. Leave it to the ex­perts.

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