GPS Car Tracking


The installation of a GPS car tracking system will enable you to follow the movement or check the location of any car fitted with the device. There are two forms of car tracking devices; passive and real time GPS tracking.

Passive devices simply keep a log of the vehicles status, direction and speed, which are saved to a memory chip. These can be retrieved at some later time and used to analyse and monitor the driver’s performance or to optimise a vehicles route.

Real time devices signal the location of the vehicle via a satellite link to the GPS database every 5 minutes and the user can access this information directly over the Internet. It is able to give accurate positional information for any vehicle fitted with a relaying device.

There are a wide variety of uses for which these GPS trackers can be used.

1. Security companies to check locations of personnel and work vehicles, ideal for use by banking and financial institutions.

2. Management of fleet vehicles, cars, buses, vans or lorries, such as taxis, ambulances or couriers.

3. Rental Car monitoring, checking on mileage and location of rented cars for pickup.

4. Ideal for use by courier delivery so both customer or company can keep track of parcels and delivery vans.

5. Personal vehicles to track their movements or recovery if they are stolen.

6. Insurance companies or sales personnel to monitor mileage and locations.

7. Management and location of critical response teams, whether security, rescue or medical teams.

There is also the possibility of connecting a “help or panic” button to the system, which will send out an alert if there is a sudden problem, break down or security breach, thus initiating a response team.

Passive systems are not as responsive and serve more as a record of an automobiles journey, daily use or weekly trips. They can record such parameters as speed, direction and time but are only accessible once the GPS tracker’s memory chip is retrieved.

These types of GPS devices are used both as open monitoring systems for company performance and statistics and as part of covert undercover, surveillance jobs where tracking an individuals movements or a cars journey is important. In either case the devices are small and unobtrusive and easily concealed within the body or underside of a vehicle. These can be simply traced with a simple call from a mobile phone and the GPS tracker will send a message back broadcasting its position.


Source by Alex Hunt

The Dangers of Bull Bars in Road Traffic Accidents


Do you know what a bull bar is? Many SUVs have bull bars on the front of their vehicles in an effort to protect their cars and their passengers in the event of a collision with an animal.

What Do They Look Like?

A bull bar is a device that is fitted on the front of the SUV. It does not come standard on the vehicle, it is added to the vehicle. These bars vary in size and shape, however they are usually made out of welded steel or aluminum tubing.

Why Are They Controversial?

In the UK and the rest of Europe bull bars remain controversial. Although many claim that these devices are helpful at preventing injuries, reports indicate that they actually cause many deaths. On average, over 2,000 people in Europe die as a result of a collision with a bull bar and an additional 18,000 people are seriously injured.


The major people that seem to be at risk when it comes to these common bars are pedestrians. Because the majority of them are constructed of metal, if they were to be hit by a car with a them attached, their injuries could be fatal. However, some people argue that the new technology of the these bars is safer for pedestrians. Yet, if this is true, than how could they still be effective at preventing collisions with animals?

Do They Make Cars Safe?

While there may be some potential benefits to using a bull bar on your car, the costs seem to outweigh them in this situation. The research seems to show that motorists can injure the lives of others on the road when they drive with thesel bars on their car. It is not safe or fair to the other drivers on the road because the metal does not crash well and can do serious harm to others on the road including pedestrians.

When They Make Sense?

Why then do people use these bars if they are not safe? The truth is they make sense for some cases. If you do a lot of off road driving and you may be at risk for running into animals, then you should place a bull bar on your SUV. However, if you are going to be driving around the streets of England, then you will be risking the lives of others by driving with a bars like this on your car. Therefore, try to think before you act. Remember, you are not the only person on the road and part of being a good driver means taking responsibility for not only yourself but also the others on the road. This is a decision that every good driver makes daily. You can do it as well. Good luck.


Source by Tom Sangers

The Top 5 Ways To Add Extra Ponies To Your Nissan 300ZX Twin-Turbo


The Nissan 300ZX Twin-Turbo has one of the most powerful engines created for the best Nissans.The VG30DETT has huge amounts of potential. This engine is putting out 300hp and almost 290 foot Lbs. of torque stock! The twin turbocharged and inter-cooled engine lacks very little. Read on to find the 5 most cost effective modifications to give you the most horsepower for your hard earned dollar!


Throttle body modification:

The throttle body modification isn’t going to be the biggest gain in hp in the world, but the best part is, it’s FREE! In case you missed that, yes, its completely free! All you need for this modification is a metal file or a 10mm wrench (depending on what year 300zx). All you have to do is simply remove a nut or a bump of molded aluminum that is sitting right by your throttle cable. This bump or nut is preventing your throttle from being able to open completely. By allowing it to open completely you’ve increased your air flow which increases your horse power.


Upgraded air filter:

An upgraded air filter is the most basic of all modifications. Adding a higher flow filter is going to allow your Nissan cars [] engine to consume a much larger amount of oxygen then the stock air box. Imagine attempting to run a mile while using a straw to breath. It’s not a lot different for your car if you modify the car and not the air filter.


Upgraged exhaust system:

An upgraded exhaust system is the same concept as upgrading your air filter. All the air that is being consumed by the engine needs to be evacuated. The problem that many people run into is they go about doing this the completely wrong way. BIGGER IS NOT BETTER! Having an exhaust that is to large for your car is actually going to hurt your 300zx’s performance. You should have no more than a 3 inch system unless you plan on running somewhere around 1000hp! This problem is somewhat obvious, but one that very few people think of; the bigger exhaust drops exhaust temperatures considerably. Having a lower temperature means the air traveling through the exhaust system is going to be much heavier and thus harder to move, which hurts your engines performance. Installing the correct exhaust size is going to give you the correct temperature of exhaust and will evacuate the air effectively. Contrary to what many think, a car doesn’t actually lose horse power because it has a large exhaust because of a loss of back pressure. It looses horsepower with a large exhaust because of turbulence and the cold dense air.


Upgraded computer chip:

An upgraded computer chip is one of the easiest modifications. Upgrading the chip will enrich the fuel curve. This gives your car a bit more fuel to support the added power. Some also say it will help cool the pistons. In addition to the added fuel, the JWT chip maximizes the engine’s ignition timing and also tunes the cam timing. Most of the chips out there will have a couple additional features like raising the rev-limiter 200 rpm, and eliminating the top speed governor. Having an aftermarket ECU is nice because of the ease of calibration for future modifications like higher boost levels.


Boost controller or boost jets:

Boost controllers and boost jets are the recommended way to increasing your boost pressure. Adding a boost controller essentially tricks your waste gates, waste gates vent boost allowing the car to just run at 8 psi. The boost controller or boost jets trick the waste gates into thinking that there is less boost than there really is meaning you will have a quicker spool up time and a large increase in total boost pressure. Boost pressure equals power. Running higher boost pressure is only capable after an ECU upgrade. Investing in a turbo timer is also a good idea when running higher than stock boost, as a turbo timer will help cool your turbos when its time to shut down.

There are many other upgrades to the 300zx but this will get you down the road with the least pain to your pocket!


Source by Taylor Bamber

Parrot 9200 and Bury 9060 Compared


The Parrot 9200 and Bury 9060 are both excellent hands free car kits. These two systems are similarly priced however they are great in different ways. When it comes to choosing between them you need to know the strong points of each, and then ask yourself, “What do I most want?”

The Bury Car Kit

With the Bury car kit its all about the touchscreen. The 2.8in superb quality TFT screen responds to the lightest of touches for call handling and menu selection.

Realistically each Bury 9060 needs a flat surface for mounting. Sometimes there is an ideal place for this one-piece kit. Either to the left or right of the steering wheel allowing it to be easily seen, and touched without strain.

Both the Bury and Parrot Bluetooth car kits will automatically synchronise phone book contacts. The Bury display will show the name of the person calling, as long as that number is in your phone’s address book. Typical phone details are also shown including battery remaining, signal strength and one or two phone connection.

Unlike the Parrot 9200 the Bury comes with a hard case. Practically, not sure if anybody would need to take off the screen, but when you open the box for the first time it feels like a high quality device.

Parrot Bluetooth Car Kit

The MKi Parrot Bluetooth car kit is very easy to use and comes with music playing options.

The separate remote control can either be strapped to the steering wheel or mounted again on the dash. When it comes to everyday use the Parrot 9200 remote’s ‘twiddle’ button makes menu selection and call handling very easy. This two piece kit also gives more mounting options for the screen, allowing it to be placed higher up towards the driving view of the car, and in a more central location.

The 9200 features a high resolution TFT colour screen capable of displaying music album covers. Unlike the Bury car kit it is also capable of photo ID, and by saving a picture you can see the face of who’s calling.

A great benefit of this kit is the music playing input leads. It comes with iPod, USB and 3.5mm leads usually fitted in the glove box. You need to buy the more expensive Bury 9060 Music kit to get a similar input and even then you only get a single iPod lead. Having a USB lead also means that software updates are easier.

Comparing Bury 9060 with Parrot 9200

When it comes to comparing the Bury 9060 with the Parrot 9200 it is a matter of personal preference. The Parrot Bluetooth car kit is best for ease of use and music play and the Bury car kit has a great touchscreen. You also need to consider the layout of your car as sometimes it comes down to, “What will fit best in my car?”


Source by J A Patel

What Does an Automotive Service Manager Do?


The automotive service manager is the person that is responsible for the supervision of the service department for an auto dealer. They act as go-between for the customer, mechanic, and an auto dealer. The major part of their duties includes customer satisfaction and customer relations. They are ultimately the individual who is responsible for productivity and profitability of the service department. Part of this responsibility includes sales, and keeping all customer service records.

This individual is also in charge of supervising all elements of safety as they pertain to maintenance of customers’ autos. As part of their duty they supervise the complete mechanical process, assuring only the highest level quality service is provided. They are responsible for the inspection of every vehicle that has been repaired or worked on within the service department and are also responsible for selecting an individual who oversees this in their absence.

The automotive service manager must be an individual who is able to focus on several different things at the same time. This includes the supervision of all personnel, the service department, and hiring and supervising. They also must keep track of all service data files that documents any pertinent information retained to employees, including reviews and raises.

The service manager ensures the dealer at the service department obtains the goals of the dealership as they pertain to the budget. In many cases, they may be expected to create and monitor a marketing plan that involves the creation of current and recurring business. For many automotive dealers service, customers typically consist of individuals who have purchased cars in the dealer. You may also be required to generate this information from outside the current clientele.

New vehicles repairs are typically covered by warranties. It is the responsibility of the service department manager to understand the intricacies of all warranties and to inform the staff of this information. Service managers must also beware of any information obtained relative to recalls.

Typical service managers have a background in automotive repair and will most likely have worked for the dealer he is now employed by. Some dealerships hire from outside of their service staff if it does not create a conflict between employees. No matter where they have gotten their training, it is necessary that this individual has years of experience as a mechanic. Usually it is desired that this experience is on the brand of cars the dealer carries.

This position is typically a well-paid position and, in many cases, includes a respectable benefits package. In many instances this individual will receive a demo car and full medical and dental benefits. Being promoted for this position can be lucrative and rewarding for an experienced mechanic.


Source by Ben Pate

Rethinking The Oil Change Business Venture


Annual quick lube survey, is it still viable?

I wish to comment on the Fast Lube Business and the annual survey done by Auto Laundry News, one of the few Industry Magazines for the car wash industry. In this 2001 survey, we see an increase on the number of locations out there. Yet the leader of the Industry is by far Jiffy Lube. We see variations on theme, but we can safely say that Jiffy Lube has adapted best to the American public and their desires when it comes to oil changes.

This survey showed the average customer would drive 5.7 miles to get an oil change. If 50% of the customers would drive 5.7 miles and 80% of the customers usually come from a three-mile radius to get a car wash, I see additional synergy. These car washes with oil lube centers are getting a further reach than the industry average. This is great news for those carwashes adding oil lube bays, but also it takes up space and if not marketed correctly it will not work. The survey was quick to show that oil change facilities do best in middle class areas, not high-end areas. They do poorly in low-income areas. This all makes sense. Free standing car washes were the most likely to have oil lube facilities on there properties. Interesting too is that minimum wage was not prevailing, normally the companies pay $8.00-10.00 per hour. Makes realistic sense and I believe good help starts in this country at $10.00 per hour in most metros and $8.00 hour in rural.

Only 23% of the fast lubes had a website. Only half had internet access in the locations. Average employees were 5 full time and 3 part timers. Luckily for the image of this industry 74% had specific uniforms. The average shop had 3 bays, not enough to do the volume if adequate blitz marketing and community based marketing were taking place. Average revenue was $32.00 per car. That is an awful lot of upselling since the average advertised price that I have noticed is around $19.99. Less than 30% were open on Sundays? Bad mistake since there is no time to change oil and wait in line for most Americans. Average monthly gross was $2,400.00 per month per bay?

This is shit, this is not even a viable business, these people are wasting their time. Think about it, you have cost of oil and filter too and labor? Forget that news. I question the viability of the entire oil change industry. The largest Jiffy Lube franchisee in the country with 180 units was de-listed from NASDAQ and so was another prominent auto care and lube company recently. I like the Kwik-Lube Company and feel they are doing it right, but also question the ROI of such an endeavor seeing these results and the cost to build the building and time to build it. One good thing that the oil lube bays have going for them is the up-sell, but as the consumer dollar gets tighter and the credit card debt gets higher and the fall out rates increase where will this extra impulse revenue and up-sell cash be coming form?

The Industry is still expanding and new entrants to the market place are hurting existing units and I question the saturation point, not on need, but on desire. No one wants to spend money on oil changes, they need to. People buy what they want, satellite TV and beer. Not what they need, so I see a frequency problem issue brewing and people waiting 5-6-7 thousand miles between changes. So I believe that if an oil lube bay is not already attached to another reason to frequent the facility it will soon be in desire straits. The survey also showed that 93% OF THE OIL LUBE BAYS USED ADVERTISING TO GET THEIR CUSTOEMRS? WHY? We do not advertise, word of mouth and happy customers advertise for us. There you go again more cost.

Also 60% of the surveyed said that competition was discounting. HMMM? You have labor costs that are high, frequency is down, new car technology on the horizon, cost of oil going to the big guys and throw in a price war? I see problem as the non-savvy operators leave facilities for sale and exit the market place. By eliminating the facility and going mobile with the existing customer base of let’s say a mobile truck repair business which can co-band and fleet services available you could beat these other companies since they running redline over saturations of mailer coupons and phone book ads and no web sites. Many companies are not watching the changing demographics at their locations and lease or property costs and unable to sell or borrow more due to their lousy profit margins. And what can you convert and Oil change bay into? Cover up the hole for a tire shop? What happens when Hydrogen cell comes and no one changes oil. Can you convert to filter type operation? Not really since often the tires and wheels are offset and will land the modular car into the lube bay hole. We have the solution and we can beat them in almost every aspect. Some consultants have said; “Bunch of dummies copying each other.”

Listen to this part of the survey, advertising dollars were spent on, here is where the respondents said they advertised; TV 15%, Direct Mail 51%, Radio 38%, Newspaper 35%, Bill Boards 18%, Yellow Pages 53%, other only 13%. Scary, all that costs money and everybody is running redline copying each other. This is what happens when people cannot think any longer and cannot adapt and do business at the speed of thought,


81% of respondents said they would honor competitor’s coupons? Whatever, why print them then. Let everyone else spend the money and take theirs? 80% said they have tried to use discounting to lure customers from other lube places to theirs. Boy this sounds like the carpet cleaning industry to me.

Breakdown in costs per job. 10% rent or property, 3% maintenance of facility, 26% labor, 30% materials, 4% utilities and many reported expecting that to double and some have already in the west experienced a tripling. Insurance 4% and that to expected to keep rising and some said 8%, Customer claims for damage 1%, this is in-excusable, Advertising 10%. Want to add those up for me. Why are they doing it?

Average new facility costs were; Land $206,000, Improvements $505,000, New equipment $36,000. WOW all that for little or no return? Average number of competitors within 10-mile radius? 36% said 3, 19% said two, 19% said 5, 7% said 5 or more. How can anyone invest this kind of money per location when we can build a couple of units for a total of $65,000 and nearly equal the number of potential vehicles to service? Also with AAA building oil change facilities and Wal-Mart getting into things, the competition will be bloody and that is a lot of money to invest in a business with an uncertain future. Not a good bet, if you were a betting man.

We are very much liking this Industry because we know things the Industry does not and we can slam them because they have missed the boat. We have seen a few companies which are looking into ways to change the oil on the water for yachts. What is even better is that they all missed the boat at the same time and are fighting on shore for a few little boats to get to the ship that is leaving the harbor. Who will survive this oil change war. The one who bests services the customer, they way the customer wishes to be serviced.


Source by Lance Winslow

The Importance Of Driving Schools


Why do you need to learn driving? There are numerous reasons but precisely if you have a vehicle then it is a must to know how to drive your car and the rules and regulations on the road. Hence it is very important to take driving lessons to get started. You believe it or not but driving your own vehicle is a confidence booster. The moment you are behind the steering you can feel an immense power energizing within you. Then gradually you get to know your vehicle. It is almost like rearing your own child.

Now let us get started about how you will drive your own car. Firstly, you will have to take driving lessons from a reputed school. Secondly, without proper lessons you will not be able to pass the test. This will result in not being able to get a driving license. So for getting the license it is ideal that you enroll yourself in a reputed driving school. There are many advantages of learning driving from a proper school. Firstly, you can learn driving very well which might not be possible if you learn from a non-professional person. Secondly, the chances of accidents while learning driving are reduced. Thirdly, you get to know about the car mechanically and you also learn how to fix up your car if it is broken.

There are thousands of driving schools near and far. But it is very important to go for the appropriate school. You must do a bit of research before joining. Firstly, make sure that you choose a school which is renowned. Their theory classes should cover topics that include all the latest traffic regulations and rules. Secondly gather a bit of information about the driving instructors of that school. You can be a good driver only when you get proper guidance. Hence, the instructor must have experience and friendly by nature, which will help you to cope up with the driving lessons comfortably.

Another important thing that you need to decide before joining any school is the course. There are different driving courses available to suit your requirements. You can go on an extensive driving course that will be on long term basis. You will be taught about every aspect of driving in detail. You will then pass the test with flying colors. You can also go for short term driving lessons. This is ideal if you require a driving license immediately and do not have enough time for an extensive course. Hence, select the driving school that will be apt for you and get ready to hit the streets with your new car.


Source by Carson Smith

Tarps For Covering Roof Racks


Tarps are an absolutely wonderful tool for a variety of uses. Tarps can be used as a temporary method to keep your items dry and protected.

Here is a scenario you may find yourself in. It is time for family vacation. You have the SUV loaded with camping gear and have absolutely no more space inside the vehicle. You are going to have to put the rest of your stuff on the roof racks. The problem is there has been a bad spell of weather recently and you obviously can’t afford to have your valuable possessions rained on, exposed to the burning sun, or be whipped with dust and other particles in the unforgiving wind. The solution is easy. Find some tarps for covering the roof racks. A tarp is relatively inexpensive and is designed to protect your belongings.

Tarp vendors is a wonderful place to find the perfect tarp. They offer a very large selection of tarps for every possible use. Maybe you are concerned about money. You want something that will get the job done but not lighten your wallet. Tarp suppliers offer a great selection of economy tarps. The great thing about buying a tarp is that you will always need it again. They have such a variety of uses that you will surely find yourself in need of the tarp that you purchased again and you will be very happy that you invested in it. But maybe money isn’t your primary concern. Maybe your primary concern is making sure that your belongings are protected. Tarp vendors offer super heavy duty tarps that will keep your things bone dry and in perfect condition. On line suppliers have tarps that will mitigate any need that you have. They have flame retardant tarps, lumber tarps, hurricane tarps, tarps for canopies, ice rink tarps, portable garage/shelter canopy tarps, sun shade mess tarps and many more.

Just remember that Tarp suppliers offer more than just tarps for covering roof racks. Perhaps you have a vehicle that has broken down and you need to keep dry until you repair it or find something to do with it. Buying a sun shade mesh tarp from an online Tarp company is an affordable and effective solution. It will save you time and money. Perhaps your garage is filled beyond its capacity with storage items. You have a very large amount of space in your backyard but you need good protection from the weather. A heavy duty or super heavy duty tarp will solve your problem quickly without costing you huge amounts of time. You will find a solution for whatever need you have with Tarpaflex. Discover the practicality and affordability of purchasing a tarp.


Source by Robert Page

Child Safety is Not Ignored in a 2006 Honda Accord


When purchasing a new car, do you consider safety above all the other decorative features? If you have children, your answer should definitely be yes. Most parents use their cars every single day, often with their children riding along. For this reason it is so important to always be aware of your child’s safety while riding in the car. Automobile crashes are the leading cause of unintentional death among children under the age of 14, which is why it is surprising to hear that up to 14% of children are still riding unrestrained in cars.

Your children are the most important investments you have. What measures are you taking to guarantee your children safety while riding in a car? One step you can take is to be sure the car you drive offers only the highest level of protection. The 2006 Honda Accord is a reliable vehicle that not only meets all government regulations, but exceeds expectations on all safety features. Every feature emphasizes protection for children, including the LATCH and Child-Seat Anchors and the Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS).

LATCH and Child-Seat Tether Anchors

By law, children must be restrained at all times while riding in a car. Child car seats are extremely effective at reducing the risk of death. In fact, they reduce the risk of death by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. LATCH, standing for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, is a new car seat attachment system that was developed to make child car seats easier to use and safer. With LATCH, you no longer have to use seat belts to secure child car seats in your vehicle because of the lower anchors and attachments that are built into the car. This will make car seat installation easier and more secure. Most vehicles built in or after 2002 will have LATCH.

The 2006 Honda Accord is built with the outer rear seats featuring the LATCH system for child seats. It consists of 2 lower anchors and a single top tethor to make sure the car seat is properly mounted. It is estimated that about 85% of car seats are installed incorrectly. The LATCH system makes installation easy and completely secure. For car seats that are not compatible with LATCH, they can be safely mounted in the rear seat of any 2006 Honda Accord using the lockable seat belt retractor.

Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)

The 2006 Honda Accord truly goes above and beyond any ordinary regulations with the safety features of front side airbags and OPDS. In the event of an impact to the side of the car, sensors will cause side airbag to immediately inflate. The airbag provide a cushion between the occupant’s shoulder and door, ultimately protecting the driver’s or front passenger’s upper body from any significant impact. The OPDS uses a total of seven sensors in the front passenger’s seatback to detect the height and seating position of the passenger. If a child or small-statured adult is leaning forward into the path of the side airbag, the sensors will deactivate it. The driver will immediately be notified by a warning light.

Similarly, the warning light will turn off as soon as the passenger sits back in the upright position. This feature is convenient for parents with older children riding in the passenger seat. No longer are airbags a worry because of the advanced sensors that monitor your children for you. This feature is also built into the and Honda Odyssey.

The 2006 Honda Accord continues its tradition of being among the best cars on the market. Make safety your first priority with the 2006 Honda Accord. It will give you all the safety measures and precautions to keep your family safe.


Source by Amber M Sell

Auto Shop Safety


In today’s auto shop there are many potential hazards to the fragile human body. In order to have a safe and productive work environment, there are simple steps that need to be taken in order to insure the physical safety of everyone in your automotive service shop. There are many tools and pieces of equipment in use that can potentially seriously injure someone. The first step is to take census of your auto or mechanical shop and locate machinery and tools that can be potentially hazardous. Any machine or tool that can cause a serious injury must be safeguarded. For example, a band saw is common tool in a mechanical shop and has the ability to cut off fingers and limbs. This piece of equipment needs to be safeguarded and all applicable safety features should be correctly installed. It is all too common to the plastic safety guards removed on a table saw because they are in the way of the operator. Safety cannot be sacrificed for convenience.

But remember machinery is not the only hazard, you need to be aware of in the shop. The power cords and air hoses that power equipment also presents a tripping hazard. Many auto shops have several air hoses and power cords stretched all over the place and most of them are not even being used at the moment. To combat this problem and help keep your shop floor clutter free we recommend using an air hose reel. Air hose reels are mounted on the shop walls and are usually self retracting. When a mechanic finishes working with his air tools, the air hose can be retracted and stored with a quick tug on the hose. There are similar devices for extension cords as well. Lets face it, a mechanic is much more inclined to keep his air hoses and power cords retracted if its easy and an air hose reel makes it easy. Also, spilled grease oil and oil can collect on a shop floor and produce a slipping hazard. It is inevitable that motor oil and grease will end up on the concrete floor. Most auto shops have containment spill kits that can contain the oil spill and aid in cleaning it up the minute it happens.

The next level of safety is the person. Once the auto shop is a safe and secure environment, you will need to consider the mechanics and other workers in the area. Eye protection should be worn at all times. There is almost always some type of work going on that is a potential hazard your fragile eyes. For example, grinders and needle scalers are capable of throwing debris a long way from the point of contact. People working in the same area are in just as much danger is the operator using the tool. Also, chemicals and gasoline can be splashed onto unprotected eyes causing anything from mild discomfort to blindness.

Hand and feet protection is usually fairly obvious. Most mechanics wear gloves to prevent burns and cutting while working on automobile. But gloves are also needed for a variety of other tasks as well. Do not handle chemicals and solvents with out wearing gloves and remember to remove watches and other jewelry as well. Always be aware of where you fingers are especially when lifting heavy objects. It may seem obvious but it is all too common to crush your fingers by letting a heavy object down on them. Mechanics gloves are a great choice when you need to work with small parts and tools. Mechanics gloves are light and tight fitting on your hand. This allows you to feel the parts and tools and still maintain protection. For your feet, there are advanced mechanic shoes that help you gain traction on oily floors and boots with steel toes to protect you from heavy objects.

Safety in the auto shop requires some basic common sense and attention to detail. A safe work environment is a combination of both the work area and the workers themselves. It is everyone’s responsibility to make sure the proper safety gear is worn and the rules are followed.


Source by Jason Miller