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    RIP > rip_arb

    Guys/Gals,

    Please be careful when performing maintenance on your cars.



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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    Guys/Gals,

    Please be careful when performing maintenance on your cars...
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    Shame to hear he ded so young doing something he loved. Properly mounted cars should never fall off their stands. R.I.P.

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    Very sad.

    The first thing my father told me about working on cars was to never get under a car that's being held up by a jack. If the car is not 100% supported by stands, you don't stick any extremities under it.

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    This is the second time something like this happens. It is sad and thoughts go out to the family.

    I always feel vulnerable when I go under there (even to unbolt the oil drain plug) and take multiple precautions, jack, and jack stand, and sometimes, a wheel.
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    How sad. I remember reading the other thread awhile ago.

    My friend did an awesome job jacking and standing my car for me while I did my cooling system refresh last month but I still felt nervous.

    I'll be buying these before I get under my car again. Yes they're not cheap but in the grand scheme of things....
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    Guys, never be in a rush under your cars, and always think of what "might" happen.

    I treat maintenance under my car, as a "get in, get out" type of operation, though I've found myself looking up at random shit and cleaning it, or just looking up at random shit. Then I think, "What the hell am I doing? "

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    Sad to hear things like this happening.
    These kinds of events always remind me to double check all safety precautions whenever I'm working under my car.

    RIP

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    What a sad story. RIP

    I always imagine my jack stands failing when I'm setting up my car to work under it - gives me the chills enough to triple-check everything and add backup.
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    RIP > rip_arb

    I don't remember who it was who said to do this, Kyle maybe? But now whenever I take a wheel off and get under the car I put it under the car close to where I'll be working. So if the car falls for some reason at least the wheel helps a little. If I'm not taking a wheel off I just use ramps.

    Even with all that though, I'm still terrified to get under there.


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