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Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

SERVICING YOUR CAR SAFELY

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See Figures 1, 2 and 3

It is virtually impossible to anticipate all of the hazards involved with automotive maintenance and service, but care and common sense will prevent most accidents.

The rules of safety for mechanics range from "don't smoke around gasoline,'' to "use the proper tool for the job.'' The trick to avoiding injuries is to develop safe work habits and take every possible precaution.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Keep screwdrivers in good shape. They should fit the slot as shown in "A''. If they look like those in "B'', they need to be ground or replaced



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Fig. Fig. 2: When using electric tools, make sure they are properly grounded



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Fig. Fig. 3: NEVER work under a vehicle unless it is supported using safety stands (jackstands)

 
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