Auto repairs are an expensive but often necessary evil. Some people try to decrease the cost by doing the work themselves and using used auto parts instead of new. To save even more money, you can pull used auto parts directly from a salvage yard. You can find quality used parts at salvage yards but, salvage yards can be hazardous. So, while you are doing the pulling, it is important to use protect yourself and work safely. Here are some safety tips from Orthodox Auto Company for your next salvage yard expedition.
It is important to take your time and do your homework before going to a salvage yard. Research the parts you are looking for to know which makes and models they come from, if they require auxiliary parts, and if the parts have already been pulled. Knowing exactly what you are looking for will greatly increase your productivity, so that you are not rushed and do not make careless mistakes.
Bring a Friend
A salvage yard can be a dangerous place if you are alone. If you are pulling large parts, you need someone there to help with the weight. A friend can also assist in removing small parts so that you can work more quickly and efficiently.
- Feet- at a minimum, you should wear close-toed shoes but boots, especially with steel toes, are the safest.
- Eyes- protective eye wear is inexpensive and worth the extra effort as you never know what sort of debris or fluid could fly at your face while you are under a car.
- Hands- gloves are important to protect your hands from cuts, scrapes, or other serious injuries.
- Head- head protection such as a hardhat is necessary when pulling large parts. You can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your head in a salvage yard.
For more information on how Orthodox Auto can help you find the used auto parts you are looking for safely and efficiently, stop by or contact us today at (215) 332-3500. If you’re not interested in pulling yourself, our expert team can find the part you need or you can check our our online parts database.