What Safety Equipment Do You Need When Working on a Car?

So you are ready to start working on your car at home. Congratulations! You have stepped into the world of one of the most amazing DIY hobbies. Working on your own car can be fun and save you lots of money. However, unlike underwater basket weaving, at home car repair and maintenance can be seriously hazardous to your health. With all of the flying parts, toxic fumes, and not to mention that three ton car hoisted above your head, there can be many dangers when you begin working on your car at home. But, there’s no need to worry. We’ve put together this checklist of essential safety equipment to make sure that you home garage is stocked before you begin.

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5 Features to Look For In a New Car

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Buying a new car can be a frustrating process, especially figuring out what you will actually be using the new car for. These days there is a massive amount of options and extras to choose from and it can become quite overwhelming. Car sales sites like BoostClassifieds.com.au can help by showing what sort of vehicles are currently on the market as well as listing key features. Check out some of the extras that will take your new vehicle from cool cruiser to super sedan.

1. Bluetooth and USB Connectivity

Bluetooth and USB connectivity comes in handy now that everyone is glued to their mobile phones. Being able to connect your phone to your car means that you can make calls safely, without having to use a hands free headset. It also means that you can connect and sync your music to your car. This is a great feature if you prefer to really customise your car for yourself, or if you spend a lot of time in it.

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What Is Whiplash and How Does It Occur?

Whiplash is the result of a person’s neck being thrust backward and forward, beyond their typical range of motion, without warning. It’s an injury that is commonly found in people who have been in a rear end vehicle collision, but it can also come from sporting injuries, amusement park rides or even physical abuse.

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How to Keep Your Vehicles Clean

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Your vehicle is not only your pride and joy; it is probably the most expensive purchase you’ve recently made as well. As such, it stands to reason that you want to look after it. Here are a few tips to help you keep your vehicle looking spick-and-span.

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Around the World in 15 Taxis

It’s late, you’re tired, you’re not quite sure where you are, and you need a ride home. How do you get back?

As this infographic (and accompanying article here) from The Taxi Centre shows, your answer is likely to differ wildly depending on where in the world you live. If you’re from London or New York, you’ll simply need to hail an iconic hackney or yellow cab, state your destination, and remember to tip your cabbie.

However, if you’re in Venice, Beijing, rural Thailand or Nigeria, getting home might not be so simple. Boats, bikes, rickety “share taxis” and even elephants are some of the inventive options people worldwide can rely on to get home.

Take a look at the full range of vehicles, and see info on etiquette, payment, and tipping below

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