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LED Lights:

LED lights can be hazardous if the LED elements are covered. To prevent injury or fire obey the following warning. 

WARNING

  • Heat from LED lights can be hazardous.
  • Do not cover LED lights with your hand.
  • Do not cover LED lights with paper or rags or any other material.
  • Heat buildup from covered LED elements can cause burns or fire.

Safe lifting of vehicles on automotive lifts requires using the proper lift and the lift points recommended by the vehicle’s manufacturer.

In addition, safety requires ---
  • Trained operators who understand vehicle lift points, lift operation and safety procedures,
  • Use of jack stands when removing or adding heavy parts on the vehicle,
  • Maintaining the lift as stated in the Instruction Manual, and
  • Following all safety instructions on the WARNING decals and in the Instruction Manuals.
  • Further information can be found at www.autolift.org

Safe lifting of vehicles on automotive lifts requires using the proper lift and the lift points recommended by the vehicle’s manufacturer. Always make sure that the lift arms are positioned to contact the lift points designated by the vehicle manufacturer for the model and year of the vehicle. Lift point information is also available from the Automotive Lift Institute., PO Box 85, Cortland, NY 13045 (Phone: 607-756-7775, Fax: 607-756-0888, Email: info@autolift.org, Internet: www.autolift.org)
 

Safe use of hammers begins with the precautions to:

  • WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES, user and bystanders
  • DO NOT USE A HAMMER THAT IS ALREADY CHIPPED OR DAMAGED
For safe use it is also important to:
  • STRIKE SQUARELY, AVOIDING GLANCING BLOWS
  • DO NOT STRIKE ANOTHER HAMMER OR STEEL THAT IS AS HARD, OR HARDER, THAN THE HAMMER

Cordless tools have d.c. motors and switch contacts that can create sparks during normal operation. Sparks can ignite flammable vapors such as gasoline fumes. These fumes can enter the tool through cooling vents. It is important to use caution in areas where gasoline or other flammable vapors may be present, such as near the fuel tank, under the hood fuel rails or anywhere near a fuel system. Do not use any cordless tool where flammable vapors are suspected in order to avoid combustion and possible serious injury.


Tightening of Wheel Lug Nuts

  • To assure that wheel lug nuts are properly tightened so that wheels do not "fall off" use an appropriate Torque Wrench.
  • Follow the manufacturer's torque specifications for each vehicle.
  • Use the "star pattern" of tightening. Retighten the initially tightened nuts.
  • If Torque Sticks or Torque Extensions are used, follow the star pattern and make a final check for proper torque using a torque wrench.

Black SSD style screwdrivers, last sold over 25 years ago, may experience a degradation of the plastic handle resulting in a wet slippery surface on the handle. If you have screwdrivers in this condition, please contact Snap-on Customer Service at 877-762-7664 for a free warranty exchange.
 

A hammer that has a chip cavity will more easily chip again if struck adjacent the chip cavity. Also, a hammer face with significant deformation such as a “dent” may chip if struck in the damaged area. A ball peen hammer is one of the most widely used - and often abused - mechanic’s tool. To protect yourself, and others, from injury:
  • WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES, user and bystanders
  • DO NOT USE A HAMMER THAT IS ALREADY CHIPPED OR DAMAGED

Floor Jacks:

  • Do not attempt to lift loads heavier than the rated capacity of the jack.
  • Do not use the jack to lift a vehicle and then to move the load. The wheels on the Floor Jack are intended for moving the jack, not for rolling (“dollying”) the load.
  • After lifting the vehicle lower it on to jack stands to support it while working on it. The wheels on the floor jack may allow the vehicle to move and fall off the jack.
  • Always make sure that the handle is turned tightly closed when lifting a vehicle. Failure to tightly close the valve may allow the hydraulic fluid to leak-down resulting in lowering of the vehicle.
  • Read and follow the instructions and safety messages in the Owner’s Manual that accompanies the jack.
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