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Buying A Second Hand Vehicle in 2017

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Buying A Second Hand Vehicle in 2017

This subject is always changing due to technology and opportunity scammers.
I will try to make this as simple as possible but it won’t be easy.

The tickbox list will help you master the art of buying a secondhand vehicle.

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Working under cars only supported by a jack may cause severe injury or death

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Working under cars

People can be crushed to death or severely injured when working under a car that is only supported by a jack.

Over the past decade, at least 46 Australians have been crushed and killed when working under a vehicle.

On average, 160 injuries are associated with jacks each year. Injuries range from amputation to fractures and crush injuries.

Most of the deaths were men and involved the vehicle being lifted or supported in the wrong way. Home mechanics are most at ...

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Racer Australia — "Jack Assembly Screw Bottle" Vehicle Jack Caution Recall

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Racer Australia — “Jack Assembly Screw Bottle” Vehicle Jack

PRA No.

2016/15604

Date published

19 Aug 2016

Product description

Vehicle Screw Jack

Identifying features

Other

09110-60100

What are the defects?

Affected vehicle jacks do not comply with the labelling or instruction requirements in the mandatory standard for vehicle jacks, which is based on the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2693:2007 because the prescribed safety information and warnings were not included on either the packaging or the jack itself.

What are the hazards?

Jacks that do not comply with the mandatory standard pose a crushing ...

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Mechanical Screw Spiral Bottle Jack 3 Ton Recalls

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Mighty 8 Stores Pty Ltd — Mechanical Screw Spiral Bottle Jack 3 Ton

PRA No.

2017/15926

Date published

24 Feb 2017

Product description

Capacity: 3 Ton
Minimum Height: 213 mm
Maximum Height: 500mm
Net Weight: 5.00kg
Jack Dimension: 160 x 115 x 213mm
Jack Colour: Grey

What are the defects?

Affected vehicle jacks do not comply with the labelling or instruction requirements in the mandatory standard for vehicle jacks, which is based on the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2693:2007 because the prescribed safety information and warnings were not ...

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Vehicle Jack Recalls, May Cause Death

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Vehicle jacks

Raising vehicles with a jack can be hazardous if not done correctly. People have suffered serious injury or been crushed to death through inappropriate use of a vehicle jack. Always make sure you follow the operating instructions.

About jacks

A vehicle jack is a device designed to raise a car, caravan or trailer. The mandatory safety standard for vehicle jacks covers:

  • hydraulic jacks
  • lever jacks
  • pantograph (scissor) jacks
  • screw ...
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