Be careful when picking up tools that have been out in the hot sun for an extended period. The temperature reached 109°F during the month of July here in Texas, and tools and parts reached temperatures that will burn your skin. I have seen temps over 140° on tools in the sun, and your skin will receive first-degree burns at 118°, second-degree burns at 131° and be totally destroyed at 162°.
-- Write Steve Thompson at Ask The Mechanic, 2204 Lakeshore Dr., Suite 415, Birmingham, AL 35209, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to include your phone number.
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