Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Working on the engine in the garage

asked by on

I plan to work in a garage with my dad for 2-10 hours. If we left the garage door closed would it be dangerous or even lethal?

Hi, thanks for writing in. If you plan on running the engine or working on the fuel system, then yes it would be dangerous. Just because newer vehicles produce lower emissions does not mean what does come out of the exhaust is not dangerous or lethal. Without proper ventilation it will be deadly. Carbon monoxide is a colorless odorless gas that will kill you. Keep the garage door open. Hope this helps and good luck!

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My driver's side headlight won't turn on and a new bulb didn't fix it

Your vehicle has a recall on the headlight wiring connectors and bulbs. If the connectors do not have a made in Mexico tag on them, then they will need to be replaced with new bulbs and connectors as per recall...

Q: i hit a curb and bent both front rims. it drove right after and iv'e replaced tthe rims and tires but now its not driving

If you hit the curb hard enough to bend rims and blow out tires, then you most likely bent the control arms and spindles. This may be causing the axles to bind in the spindles. Have the complete front end...

Q: Grinding

Hi Mike. As of now, I do not see this as a repair option for our mobile mechanics. However, it never hurts to request and official quote on replacing the Variable Timing Control actuator on your 2013 Honda CR-V. Simply...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.