Below is a general list of must-have tools for your garage. Each of these items comes in various brands and models, to meet different needs and budgets.
There are various types of automotive lifts. For a low ceiling, a low-rise lift is best. There is one type of lift made for parking and another type for alignment work. You can also choose between two-post lifts and four-post lifts.
A garage can’t function without a good air compressor, even if your garage doesn’t offer paint jobs, since the most common use of a compressor is to pump air into tires. There are three types of air compressors – vertical, horizontal and portable.
Heavy Duty Toolbox with Garage Tools
One of the most important pieces of garage equipment is the toolbox, which keeps your tools organized when not in use. You can opt for a tool chest that has built-in drawers, so you will know exactly where to look for any tool when it is needed. And speaking of shop tools, every mechanic should own his own set. There are even some mechanics that won’t let others touch their tools.
There’s a diagnostic tool for each system installed in a vehicle. There’s one for the cooling system, the timing light, the battery, the fuel injection system, and the electrical system. There is also a leak detector, plus many more. Diagnostic tools can immediately detect problems with the vehicle.
Exhaust Tools & Equipment
Garage tools and equipment are made for fixing vehicle exhaust systems as well as for keeping the air in your workplace clean. An exhaust ventilation system provides a safer work environment by cleaning the air inside the garage. Larger garages might need an exhaust tube bender for making replacement exhaust tubes.
Vehicles require several types of fluid, such as transmission fluid, coolants, oil, brake fluid and power steering fluid. To replace the various fluids easily and efficiently, a garage is not complete without a grease pump, a brake bleeder, a fluid evacuator, and a transmission fluid exchanger.
These are just some of the garage supplies that might be found in an efficient garage. Work will be faster and more effective when your workplace is equipped with proper garage tools.