Garage must-have tools
Here is a list of tools we think all garage owners could find useful to find in their garage.
A good light is essential for every garage. A mechanic must be able to see what he’s doing! Rechargeable LED lights are very popular; a magnetic light is a good idea, as it can be attached to any metal part of a car to leave both of the mechanic’s hands free. Lead lights are another option; they can be clicked on to the car bonnet.
A car pusher, for example one from Stringo, is a real must-have for any garage. It makes light work of moving around vehicles weighing up to 2000k, noiselessly and with ease and precision, especially in a restricted space. Car pushers come in a wide range of sizes; there is one suitable for even the smallest garage.
An essential piece of equipment, an air compressor powers a wide range of air tools such as drills, impact wrenches and spray guns. In a body shop, the air compressor powers the air-fed masks worn by the sprayers.
A lift makes easy work of the most complex task, allowing mechanics to access the underside of the vehicle. A lift is a must-have for carrying out MOTs. Four poster lifts will take heavier vehicles while a two poster can be fitted into a smaller space.
Every mechanic needs a tool chest, to store and organize the large number of different tools he requires. They have drawers in different sizes to accommodate large and small tools and equipment. Tool chests are supplied in a variety of sizes and finishes, and can be something of a status symbol amongst operatives!
Trolley jacks are used for quick inspections and can be used even outside. They come in long and short reach versions, and in different tonnages for different weight vehicles.