How to choose automotive shop tools
If you’re like me, your garage is full of things that don’t really go together—a socket set here, some random tools there. It’s enough to make a mechanic want to cry. But when it comes to repair work, the right tools are essential. So what exactly do you need? I’ve put together this handy guide so that if you’re thinking about setting up a home workshop or just refilling your toolbox with new pieces, you’ll know which items will get the job done right every time.
- Choose a workbench that is large enough to hold all your tools. If you have more than one person working in the garage, make sure there’s enough room for both of them to work comfortably at the same time.
- Choose a sturdy and well-built workbench with an excellent surface for holding items on top of it (such as automotive parts). Avoid using tables made of wood or particle board; these materials are not strong enough for automotive use and may warp over time from exposure to heat and moisture in the shop environment, which can cause them to fall apart during use by either yourself or other mechanics who might try out some repairs while they’re visiting their friends’ garages!
- Pick out something with plenty of storage space underneath so you won’t lose anything important when storing tools away after every job–and remember: never throw anything away until after checking everything off this list first!
Jacks, stands and ramps
Jack, stand and ramp are the three most essential auto shop tools. They enable you to work on your car without damaging its undercarriage.
A jack is used to lift up a vehicle so that work can be done underneath it. There are many different types of jacks available, but they all have one … Continue reading >>>>