These are the equipment used by mechanics when they are servicing doing maintenance of vehicles. A well-equipped garage makes the work more effective and enjoyable. Using the right tools would also help you to save money and time. Use of the right tools also ensures that the work is done to the required standards.
These garage tools and equipment include the following:
These are used for lifting or raising the vehicles to the required heights when servicing is being done. A lift provides quality, reliability and safety and other additional features. You must ensure that the purchased lifts have a high impact and are of high quality. The homeowner or the mechanic should be trained to ensure that they get the necessary knowledge on how to install and use the equipment.
Lifts are classified into four broad categories. These are single post lifts, two post lifts, scissor lifts and four post lifts.
- Single post lifts- These are mainly suited for bodywork repair in workshops. They are solid and strong. This lift is made from quality material.
- Two post lifts- These lifts are equipped with the modern push-button controls. Again they are made using high-quality components.
- Scissor lifts- these are either surface or recess mounted. They are further classified into double or single action scissors and three or single phase operation.
- Four post lifts-these are the heavy duty lifts designed with a variety of capacities and lengths. They are either hydraulically or electronically operated
Other types of lifts include the commercial and in-ground lifts. The in-ground lifts a have a single cartridge installation, and they provide a spacious working area. The commercial ones can lift a load of 75 tons. They are equipped with remote controlled adjustable columns. They have a simple play and plug installation.
Brake testers enable accurate and fast brake testing for cars,motorcycles as well as the light commercial vehicles. The modern brake testers are equipped with an SW900 control system.
This equipment is designed to reduce the amount of effort spent on manual handling. You can use a jack when you are rotating the tyres, changing the brakes and raising your car from the ground to facilitate other operations. It also ensures the safety of the user.
There are many different categories of the jacking equipment. They include electronically controlled, hydraulic or pneumatic powered and the manually operated. Both the eclectically operated and manually operated jacks are fitted with a mechanical or hydraulic lifting. Hydraulic jacks are suited for the heavy duty or industrial operations.