If you decided to start a business on car maintenance and repair, you got where you should. Once the location is chosen and authorization has been granted, you will need to deal with the purchase of equipment available to you for service.
You will need versatile quality equipment so you can respond effectively and professionally to any technical need. While some of them are more expensive, they play an important role in the quality and efficiency of services. Once you have purchased your basic tools, you can then invest in specific equipment.
Depending on the service provided and the space available, We have prepared a list of the most useful car equipment and tools for a service.
Lift or hydraulic platform
Table of Contents
- 1 Lift or hydraulic platform
- 2 General mechanical tool kit
- 3 Equipment for recharging the air conditioning system
- 4 Machine for mounting, removing and balanced wheels
- 5 Compressed air network with compressor
- 6 Steering stand and headlight adjustment
- 7 Set of engine tools
- 8 Oil filter removal wrenches
Among the most important purchases which will help you with both steering, suspension or transmission repairs, and when changing wheels or oil. Depending on the space and type of machine you are working on, it is important to choose one suitable for your needs. Thus, for usual cars, a elevator with a useful load of up to 3.2 tonnes is sufficient.
In case of vans, or of trucks, you will need one to carry out a useful task of up to 5 tons.
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General mechanical tool kit
The tool kit must be equipped with the basic tools such as, fixed keys, tubular keys, ratchet, dynamic spanners, screwdrivers, screwdrivers and hammer levers. In addition to these tools, a set of pliers, a kit to fit and remove bearings, as well as a set with a pneumatic gun, will help you carry out any work involving mechanics or maintenance.
Equipment for recharging the air conditioning system
This is extremely useful in any car service and necessary for working on the machine air conditioning system. This is either manual or automatic, and a wash-up function helps to maintain the system.
Machine for mounting, removing and balanced wheels
This device is not to be found for changing tires and wheel balancing. Depending on the type of machine and wheel size, a single machine or an auxiliary de-pressing system (for work on wide and narrow bench machines) is chosen.
You can also purchase balanced pliers to help you with these services.
Compressed air network with compressor
All car services will benefit from this equipment. The network allows everyone to use compressed air to check the pressure in the wheels, to clean the engine cylinders or to undo the studs on the wheels.
Steering stand and headlight adjustment
To avoid premature wear of the tires and steering parts, you will need this stand to adjust the wheel angles.
Set of engine tools
You will use tools to check engine operation or test the electrical installation. These are two types, universal or OEM. Although they have the advantage of a larger data bank in terms of automobile types, they can communicate uneffectively with certain types of systems. Thus, an OEM brand for each type of car will be a secure and efficient investment. To test the quality of the brake fluid, you will use a special tester.
Oil filter removal wrenches
This kit will be of great help when performing filter removal work on almost any automobile on the market.
It is important that each piece of equipment is installed in an area with sufficient space for each to perform its operation in the best possible conditions. In addition to these devices, you can always purchase specific tools to help you develop the services you offer.
Tell us what other tools have you completed the list above?