Good Tools for Your Garage
Whether you own a classic sports car from the 1950s or you are instead interested in the latest hybrid vehicles, the garage is one of the most important locations to store these modern (or perhaps slightly ancient) marvels. If you enjoy tinkering around with an engine on a Sunday afternoon or you simply wish to regularly maintain the efficiency of your car, there are a few must-have tools that should always be nearby. Let us take a closer look at some of the most important.
A Ratchet Set
Ratchets are perhaps the most universal tool that you can own. They are ideal at removing even the most stubborn of bolts and thanks to the fact that they are supplied with both metric and standard sizes, modern kits are as useful as they are reliable.
Although the primary purpose of a screwdriver is to loosen and tighten screws, their very nature allows them to be ideally suited for a variety of other purposes. A flat-head model can open lids, pry apart two components and even be used to test whether or not a battery is holding a charge. So, make certain to have a few screwdrivers of different sizes and tips available.
A Wearable Headlamp
Headlamps will provide you with an adequate amount of light when working around the engine or underneath your vehicle. One that can be worn on your head is an excellent choice, for it will leave both of your hands free to accomplish any task.
A Mechanic’s Dolly
Getting around your vehicle can be tricky; particularly if you are on your back and working on the undercarriage. So, a quality dolly is another must-have item in your garage. Not only will these enable efficient movement, but many are padded and offer excellent neck support.
These are a handful of tools that should always be present. As with many other tasks in life, it is best to work smart as opposed to hard.