Well, there are do-it-yourself fixes that work on pretty much all types of tasks, and car repair is no exception. You could also be a car enthusiast who may not really be looking to save on repair expenses, but you just find it a lot of fun to handle all their car stuff yourself.
Regardless of what type you are, you will need several essential tools if you want to work on your car. So without further ado, let’s take a look at 3 essential tools that you will need if you’re a true car enthusiast or want to handle car repairs yourself.
1. Air Compressor
I know some might find this tool recommendation a little weird, given that it’s believed to be more suited for a car workshop. But there’s more to it than you may think.
While it’s certainly a cornerstone of a car workshop, it can also come in handy for dealing with car repairs that may otherwise set you back a few hundred dollars. If you’re a true car enthusiast, you’ll want to handle all your car’s needs yourself, be it repairs or customization. That being said, an air compressor will always turn out to be your go-to tool when it comes to getting the brute force you need for operating air tools and other heavy-duty tools.
Not to mention, it can easily handle a wide range of menial tasks, too, ranging from blowing up a tire to cleaning old parts.
2. Engine Hoist
I’m sure this one will come off as a surprise too – perhaps a bigger one than the air compressor. Look at it this way.
If you’re fairly certain that you will be doing all your auto repairs yourself, in your own garage, then an engine hoist is a no-brainer. It can be a struggle to move around heavy car parts, often impossible to do all by yourself. And this is exactly where an engine hoist can turn out to be your wisest purchase.
All you need to do is get familiar with the instructions and operations of the hoist. Once you’re ready to start using the hoist, it will be a breeze to move things around, regardless of how heavy they are.
One thing to keep in mind is that not all hoists will be capable of handling all heavy objects. They come with a weight limit, so make sure you don’t overload it – this can be very dangerous.
Another thing you need to know is that there are different types of hoists out there, so shop around before purchasing. For many car enthusiasts or home mechanics, an engine hoist may be turn out to be the best garage feature as it can handle pretty much all types of tasks that involve lifting heavy objects.
3. Air Tools
Apparently, many think that air tools are more of a luxury than an essential. That’s usually only the case until they come across a task that’s a struggle to work on without these important tools.
This is especially true when it comes to suspension components. They usually require significantly more force to work with, which your usual electric tools will fail to offer. Even if you somehow try to power through with regular tools, you will end up exhausted because it will take a lot of muscle power to remove or replace them.
There is actually a really wide range of air tools out there designed for different types of auto repair tasks. However, the one difference that will be clearly noticeable is that they will be considerably lighter, compact, and significantly more powerful than their electric counterparts.
Once you get used to air tools, you will probably hate yourself for living without them for so long.
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