Anyone who has ever worked on their car in the garage understands the importance of having the proper tools on hand. The last you want is to have your car apart and be searching for a tool. Whether you are putting together your first garage or you want to learn what tools you need to have on hand, listed below you will find a few of the essentials that you should have in your garage if you use it to work on your car.
Lift – While this is not essential it certainly should be considered if you will be working on cars. It is the safest way to view the undercarriage and makes any job easier. If this is not in your immediate budget then a sturdy ramp will do for the time, along with an air jack.
Ratchet and socket set – since cars come in all shapes and sizes, makes and models, it is important to have all sizes available. You should make sure to have both metric and standard sizes on hand.
Wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers, the complete set.
Clamps, bolts, screws, utility knife, hammer, and vise grips are minor tools that should be kept around.
Heavy duty shop gloves and goggles work to protect you from debris and hot or sharp items.
Power washer – This is essential in cleaning the garage after working with grease and oil.
Air compressor – this will make it easy to use all air producing tools and also for inflating tires.
Tool chest – In order to maintain your tools for use whenever they are needed, a tool chest will make finding your tools easy.
Work light – Proper lighting is necessary for doing jobs that require you to get inside and under a vehicle. There are many types available. Some work lights clip on and can be placed anywhere you are working to offer you maximum lighting, while others are placed around the area to enhance the existing light.
Wall pegs – these will help to store your larger tools in sight and helps to keep your garage freed up for a better work space