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Equipments Found in Garages

Jul 13, 2008
A garage is a place where automotive vehicles are serviced, repaired and stored. It is also a place for storing things and for building workshops, where in, tools or equipments are stored in order to service your own vehicle. In order to have an efficient garage, owners should provide basic equipments that usually vary with certain specifications.

A garage is a place where automotive vehicles are serviced, repaired and stored. It is also a place for storing things and for building workshops, where in, tools or equipments are stored in order to service your own vehicle. A garage is like a cabinet with a rolling door in which you can put all the necessary tools, especially for making repair works for the vehicle. It is a structure that is not enclosed completely and is also often called a "carport".

Historically, during the 1950s, a typically garage has a door connecting directly to the interior of the house. Now, more residential garages are often attached to the house, while commercial garages are a separate room that resembles a modern shed.

One should have a handy list of equipments inside your garage so that you will not find it hard to fix your vehicle or other stuff right in your own garage. These important equipments are as follows:

1. Air Compressors
These are mechanical devices that are required for pumping air or compressing gas with pressure. It fills the vehicle tires with air. This is for cases where in the air inside the tires have decreased. Air compressors can also be used in patch works and spray paintings of vehicles.

2. Fluids and Exchange Equipment
These garage equipments ensure mobilization and the standard exchange of a vehicle. It helps in maintaining fluid intake via checking mileage duly given by the vehicle, cleaning the defect.

3. Lift Equipment- Hydraulic Lift
A hydraulic lift is used in lifting a vehicle towards a certain level. This is done for cases of repairing or giving alternative treatment without strain on your vehicle. This is ideal for cars and vans for it can lift up to a 3 ton capacity weight.

4. Jacks and stands
Jacks and stands are basic tools for a garage that mainly requires the screwing and unscrewing of certain parts of the vehicle. This is also in order to erect it at a level of alignment used by a mechanic.

5. Washing equipment
These equipments are used in order to manually cleanse the removed parts of a vehicle and replace it afterwards. The process actually removes excess oil and dust inside the inner surface, as well as in and around the engine itself.

6. Wheel Balancer
An ergosonic balancer allows a car wheel to be balanced an accuracy of 2-gramme less at 90 rpm in seconds. It also has ultrasonic sensors which automatically measures the rim diameter, width, wheel dimension and offsets it with no chances of operator error and manual programming. A wheel balancer is a large cabinet that provides the capacity for an increase in weight and accessory storage.

For bicycle wheels, there is a digital balancer for wheel centering, along with a lateral and radial rim in order to measure eccentricity. Hence, motor digital balancers allow a perfect balancing of wheel bearings with non rotating shafts.

Fort scooter wheels, a manual digital balancer allows the rotation of wheel bearings, granting precision for a very tool thin shaft. Thus, for motorcycles, car and scooter wheels, a manual spin balancer with rotating shaft are actually more suitable.

7. Service Stand
Service stands are available within a work bench and a drip tray. This used for other tool supplies. You can do piping from the floor through the legs or otherwise.

8. Wheel Aligner
An aligner is a combination of accuracy and speed that is being used with the steering wheel. This is for both axles that are measured by the 4 measuring heads, along with its high resolution technology sensors of 8 CCD.

9. Tire Changing Machines
Technical Data:

* Net weight: 155 kg, Max.
* Wheel diameter: 980 mm, bead loops.
* Opening 45-325 mm, Max.
* Wheel width: 12"
* Chucking device: 8rpm
* Maz motor torque: 1000Nm
* Motor power: 0.75HP (055kW)
* External clamping: 10"-18"
* Bead loops: Max power 2400 kg
* Internal clamping: 12"-20"

10. Wheel Balancing Weight Pliers Top
These equipments are used in cutting, loosening and securing weights in wheels. A pliers top is made from Chrome Vanadium steel.

11. Wheel Balancing Weight Pliers Soft Head
It is used in cutting sizes, loosening and securing wheels on alloy aluminum rims. The plier's soft head is made up of chrome vanadium steel.

12. Clip Fitting Tool
A clip fitting tool is designed for fixing or removing two-piece weight balances. It is also used in order to hook, lift the lip or remove body weight.

13. Adhesive Balance Weight Remover
This tool removes adhesive weight of the wheel without damaging the actual alloy rims.

Weight: 60gms

14. Rim Width Calliper
This tool measures the pitch circle wheel diameter that has been mounted on holes of 3, 4 and 5.

15. Wheel Alignment Mechanical Turn Table for Passenger Cars
This tool is used for truck wheel alignment machines.

16. Tire Levers
This tool removes locking rims of 420 mm up to 460mm.

17. Brush with Plastic Handle
This tool is used for lubricating tires and for changing it with machines.

18. Valve core Screw Driver
This tool is used along with a standard single ended 1" stem length. This is commonly used for fixing and removing valve cores, particularly the VG5 from one end and the VG8 from the other end.

19. Tyre Mounting Aid
This tool is used for mounting rim clamps that are European styled, specifically the VR and the ZR, which are highspeed low profile tire changers.

20. Ventifix Steel
This tool is used for mounting rubber snap-in-valves on passenger cars.

21. Tubeless Tyre Repair Kit
This is a complete kit which includes a knife, instruction sheet, probe, repair seals and insertion tool.

22. Opacity Meter
This tool is used for displaying smoke opacity degree and co-efficiency of light absorption.

Other equipments and tools:

* Garage Storage Rack
* Fire Extinguisher
* Power tool holder
* Fuel Injector cleaner
* Oil Extractor
* Car Batteries
* Wheel Nut Impact Socket
* L Shape Spanner (Socket)
* Four way Wheel Nut Wrench for Passenger Cars
* Four way Wheel Nut Wrench for Passenger Trucks
* Double Ended Wheel Wrench for Trucks
* Flexible Skiving Knife
* Rubber Pad for Passenger Cars Lifts
* Hoe Style Inner Liner Scrapper
* Mast Air System, Schrdu Frame
* Tyre Bench Spreader
* Universal Adaptor
* Flexible Valve Ext.
* Tyre Pressure Gauge
* Serrated Wooden Handle 038mm, 6mm thick
* Headlight Tester

Thus, garage can also be used as a work space for home improvement. Managing a complete set of garage equipment is important for servicing ones vehicles and other home works in an efficient way.
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