The Ultimate Workshop Tools Checklist – What Every Garage Needs

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February 23, 2022

The Ultimate Workshop Tools Checklist – What Every Garage Needs

The Ultimate Workshop Tools Checklist 

Workshop Tools Checklist – If there’s one thing that can be said about Genesis Equipment, it is that we know automotive workshops.  We have worked with them all, from small single-owner workshops to large-scale corporations responsible for servicing mining and rail equipment. 

You may have noticed a common theme that we like to talk about in our articles here on our website – that we are very particular about the brands and products that we offer.  Genesis Equipment has faith in everything in our range.  We know that we can confidently recommend each and every one of our products. They are: 

  • Precision engineered and premium quality 
  • Loaded with safety features that exceed regulatory requirements 
  • Designed to increase productivity and provide great ROI 
  • Fit for purpose 
  • Made to last 
  • Backed by the best warranties in the business 

With this in mind, we have put together a list of essential workshop tools to keep your business running AND growing.  

The Finishing Touches 

When you’re setting up or upgrading your workshop, your focus may be on the big-ticket items such as vehicle lifts and garage car stackers.  Of course, these are essential items that no automotive workshop should be without. 

However, it is important not to overlook the smaller items that improve the comfort and safety and productivity of your team.  These “finishing touches” can be key to helping your business grow. 

Here is our suggested list of workshop tools to make your business efficient, comfortable and safe to work in. 

Workshop Tools For Safety and Comfort 

It is no secret that it is key to keep your staff comfortable to keep the work flowing.  Workplace safety and ergonomics are essential considerations to reduce injuries and downtime, improve access to every part of the vehicle and ensure the work gets out the door. 

It would help if you considered the following to ensure adequate staff safety, comfort and ergonomics throughout their day: 

Evaporative Coolers – to reduce the risk of overheating and generally just keep your staff comfortable.  

Tyre Changers  & Inflation Cages – essential when working on large vehicle tyre maintenance to reduce the risk of injury. 

Rolling Work Seats – protect your staff’s backs and provide access to hard-to-reach places. 

Carts and Dollies – save time by assisting staff in moving equipment around the workshop without injury. 

Workshop Stands and Cranes and Transmission Jacks – complete vehicles aren’t the only thing that needs to be lifted in a workshop! When heavy components need to be raised or moved for access and servicing, a suitable combination of robust stands and cranes are key. 

Work Benches and Storage – ensure that all tools are within reach and that there is always an available work surface by fitting several high-quality workbenches with built-in storage. 

Air Compressors and Hose Reels –many workshop tools rely on an air compressor to run.  The right air compressor is one of the most important pieces of equipment for any business that works with vehicles.  Hose reels that are easy to use and readily accessible are key. 

For Productivity and Versatility 

Keep the work flowing with these workshop tools designed for productivity and versatility. 

Wheel Aligners, Wheel Balancers and Wheel Service Equipment – are all essential pieces of equipment that need careful consideration before investing.  Tyres and wheel servicing are a huge part of vehicle maintenance.  Ensuring that you can cater to all tyre and wheel requirements – on any vehicle – means more jobs in and out the door. 

Oil Drainers and Parts Washers – keep your workshop clean and well prepared for the next job by ensuring you can quickly dispose of waste fluids and clean engine parts.  Don’t underestimate the value of a well-built heated aqueous spray wash cabinet for removing gunk in record time! 

Portable Car Lift – for roadside assistance and quick jobs, a portable jack is your best friend. 

Hydraulic Shop Press – bend, flatten, straighten, crush, press shape and more! Remove and install gears, bushings, and bearings with ease.  Absolutely key to any busy workshop’s productivity. 

Filter Crusher – dispose of used cans and oil filters with ease, reduce environmental impact and satisfy government sustainability requirements with a reliable filter crusher.  These are such a great addition to your workshop. Not only do they reduce waste and remove excess liquids, but they add another form of revenue as you can sell the oil waste and crushed metal for scrap. 

Further Reading 

Before taking the plunge, why not do some additional research?  Our website has a comprehensive library of articles focused on workshop equipment.   

If you’re time-poor, not a reader or would rather seek some advice from someone in the know, contact our team today.  We will never suggest equipment you don’t need and ensure that every workshop tool in your arsenal is fit for purpose and will help your business grow. 

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