When it comes to maintaining your car or fixing up items around the household, most people trust their garage to be the place to get the job done. If you’re looking to start getting your garage ready for at home repairs, here are the top 5 items that you should start with.
Screwdriver/ Changeable Blades
Screwdrivers are one of the best tools to have around the house, especially in the garage. It’s best to own a screwdriver where the blades or heads can be switched out. That’ll make adjusting your screwdriver to work with the screw you’re working with. Changeable plates also let’s you had extensions, such as digits. Digits allow for the screwdriver to bend so you can reach screws located in hard places. This is especially helpful in engine repair, when the screws are located in the back or behind other pieces. Screwdrivers are useful to putting things together or taking them apart, and having the changeable blades saves you money from having to invest in too many.
Floor Jack/ Car Jack
Floor jacks are a must have in the garage. You won’t be able to change your oil or a tire without one. The reason the floor jack is one of the most essential garage items to own is because there’s no way working without it. You won’t be able to change tires or your oil without a floor jack readily available. Low profile floor jacks are also good for holding up the garage when making repairs or helping lift other heavier objects. You’d be surprised what you’ll be able to do with a floor jack.
Air Compressors are excellent additions to your garage. With changing weather or old wear and tear, tires often experience moments of low air. An air compressor is capable of refilling tires to their original tire pressure. You can also use it for your kids bikes at the beginning of spring after a winter long break indoors. Air compressors can also be used for cleaning dust and dirt from objects or off the floor, helping keep your garage clean.
Accidents happen all over the house, but the garage is sometimes overlooked as a place at risk for fire. If you’re constantly working in your garage, using electrical outlets or power tools, a fire extinguisher is a top item to have nearby. It’s better to be safe, and be able to protect yourself and your home quickly in case of electrical fires. It’s best to have around an area with cars too, due to the highly explosive gasoline. You never want to be at risk, and having a fire extinguisher in your home is more likely to save you time in handling an emergency.
Torque Wrenches, much like the screwdriver, are valuable for putting together and taking apart items. Without a torque wrench, you won’t be able to dismantle any part of your car from engines to tires. Torque wrenches are extremely valuable for their ability to strongly tighten anything you’re putting together. This is important for items like tires, which you don’t want loosening and falling off.