The garage is that area of our home where we can relax and take our time off the rest of the world. It is the perfect place to design and create new projects for both our vehicles and the house in general.
Of course, before we start working on new things, we’ll need the proper tools first. There are plenty of tools you can get for your garage, but only some of them are essential.
During our article, we’ll review the top ten essential items every garage must have.
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10 Popular Must Have Items For Your Garage
1. Workbench, and a Vice
Performing our mechanical duties often keeps us under the vehicle, but sooner or later we’ll need open space for certain items. The radiator and the carburetor are two of the main vehicle parts that benefit from using a workbench with a vice.
The vice is particularly effective in providing those extra hands to keep the vehicle parts steady while we’re working on them.
It is not only for vehicle parts either. There are plenty of tools that benefit from having a workbench nearby.
2. Floor Jack
Working in our vehicle will have us under it for the majority of the time. To keep it well lifted and in a perfect position for us to get under it, we’re going to need a floor jack. This tool makes sure the car is steady up above the ground, allowing us to work below the car without having to worry.
Nonetheless, we do recommend checking out as many floor jacks as possible, because there are different models, with each one withstanding a certain amount of pressure.
Screwdrivers work for many applications. Heck, I once opened a beer using it. However, they are useful tools for different types of jobs, whether you’re working on your vehicle, or doing remodeling in the house.
There are many brands available, but we recommend getting Allen-head. The Ball-head works fine too, or you could also consider getting the Torx-head. You might not need them regularly, but having a complete set of quality screwdrivers is always a benefit for our garage.
4. Power Tools
These tools are very effective at making our jobs easier. With the right power tools, there’s no need for us to work as hard as we used to do in the past. One of the items every garage must-have is, at least, one cordless drill.
The cordless drill often includes an opening capable of holding a bolt to polish the vehicle.
On the other hand, you might want to have a high-speed Dremel as well, which is capable of trimming small pieces to enhance the look of our car.
While we’ve established vehicle applications for these two tools, there are many more circumstances where they come in handy.
5. Storage Chest
It might not happen to more organized people, but for me particularly, keeping my items in the proper place is sometimes difficult because there are just too many of them.
For those cases, and to avoid accidents because a tool is lying around the floor, we need a storage chest. It is a toolbox of a larger size capable of keeping everything in one single spot with easy access.
It might seem like an exaggeration, but it truly improves the organization system of our garage.
6. Air tools, like an Air Compressor
Air tools, in general, are amazing items that we can use for many purposes, and it will work efficiently. For instance, we could use it to blow air in the vehicle’s tires, but also to clean under the vehicle and small areas where we cannot access by ourselves.
There are different types of air compressors, so be careful you choose the right one for your purposes.
7. Torque Wrench
Even if you’re not familiar with vehicles, you must be aware that keeping every piece tightened up is the best way to avoid unpleasant accidents while driving.
If you want to have your pieces tightened with precision at the right angle, using a torque wrench becomes necessary. It will keep everything set in its place without the risk of getting loose.
Sometimes, it is not only about screwing with plenty of strength, but rather with precision. In that regard, the torque wrench becomes a valuable tool that every garage should have.
8. Cleaning Supplies
The garage is a working space that gets dirty rather quickly if we don’t do the proper maintenance periodically. To an unpleasant working environment, the garage must have cleaning supplies available for each time we finish working.
There are different supplies you could use. For instance, the shop vacuum is quite useful for cleaning up, just like
the old but reliable broom.
You want to do the right maintenance because there are plenty of tiny pieces that may lie on the floor, which could end up hurting you, your children, or worst: it could damage your car.
9. First Aid Kit
A first aid kit is a must-have in basically every area of the house. You never know when you’re going to need it and, believe it or not, working around engines with powerful drilling machines and sharp-edged tools nearby could lead to a nasty accident.
Better to be safe, than sorry. So, don’t let your pride get in the way, and keep a first aid kit somewhere accessible in the garage.
10. Fire Extinguisher
One moment you’re working on your vehicle, and the next minute a fire starts. Sounds impossible? Well, it is unlikely, but I’m sure you don’t want to become a statistic for such an accident. Having a fire extinguisher nearby is a great decision that we hope only hurts your pocket.
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There are many more items you might need in the future, but the ones listed above are necessary to work in your garage successfully.
Nonetheless, your garage and everything it contains must suit your needs, which is why it must be you who makes the decision about the items you’ll need.