If you’re thinking of opening a mechanic shop, then you need to have the right tools and equipment to repair a vehicle. Of course, you can have the proper knowledge and capability, but without the right tools, none of that matters.
However, identifying and prioritising the right tools and equipment for your auto shop can be a daunting and confusing task, especially if you are a new mechanic. That’s why we’ve made this handy list of useful tools that you’ll need when you first open your mechanic shop.
Mechanic Shop Tools and Equipment
CORGHI PRO ADAS CALIBRATION EQUIPMENT
Corghi is proud to be the world’s largest manufacturer of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) calibration machines and other workshop equipment. If you’re starting an auto shop, then you need ADAS calibration equipment in order to ensure the proper functioning of your customers’ ADAS.
Our PROADAS range is a universal modular system developed to check and calibrate driver assistance systems (front sensors), check the alignment status and complete wheel alignment service (optional) on works on many brands of vehicles and commercial vehicles.
CORGHI TYRE CHANGER MACHINES
To painlessly and easily change a tyre in your shop, you need some of our Corghi tyre changer machines. Tyre changers are an essential workshop equipment item for any automotive workshop, large or small. Small local independent workshops, tyre shops, car dealerships, national chain tyre stores, and large automotive groups all need to provide a fast, safe and efficient tyre change service to their customers. This is where a Corghi tyre changer machine comes in.
CORGHI CAR HOISTS
From two post car hoists, four post car hoists, wheel alignment hoists and car lifts, underbody and under wheel car scissor lifts, truck hoists and even motorbike hoists; the Corghi range of workshop equipment has a solution to meet nearly every requirement. You can find all Corghi vehicle lifts, truck hoists and car hoists for sale through our website with Australia wide shipping.
CORGHI WORKSHOP AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING EQUIPMENT
We provide everything from suspension tests to speed tests and everything in between. So don’t make your job harder than it needs to be; invest in some of our diagnostic tools today, and you’ll be helping your customers with their cars in no time.
CORGHI WHEEL ALIGNMENT MACHINES
CORGHI is the only company in the world able to supply totally No Contact wheel service equipment for all ranges of tyre changers, wheel balancers and wheel aligners. You are guaranteed extreme professionalism by choosing our tyre and motor vehicle automotive workshop equipment, thanks to our innovative skills and award-winning engineers.
Wheel alignment is an important factor in the functioning of any car – if the wheels aren’t aligned, it can not only be damaging to the car but also dangerous for the person driving and the people around them.
Corghi wheel alignment machines are suitable for any size workshop, from the smallest independent workshop through to the largest automotive dealers and dealer groups. Contact us today to find out more.
Must-have mechanic hand-tools
On top of making the most of our range of products here at Corghi, there are also a variety of hand tools that you should invest in when opening your automotive workshop.
This is a tool that’s not just vital for a mechanic but for every person. Used since prehistory, the humble hammer can’t be overlooked. There is a huge range of different hammers available, changing in weight, length, and grip, but you can’t go wrong if you just grab a hammer around the 20oz mark.
A screwdriver is another tool that a mechanic can’t go without. This trusty screwdriver is not only used for removing and inserting screws but also as a small pry bar and can even work as a drift pin when in a pinch.
Pry bars do exactly what it sounds like they would do: they pry things open. Handy for when you need to pull two things apart with a bit of oomph!
Wrenches come in different types and different sizes:
- Adjustable Wrenches: An adjustable wrench or spanner is a wrench with a movable jaw. This enables it to be more versatile and to be able to work on various sized nuts and bolts.
- Combination Wrenches: A combination wrench is a combination of an open-ended and box-ended wrench. These are handy as they can be used to loosen bolts and nuts with the box end and then separate them using the open end.
Another tool a good mechanic must have is a solid pair of pliers. As a mechanic just starting out, all you need to start is a slip-joint plier, but as you grow in business, you should also consider a locking plier, needle-nose plier, or groove lock plier.
WE MANUFACTURE AND DELIVER THE BEST AUTOMOTIVE WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT IN AUSTRALIA
CORGHI Australia is proud to be part of the Italian based CORGHI International. CORGHI is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium and innovative automotive workshop equipment, tyre equipment, and motor vehicle service equipment. Contact us today to find out how we can provide the best possible equipment to your business.