Have you ever thought what will be the great thing to do that is enjoyable but productive at the same time? With days becoming so stressful because of work and maybe some unexpected events popping up, it would be nice to have a break once in a while and also to have a space to work on your hobbies. The garage is a great space for you to work on your hobbies and clear your mind. There is something about tinkering and fixing that is so therapeutic and fulfilling. But of course, for you to be able to do this you have to have the right tools on hand. You may not need to purchase everything you see in the hardware store, but there are some things that are must-have in your garage. You will be able to start little by little and build up your tool kit as you go.
1. Jack Stand
Working on a car frequently requires you to be underneath the chassis so that you can work on the mechanical components. With a jack stand, the car will be lifted up. It is crucial to find a sturdy one though because having one that is weak is dangerous. If it breaks while you are working, it may cost you your life.
2. Air Compressor
An air compressor will be useful for powering up your pneumatic tools. It is also used for inflating car tires. I can also be a dust blower. Add to that, it can be useful around the house,
The tool used for tightening and loosening bolts and nuts. It will be used a lot for a car because they have lots of bolts and nuts and they are not all in the same size. That is why it is handy to have different sets of them on hand. There also different kinds of wrenches and they are designed for specific uses. Some examples that will be very convenient to have are:
- Ratchet – allows continuous rotary motion in one direction and prevents motion on the opposite.
- Socket Set – a type of wrench that has a socket attached and is used to turn and tighten a fastener or bolt.
- Impact Wrench – one of the power wrenches that is useful for more powerful tightening. You will be able save time and energy with this.
4. Pliers and Cutters
The tool used for holding objects firmly. They are also for cutting wires and bending.
5. Hood Light or Flashlight
There are times that you have to work with the depths of the engine but is hard because of the darkness. With the help of a hood light or flashlight, you will be able to have your work done.
6. Pressurized Water
Keeping the car clean will help it stay in good condition. With a pressurized water source, it will be easier for you to clean your car and will have no excuses to procrastinate about it. It will also be helpful for cleaning out your garage.