The automotive equipment industry deals with the production of every type of tool and machine required for the manufacture, maintenance and repair of vehicles including automobiles and auto parts. As such, the industry produces several types of equipment ranging from basic hand tools to more complex machining.
Various Types of Automotive Equipment
Automotive workshops and workshops cannot function without automotive equipment. Furniture stores, elevators, exhaust hoses, air compressors, lubrication equipment, electric windings and lamps, jacks, vehicle service equipment, liquid storage tanks and trans-water pipes are some of the many types of automotive equipment used by the automotive manufacturing and auto repair business.
General Types of Automotive Equipment
Hand Tools: Auto repair shops use several types of hand tools for their repair and maintenance projects. Some of the most common items include ratchet sets and wrench sets, crowbars (also known as lever rods), socket sets, screwdrivers, star drive and clutch heads, hammers, pliers and wire cutters, electric drills, hacksaws and torque wrenches.
Pneumatic Tools: Most automotive workshops today use pneumatic tools as an alternative to electric powered motors because pneumatic tools are more prone to fire hazards. Such tools are powered by compressed air and are high powered versions of more traditional hand tools. Common examples of pneumatic automotive equipment include air compressors that can be used to power a variety of tools including hammers, drills, ratchets, and atomizers.
The availability of pneumatic equipment makes it easy for mechanics and technicians to carry out repair and maintenance work because they are robust and easy to use. For example, a set of pneumatic shears can cut sheet metal faster and leave smoother edges when compared to traditional tin cuts. Likewise, the air hammer equipped with a chisel or punch bit has many uses. They can be used to straighten dents. The chisel feature can be used to remove rusty parts and punch bits can be used to remove rivets and bolts that are too difficult to remove by hand.
Lift: several types of lifting equipment are used to lift and secure the car so mechanics and repairmen can easily work under the vehicle. These hoists include low-tech tools such as ground floor jacks, car ramps and jacks as well as hydraulic lifts and floor jacks for greater efficiency and performance.
Vehicle Exhaust System: vehicle exhaust exhaust systems are used to capture and remove harmful exhaust fumes to ensure optimal air quality in automotive maintenance and repair facilities. This is a mandatory piece of equipment according to the OSHA Standards to limit exposure to hazardous vehicle emissions. General vehicle exhaust exhaust systems include drip hoses as well as reels.
Lubrication System: Automotive lubrication system includes several types of oil gauge, ATF gauge, gear lubricant gauge, discharge valve and grease discharge valve.
The Automotive equipment business is a very large and competitive business. Auto repair businesses must purchase equipment from reputable dealers for the best possible offer and performance levels.