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Setting up and Installing 4 Post Auto Lifts

Setting up and installing 4 post above ground auto lifts depends upon where you want to place the lift within your building. You should also consider the ceiling height and use bays with higher ceiling clearances for optimal performance. Further, you will need the correct gauge electric wiring for operating the lift’s motor. The gauge […]

Tire Repair Services Require Tire Changers, Wheel Balancers, and Steel Wheel Weights

In order to offer tire replacement services, you need to have the right equipment on hand and available. First, you need to have a wheel balancer able to accommodate the tire sizes you service. There are specific models which are designed to work with automotive, semi-truck, ATV, and motorcycle tires. Check the specifications on the […]

Outfit Your Tow Trucks with Winches and Proper Equipment

You need to outfit your tow trucks with the proper types of equipment when you operate a towing and recovery business. While most trucks include hooks, chains, booms, wheel lifts, and other integrated components, others may only be a flatbed style. Flatbed tow trucks normally rely upon winches to help slowly pull the vehicle up […]

Select the Right Car Lifts for Your Shop

Deciding on the best car lifts for your shop requires that you take a little time and conduct some research. If you have an older building, your original lifts may be permanently installed into the ground. When they wear out and break, it can be quite costly to dig these up and replace them with […]

Convert a Car Lift into an Alignment Lift

When you are looking to expand your services, like vehicle alignments, there is an easy way to convert your existing car lift into an alignment lift. All you need is an Atlas® Cyclops alignment machine with IC3D TowerFree™ technology. This lift does not require you to invest any additional money to replace the existing lift. […]

Alignment Lifts Are a Type of Specialty Lift

Any time you are purchasing a new car lift, you need to evaluate with what type of vehicles you intend to use the lift, as well as what services you expect to accomplish. There are both two-post and four-post standard lifts, as well as scissor lifts, which are able to accommodate a wide range of […]

Atlas® Cyclops Alignment Machines versus Red Tower Based Systems

There are differences between alignment machines and how they operate and function. Take, for instance, the Atlas® Cyclops with IC3D TowerFree™ technology and compare it to the older red tower based systems. The red tower based system is using technology which is around 20 years old. The equipment takes up a large amount of space […]

Use Shop Presses and Sand Blast Cabinets to Refurbish Parts

One thing you can do to help your customers lower their vehicle repair bills is to offer OEM refurbished parts. Sometimes the parts that need to be replaced are able to be restored to like-new condition and do not have to be completely replaced. In order to perform your own refurbishments in-house, there are certain […]

Find High Quality Sandblast Cabinets and Other Automotive Equipment Online

Running an automotive repair shop, body shop, service center, or tire shop requires having the right types of equipment on hand and available. The amount of equipment you need is directly related to the services you provide your customers. If you are a full service repair center, then you need equipment like tire changers, alignment […]

How to Decide Which Tire Changer to Purchase

Deciding which model of tire changer to purchase can be a difficult question. Tire and wheel manufacturers rarely consult with the equipment manufacturers before they release a new type of tire or wheel rim. Instead, what has been the case for years is that the tire and wheel manufacturers rely upon the equipment manufacturers to […]