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Top 10 – Equipment Needed to Open an Auto Repair Shop

Gearheads and garages go hand in hand. From the single car garage at your mom’s house to the 10-bay shop that turns out badass full-custom builds, garages can come in all shapes and sizes. They can also have a wide range of equipment on hand. For the purpose of this article, when we refer to a “garage”, we mean one that offers a variety of services to customers, not just a place to park your ride.

In this video, Nestor from The Mechanic OC YouTube channel drops some knowledge about the ten must-have pieces of equipment to buy if you want to open your own garage or repair shop. These are large purchases that most of us couldn’t just go out and buy all at once, so Nestor helps lay out a plan about what equipment to buy and in what order. From an air compressor to power airfoils to a lift to ease access to the bottom side of your customers’ cars, each of these are vital to completing the multitude of tasks you’ll be asked to do. As Nestor suggests, buying these items over time as your budget allows is a great way to make sure you’re ready to make the leap when you pull the trigger on opening your doors.

This is some great advice, so keep this video in mind when you start planning your garage venture!