For many car fanatics out there, the idea of having your very own garage for working on your beloved vehicles certainly is the dream. Unfortunately, a lot of the time it is very much just that – a dream. This doesn’t have to be the case though, if you have the space free, you’ve got the potential to turn this into your own personal car garage. There are however, certain aspects you’ll need in order to do this.
To help you out, we’ve put together this post of seven things (including items, features and gear) you’ll need to include to make your dream become a reality.
#1 –Organisation and Working Areas
It makes sense to start with the basics – organising your workspace. You’ll want a centralised area that has enough space for you to comfortably work around your car, so all your equipment and fixed work areas should go around the outside of the room in designated places. Also be sure to leave a clear access area.
#2 – Benches
Invest in one or two sturdy work benches that you use for specific purposes, for example metal work and spray painting. Again, this should be aligned along the wall to maximise your work area.
#3 – Stainless Steel Sinks
This is a must for health and safety reasons and having a stainless steel tap and basin plumbed in means you don’t need to worry about mess. Plus this material will wipe/drain clean.
#4 – Latex Painted Flooring
Similarly to your sink, your garage floor needs to be easy to clean. Latex paint is a great option as it makes it wiping away greasy and difficult stains much more straightforward. As an added bonus you can choose your preferred colour and make your garage even more bespoke.
#5 – Accessibility
A retractable garage door (preferably a double) is the perfect choice for easy access, and by having it fold upwards you save on space.
#6 – Mechanic’s Seats
These specially designed stools come on caster wheels and are fantastic for quickly switching between tasks.
#7 – The Right Gear
The final, and arguably most important aspect, is your tools and equipment. Naturally, what you purchase depends on what jobs you intend to carry out on your car, but comprehensive tool kits, jacks, axle stands and engine cranes are a great starting point. You should purchase these from an expert retailer like SGS Engineering as they can provide you with advice and guidance on which equipment is best suited to your needs.
All there’s left to do now is get to work!