Owning and running a profitable auto body repair shop is no easy task. We here at Innovative Solutions & Technology understand how difficult it can be to choose what services to offer your customers and what major equipment to purchase at setup.
We have compiled the following list of some equipment we recommend purchasing for your auto body and collision repair services below.
A reliable air compressor is necessary to operate many tools including pneumatic hand tools and auto lifts. It is important to invest in the highest capacity needed (ex: 60 or 120 gallon compressor) to be sure you have the power to feed your shop.
JACKS AND ACCESSORIES
Raising a vehicle (in height) is an important part of the automotive repair process. Investing in a high-quality, high-capacity jack is important to support a vehicle once it has been elevated. Pole jacks are also useful to support axles and other components of the vehicle when auto body repair work is being completed.
OIL DRAIN AND CADDY
Changing auto oil and transmission fluid requires an oil drain and caddy based on your shop size and capacity. If you have a large shop with multiple lifts, there are standing oil caddies that can reach the raised vehicles to increase speed and efficiency.
BATTERY CHARGER AND JUMPER
A working battery charger and jumper is essential for correcting battery and car charging issues.
When working in major collision repair, it is necessary to have an engine hoist to remove the car engine for repairs, rebuilds or replacements. These come in different capacity sizes so be sure to purchase a large one if you plan to work on commercial vehicles.
A brake lathe may seem unnecessary because it is possible to take rotors or drums to another service for resurfacing but to increase efficiency and time, we recommend purchasing one for your shop. It will quickly pay for itself and a high-quality name brand will ensure availability of replacement parts when needed.
When working on suspension systems or replacing struts, a good strut compressor is needed. This is a great profit source for many auto body collision action solar repair shops.
Innovative Solutions & Technology is a proud distributor of Spanesi collision repair equipment and Pro-Spot quality welding systems. We offer these world-class products, training and support services to auto body repair shops across the tri-state area.
Innovative Solutions & Technology
2 Frassetto Way
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5pm
Contact us to learn more about these products, training and support.