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Deciding What Alignment Machines to Purchase

Deciding which alignment machines are best for your repair shop depends on several different factors like the amount of space you have available. You also have to consider whether you want to dedicate specific service bays for alignments or desire the flexibility to use those bays to provide your customers with other repair services. This […]

Convert Any Atlas® Tire Changer into a Motorcycle Tire Changer

Obtaining a motorcycle tire changer for your tire service center or repair shop is not difficult when you purchase any Atlas® tire changer, and add on a set of Atlas® motorcycle and ATV flip adapters. The adapters attach easily to the tire changer and convert it for use with both motorcycle and ATV tires and […]

Find the Best Alignment Machine for Your Shop

There are several different types of alignment machine models to choose from, depending on how you want to set up your service bays in your repair shop. You need to carefully evaluate the options and features on each model, as well as how it needs to be installed, in order to select the best machine […]

A 2 Post Auto Lift Is Offered in Overhead and Baseplate Models

Whenever you are considering a 2-post auto lift, you have to decide whether you want a baseplate lift or an overhead lift. Both types do have to be anchored into the ground for proper stability. The options available between the two models do vary slightly, as well as how they operate. Also, keep in mind […]

Selecting a Tire Changer for Your Business

The Atlas® TC221 tire changer is well suited for small service garages and motorcycle/ATV repair shops. This is a wheel clamp tire changer model designed to work with steel wheels and higher priced alloy wheels without causing damage to the rim or the tire. Other features found on the TC221 include: A tire inflator with […]

Work on Your Bike at Home with a Motorcycle Lift

You can save money on your motorcycle repairs and maintenance by doing them yourself at home. If you like working with tools, have a little patience, and can follow detailed instructions, videos, and other diagrams, working on your bike can fun and rewarding. Not only do you become more familiar with how your motorcycle works, […]

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 […]