8 Best Garage Door Openers (Fast, Quiet, and Secure)

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Once upon a time, people would get out of their car and open the garage door by hand. Then someone came up with the nifty idea of a remote controlled garage door. The result was an invention notorious for noise, slow movement, getting stuck, and breaking. Today, the original vision of an automatic garage door … Read more

Best Step Ladders for Home or Jobsite Use (6-Ft and 8-Ft)

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Owning a good step ladder can make life easier in a number of common (and uncommon) chores. From cleaning windows and gutters to changing bulbs and cleaning the display space above your kitchen cabinets, there are plenty of times when the best ladder for the job will also be your best friend. The most common … Read more

Best Lighting for Your Garage or Shop

It’s a common scene in fiction: A person walks into a workshop or smithy. The room is dark, smoky, and lit mainly by a few faint lamps or tube lights, with red hues dancing about the walls from a forge. Now try to picture yourself working in a similar environment. In truth, most forges and … Read more

Shine Bright with the Best Mechanic Flashlight

When shopping for the best flashlight for mechanics, the trend has moved away from large, clunky contraptions such as a Maglite, to smaller devices that easily fit in your pocket. LED flashlights use less power, so you won’t be weighed down by the batteries. But they also provide bright light that can be focused on … Read more

Top Rated Wheel Chocks Are Cheap Insurance

Anytime you lift one end of a vehicle, you should use a good set of wheel chocks for all tires remaining on the ground. If you own a set of vehicle ramps, high quality chocks are a great companion tool to give you more stability and enhanced safety. The best wheel chocks will be light enough … Read more

The Best Car Ramps Put Safety First

The best car ramps for small and medium sized cars have a moderate incline specifically to address the low ground to frame clearance of sports cars and sedans. Those with trucks or SUVs may get by with using ramps with a sharper incline but what’s the point when the more gradual incline ramps accommodate pretty much … Read more

5 Best Engine Hoists and Levelers

Whether you’re a weekend mechanic restoring that ’68 Chevy Nova or work in an auto repair shop, you’ll be doing some major engine work at some point or another. Unlike the days of Henry Ford, modern car engines are very difficult to work on without removing the entire engine, and the blocks are far too … Read more

The Best Jack Stands You Can Bet Your Life On

During a one-year study period, 4,822 people were treated in emergency rooms due to floor jack failure. Isn’t that reason enough for every home mechanic to get the best jack stands they can afford? When you shop for jack stands, you need to look at a few things… weight capacity for a set of two, … Read more

Jacked Up! – Top Rated Floor Jacks

Working under a car or truck is not the time to wonder just how safe you are with the front of your 5,000 pound SUV being held up by the cheap scissor-type jack that was in the trunk. If you ever do any work on your car or truck, a good quality hydraulic floor jack … Read more

Tips for Preventing Garage Accidents

Garages and workshops can be dangerous places due to the many hazards looming around in the form of fire, injury, electrocution or other seemingly small things. In a garage, you are surrounded by all manner of elements, which can pose as a serious hazard if kept in the same place. Mixing flammable liquids such as paint … Read more