7 Best Lighting Ideas 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

3 Best Mechanic Flashlights (Small and Powerful)

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

3 Best Wheel Chocks for Cars, Trucks, and SUVs

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

2 Best Car Ramps to Make Oil Changes Super Easy

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 for the Money

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

Essential Tips to Help Prevent 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 … Read more

5 Best Garage Parking Aids for the Perfect Park Job

Chances are, at some point you’ve come home from a long day only to find your car just doesn’t want to fit into the garage. Perhaps it’s just a tight squeeze, or maybe the amount of clutter opposite the door has made it hazardous. For the longest time, the hanging tennis ball method used to … Read more

4 Types of Garage Openers – Which is Best?

Have you thought about replacing your old garage door opener or do you want to add modern convenience to your old manual garage door? It’s a question many homeowners ask themselves, but once you’ve decided to add extra functionality to your garage, the next obvious step is to ask yourself “what kind of garage door … Read more

5 Best Driveway Alarms to Notify You of Unexpected Visitors

Those that live in a rural area or on a large property probably do so for the quiet and privacy this entails. Your kids can safely play outside by themselves and your dog has plenty of room to run around. Unfortunately, this can also create a unique type of security concern. When your home sits … Read more