Taking on car maintenance at home requires some serious DIY tools to ensure you get the job done right.
If you are the hands-on, all-in type of car enthusiast, you will understand how difficult some jobs can be without the right tools for the job.
When you have larger tasks you want to handle on your project car or show car, having tools that can handle specific tasks are of utmost importance.
Not only do they make every job easier, but they also make bigger jobs safer.
Removing heavy items from your vehicle, like motors and gearboxes requires a lot of skill, and experience, and well as some heavy duty machinery that can handle the weight of the parts you need it to, and this is where lifting devices like cranes are extremely valuable in your home workshop.
"buying an engine crane can save a bucket load of cash over the lifetime of your ride."
Being skilled enough to be able to change your own clutch or repair your motor is great, but without the right lifting devices to suit your workshop space and motor size or more specifically its weight, attempting the job can be very dangerous.
Let’s say you need to remove your engine to replace the sump gasket because of a leak. There are tools that will make the job easy, and there are tools that are essential to get the job done.
Removing your engine will require an engine crane, no questions asked.
Engine cranes come in many different styles, including wheel mounted and swivel mounted styles, so even the tightest of workshops can be catered to.
When it comes to price, engine cranes are not that expensive in comparison with hiring a mechanic to do the job for you.
If you already have the skills you need to complete the job, then buying an engine crane can save a bucket load of cash over the lifetime of your ride.
Engine stands are equally important when it comes to engine repairs. It simply isn’t safe to leave the engine on the crane to carry out repairs, and engine stands are specifically weight balance designed to ensure the job can be carried out safely.