Posted by Abolox on 7/15/2019 to Torque Wrench
If you work as a mechanic, then you might have a mobile service that goes to people’s houses or places of business to work on vehicles. Instead of customers having to come to you, you come to them and take care of all their automotive needs. The one main challenge that this can present, however, is the ability to bring all of your tools with you. At Abolox®, we’re here to help you find the perfect torque wrenches and other tools that can make your job easier. In this post, we’ll look at some ways you can take your tools on the road!
Organization is Key
With any set of tools, organization is the key to finding things quickly. By investing in tool boxes, cases, and other storage systems, you can keep everything organized. By putting your wrenches, multipliers, adapters, and everything else in their own compartment, you can locate things when you need them and not slow down on the job.
Some mechanics will invest in the standard box that fits behind the rear window in the pickup bed, while others will go for the multi-compartment systems that take up the entire bed. Whichever you choose, it’s important to make sure your wrenches and accessories are secure. You don’t want them jostling around as you drive down the road, as this could affect their calibration. The last thing you want is for a torque tool to be incorrectly calibrated!
Leave the Calibration Systems at The Shop
Speaking of torque calibration, you likely have testing and calibrating systems that you use on a regular basis. You always make sure that your wrenches are properly calibrated before you take them to the next job, because you want to ensure that you provide your customers with the very best service. However, what do you do when you need to test or calibrate a tool while you’re away from the shop?
Torque calibration systems are very complex machines, and they’re often best left stationary in your shop. Since they require multiple parts and often rely on a computer screen or software interface to display, it can be hard to take them on the road. Torque testers need to be mounted on a wall or other solid surface, which means that making them mobile can be a challenge. While this might seem inconvenient, since you want to calibrate tools in the field, you’re actually doing yourself a favor by leaving the testing and calibration machines in the shop where they can do their job accurately and precisely.
Bring a Variety of Wrenches
Since you can never be quite sure what you’re dealing with when it comes to vehicle repairs, it’s good to bring a variety of wrenches with you to a job. You don’t want to get to a customer’s house or office, only to find that you don’t have the tool you need. By bringing several different wrench types, whether that’s click torque wrenches, dial wrenches, or preset wrenches, you’ll have the right one for every job, and you should be able to finish the repairs quickly.
At Abolox, we have a great selection of torque wrenches to choose from, and we pride ourselves on offering only the very best. If you’re thinking about becoming a mobile mechanic, or you already own a shop and want to start offering mobile services, then look through our online catalog today. You can find the wrenches you need for any job, as well as the calibration and testing systems for your shop. If you have questions, then we’d love to hear from you.