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Having the proper supplies and equipment is very important for automobile repair. Whether stocking a professional car shop, or selecting equipment for home repairs, it is important to select the right tools for maintenance. Knowing some common terms related to these supplies can be helpful for selecting and buying tools.

  • Spring Compressor - These tools are sometimes used when working on an automobile's suspension. The coil springs are under extreme pressure, and can pose a major safety hazard if removed without the aid of a spring compressor.
  • Two-Jaw Puller - A tool used to gain strength when removing parts. A three jaw puller can be used for particularly difficult removals.
  • Torque Wrench - A wrench which allows the user to know the exact degree to which a bolt has been tightened. These can be used for a wide range of applications, from tightening the lug nuts on a tire to resealing the radiator after a flush.
  • Breaker Bar - A means of gaining leverage when unscrewing bolts.
  • Ratchet Extension - A tool used to access bolts which are otherwise difficult or impossible to reach. These tools are especially useful for shops which work on a wide range of car makes and models.
  • Oil Filter Wrench - A specially designed wrench for loosening the oil filter. Once loosened, it can be fully removed by hand.
  • Penetrating Oil - A substance that can be used for lubrication. It can be used to work through corrosion or other build-up that prevents the removal of nuts, bolts, or other components.
  • Body Putty - A supply used when painting a car. The putty is used to fill in any dents or dings in the body of the car prior to painting. Attention and care to these details can ensure a higher quality paint job.
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    Automotive One Inc.
    785 S Us Hwy 17 92, Longwood, FL 32750
    Turn to Automotive One Inc. for automotive repair and maintenance services from ASE-certified technicians. Contact us in Longwood, FL, for more details.
    (407) 848-1636
    Lino Auto Repair
    6214 All American Blvd, Orlando, FL 32810
    We offer professional auto repair services, including transmissions, brakes and radiators. We are also experts at engine repairs and rebuilding. We do oil changes and tune ups, too.
    (407) 578-9880
    Detail Pros Orlando Inc.
    37 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
    Remove blemishes on your vehicle through regular car wash from an auto detailing company. Contact us at (407) 720-8380 in Orlando, FL, and stay updated on our latest offers.
    (408) 720-8380
    Harrell & Beverly Transmissions
    209 W 25th St, Sanford, FL 32771
    (407) 322-8415
    New Age Motors Inc
    47 S Charles Richard Beall Blv, Debary, FL 32713
    (386) 320-0292
    Erber Enterprises Inc
    551 N Us Highway 17 92, Longwood, FL 32750
    (407) 699-6426
    Executive Auto Repair
    1307 W State Road 434, Winter Springs, FL 32708
    (407) 695-2221
    Bill's Autotek
    110 Obrien Rd, Casselberry, FL 32730
    (407) 339-0900
    Titan Motorsports
    563 W Palm Valley Dr, Oviedo, FL 32765
    (407) 977-9732
    Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care
    8250 S Us Highway 17/92, Casselberry, FL 32730
    (407) 331-6211
    Zembower's Auto Repair
    956 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
    (407) 831-5620
    Shalom Tires & Auto Service
    3355 W Orange Blossom Trl, Apopka, FL 32712
    (407) 880-7771
    Full Throttle of Orlando Inc
    6956 Edgewater Dr Ste 304, Orlando, FL 32810
    (407) 253-9081
    Shell
    840 N Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
    (386) 428-9482
    Coast to Coast Auto Equipment Inc
    425 Barry St, Orlando, FL 32808
    (407) 292-6060


    Automobile repair and service equipment and supply shops exist locally in all regions and areas. They provide maintenance and repair services to drivers, and provide assistance after accidents. These shops may be either generalist or specialist. For example, some shops only deal with tires. Others may specialize in collision repair and restoration for body and frame work. While others may offer custom paintwork and detailing, or offer restoration for classic vehicles. Brakes, suspension, and transmission also tend to be areas of specialty. Mechanics are able restore almost and part of a vehicle to its original condition. Other shops may specialize in a specific make of vehicle. This can make it easier to have all the required parts on hand. Different types of cars have different bumpers, radiators and mufflers. In some cases, manufacturers attempt to limit maintenance and repairs to their approved dealers and may not sell required parts and supplies to others. However, there is a tendency for independent shops to be somewhat cheaper. Some shops may also specialize in a particular type of vehicle, such as pick up trucks, or in classic and vintage automobiles. Regardless, however, these shops have the equipment and supplies needed for difficult repairs that a driver cannot do at home. They may also handle emission testing and other legally required car maintenance services. Although some drivers are able to do most of their auto care themselves, others may find themselves visiting a shop regularly. A good mechanic will offer not just repair services, but advice. Mechanics are able to do complex repairs, as well as simple service requirements like tire rotations, replacements and changes.
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