The right shop equipment can help keep your vehicles in great shape and running smoothly. From car jacks and car lifts to jack stands and wheel dollies, we have the essential automotive equipment for shops of all sizes. Whether you run a professional shop or just enjoy repairing cars in your home garage, you'll find all the tools and shop equipment you need to maintain your vehicle’s health and get your car back on the road.
Car Jacks & More
Most automotive repairs require you to either get under the hood or under the vehicle itself. Designed to help you lift the weight of a vehicle, car jacks are an essential component found in every repair garage. For under-the-car repairs, every automobile shop or garage should be equipped with a proper car jack or car lift. If you work as a professional mechanic or want to manage your own vehicle repairs, jacks are necessary for several tasks. Working under your vehicle also means you need durable, high-quality car jack parts and axle stands to ensure your safety.
When choosing a car jack, you have many options. If you have a larger, commercial garage, consider an industrial grade 4-post or 2-post car lift to prep your car for maintenance in seconds and get plenty of access to work underneath. Many mechanics prefer portable car lifts because they’re convenient, take up less space and still get the job done. We have a variety of car lifts to get your car in the air quickly, safely and effortlessly. We even carry a selection of motorcycle lifts if motorcycles are your vehicle of choice.
Smaller shops and everyday automobile enthusiasts may consider a bottle jack or low-profile floor jack that easily slides under your car, truck or SUV. Each is compact and easy to store. Floor jacks are very simple devices designed to help lift the vehicle you’re working on. The hydraulics allow you to lift a portion of the vehicle with a hand lever. Floor jacks are very strong and don’t require a lot of mechanic experience to use.
Bottle jacks are a type of hydraulic jack that look like a bottle with an elongated cylindrical body. While they work like a standard hydraulic floor jack, bottle jacks hold more weight than an average floor jack—but they have less stability. They also elevate the vehicle higher.
It is vitally important to know how to use car jacks safely in order to perform car repairs without worrying about the vehicle falling. For helpful tips on how to use a car jack, check out our project guide.
Make sure you have the proper shop equipment on hand for all the heavy lifting. Heavy-duty transmission jacks make it easier for the technician to remove or install a transmission. Consider an engine crane to lift car and truck engines up to 4,000 pounds. A manual or electric hoist is also an asset to any auto body or repair shop. Use your engine hoists to lift small engines, transmissions and large shop tools.
If you’re looking to safely remove fluids like engine oil, transmission fluid or brake fluid from your vehicle, check out our selection of fluid extractors. We also carry a wide variety of fluid pumps if you need to move fluids around different parts of your vehicle.
Get Your Shop Equipment Delivered
The Home Depot is your one-stop shop for all your automobile equipment. We have a large variety of mechanic hoists, shop equipment and store equipment from the brands you know and trust, including Husky, Dannmar and QuickJack. We even offer free 2-day delivery on select shop equipment.