One of the most neglected uses of people’s garages is that there is essentially a perfect workspace that people have attached to their home. Aside from just housing your car when it is hot or cold outside, a well-organized garage is the perfect place to take your vehicle in for a little work. Here are some tips to help you work on your car in your own garage…
First of all, one of the biggest things that can keep people from working in their garage is when it is exceptionally dark, without much light. When working on your car, when there are tons of mechanical components and pieces to keep track of, it is essential to make sure that you have a well lit workspace. For this reason, you want to make sure that you have enough sources of light. The first way to do this is to add lighting fixtures, which can be found at any hardware store. Adding windows to your garage walls or door can also help you get natural daylight to work with.
Install organizational amenities
Working on vehicles requires a great deal of tools, in addition to a nice workspace. Because of this, you want to make sure that your garage is well-organized and that these tools are easily accessible to you. For tools you use frequently, have spaces in the wall where they can hang, so that they are easy to get to. For all the other tools you need, but not as often, make sure that your garage is equipped with enough cabinets and other organizational amenities to house them. Just make sure to label where things are, so that you don’t spend hours digging through cupboards!
Be aware of ventilation
If you are working on anything combustion-related in your garage, then you want to make sure that you’ve got enough ventilation to keep your workspace safe. Whenever you are working on your car, always make sure that some windows are open (or even the whole garage door), and that there is airflow through the space. In some instances, it may even be worth adding extra vents in your garage, depending on how often you work in there.