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How to Store a Classic Car at Home

February 13th, 2018

Some owners of classic cars like to have their cars stored by a professional. In many cases, however, those services aren’t locally available or are too costly to consider. It can also be nice to have frequent access to your classic car while it’s stored, in case you want to do some work on it from time to time or simply to know that your valuable investment is safe in your own garage.


Tips & Tricks to Care for Classic Cars

January 24th, 2018

Classic car enthusiasts are a different breed. They sweat every detail and do everything to keep their vehicle in like-new pristine condition. If that sounds like you, and you have a gorgeous old classic you want to store away for the off-season, we have a few tips for you.


Must-Need Tools & Equipment for Any Auto Body Garage

January 2nd, 2018

There are some tools you simply can’t live without when you run an auto body garage. These are the tools and equipment you use every day for a wide range of jobs or those specific tools that save you a huge amount of time. Here at North American Auto Equipment, we’re not just a supplier of professional auto body tools. We’re an experienced family owned and operated business that knows the ins and outs of the auto body business and the challenges you meet.


Adequate Spacing for an Auto Lift

July 19th, 2017

Adding an auto lift to your professional or personal garage is a big plus. It allows you to lift vehicles whenever you want to have easier access for engine, transmission, wheel, chassis or bodywork. If you have a large garage with ample space, you can install your lift wherever you like. In most cases, however, you want to maximize your space and install your lift in the most convenient location.


Symmetric vs. Asymmetric Two-Post Lifts: What’s the Difference?

July 5th, 2017

When you browse our online catalog of auto lifts, you’ll run across the terms “symmetric” and “asymmetric.” These two types of lifts each have their own advantages and ideal uses. To help you understand the difference and determine which type of auto lift suits your garage and the types of vehicles you service and repair, we wanted to put together this guide.


What Is an ETL-ALI Certified Lift — and Why Is It Important?

June 6th, 2017

We’ve certainly all seen online videos of garage lift mishaps. They can seem funny at first glance, but as auto industry professionals and amateurs, we know that when an auto lift fails because of misuse or lack of service, the results can be extremely serious. Keeping your auto lift in good working order is critical for several reasons:


Best Car Lifts for a Home Garage

May 24th, 2017

The ultimate for a car repair enthusiast is a home garage car lift. Being able to get your car up off the ground for wheel, body, engine or undercarriage work is a big timesaver and makes it easier on you. Instead of crawling around on your knees or straining your back, you can hoist your vehicle to the perfect position and work at a comfortable height.


2 Post Car Lifts: Baseplate vs. Overhead

May 10th, 2017

One question many of our customers have is which type of two-post lift is better — the baseplate type or the overhead type? The answer is: It depends! Both types offer their own advantages as well as their own constraints. It’s also important to know how they work and in what way’s they’re similar. We’ve put together this guide to help you understand why both types of auto lifts are available on the market and how to choose the best model for your garage.


Maintenance Checklist for your Auto Lift

April 28th, 2017

A reliable auto lift you can count on is an important part of your garage or auto repair shop. If your lift breaks down, you’re either stuck unable to lift a car for service or, worse, stuck with a car up on the lift that you can’t get down for a customer! To ensure your lift is always ready to use, our team here at North American Auto Equipment have put together this helpful auto lift maintenance guide.


How to Choose the Right Auto Lift

February 8th, 2017

When the underside of a vehicle needs to be accessed for maintenance, an automotive lift is the most important part of the process. A vehicle lift allows the service specialist to access the wheel assembly and suspension system on a car, van or truck. Whether the work is performed at a large or small facility, auto lifts of one design or another make it possible to perform maintenance that would otherwise be next to impossible.