JMC Equipment Buyer's Guide
For a long time, Tuxedo Lifts has been the car lift industry's best kept secret for quality garage equipment. See, unlike bigger names like BendPak and Challenger, Tuxedo Lifts automotive repair equipment usually doesn't come with the bigger price tag to match. That can mean huge savings for the price-conscious DIYer, automotive enthusiast or shop owner. And there's no better example of this than the TP10KAC-D two-post clear-floor asymmetrical lift.
We've all had that coworker who loves an audience. Sure, they can do the job. But it's so much better if they can make a scene while doing it.
The Tuxedo LR-26-PAD low-rise scissor lift is NOT that coworker. This automotive lift more of the strong silent type--in the corner, head down, doing the job right day-in-day-out without making a big deal about it. And that speed and reliability is exactly what sets the LR-26-PAD miles apart from the wannabes and the copy cats out on the car lift market today. Because when it comes to lifting cars and trucks in your professional body shop or home garage, really the less excitement the better.
If you've been following along on the JMC blog for a while, you probably already know how much we love the BendPak HD-9 four post lift. But just in case it isn't clear: we really, really freakin' love this BendPak lift! Easy to install. Easy to use. Top to bottom, it's so evident how much research, effort and engineering went into this phenomenal piece of garage equipment. And we're definitely not alone in that opinion. Since the HD-9 BendPak four poster work and storage lift first came on the market, the automotive world has been raving about its build-quality, efficiency and storage capabilities. It literally raised the bar for DIY/professional crossover garage lifts.
For those of you unaware, John Dow is an Ohio based automotive equipment company that for over 30 years has been providing its customers with quality products engineered to help all types of customers achieve greater...(Continue reading here)
Let's talk home garage storage and industrial public garage parking solutions. Bendpak Parking Lifts BendPak specializes in providing car parking storage lifts to both commercial and private sectors.....(Continue reading here)
Automotive paint booths, most commonly known as spray booths, are pressure-controlled and closed environments that are used to paint vehicles from the smallest cars to the largest trucks. .....(Continue reading here)
For the right combination of both quality and price you can’t go wrong with Bendpak and their wide array of customer approved products. They manufacture the best car lifts, exhaust pipe benders and air compressors ....(Continue reading here)
The market for tire changers is awash with brands from manufacturers like Corghi, Ranger, Hofmann and Cemb. All of these manufacturers are trying to put their best foot forward in a bid to win over the loyalty of customers, and have different tire changers fashioned to meet the needs of specific niches....(Continue reading here)
There are many Air Compressors to choose from, but if you definitely want the one that last for a long time and will give you the energy and power that you need then the Rotary Screw Air Compressor is the one that you want ...(Continue reading here)
When it comes to Car Lifts for your Professional Repair Shop or Home Garage, JMC Automotive Equipment has the best quality and best prices around. These machines may simply be defined as a tool to be used to get better access around and under cars, but they are more than that. Car lifts are the products of smart craftsmanship, logistics and refined technology. They are part of the foundation that makes up the automotive equipment industry. ....(Continue reading here)
Over 100 years ago in a small city in North Dakota (Dickinson to be exact) Earl Branick began a tire and vulcanizing shop. Mr. Branick was a visionary and a constant entrepreneur that invented a tire spreader which was the beginning of over 35 spreaders that Branick Manufactured and sold worldwide. Branick was also the first to introduce jacks. ....(Continue reading here)
In a previous article we mentioned how Challenger Lifts is synonymous with quality and customer satisfaction so it is important to jot down some of the products in particular that made this Louisville, KY company one of the world’s leading vehicle lift manufacturers. Specializing in the design and manufacturing of vehicle lifts for 28 years, Challenger Lifts is your best choice when searching for the right type of lift for your shop or garage. ....(Continue reading here)
Vehicle lifts can be one of the most important investments you can make for your auto shop or auto garage. If you don't have access to a specialist and need to come up with a way to differentiate from the different types of lifts available, let JMC Automotive Equipment help guide you through the learning and selection process. (Continue Reading Here)
Here at JMC Automotive Equipment we focus our efforts on making sure you have the right information before you go out and select important pieces of equipment for your garage or shop. That is why this week we have prepared an informational piece that will allow you to be as knowledgeable as possible before purchasing one or more tire changers. (Continue reading here)
Air Compressors have been around for more than a century and have as many uses as there are tools that use air. They have garnered popularity over the years mainly due to the resource of air being safe, clean, flexible and convenient. Air compressorshave evolved into reliable pieces of equipment that makes them vital in most applications where they are required. They are available in different shapes, sizes, prices and types so read carefully as we will describe the uses, types, categories and additional tips before you go out and purchase your own air compressor. (Continue reading here)
Tire or wheel balancing is the unique process where you equalize the weight of the combined tire and wheel assembly so that it spins smoothly at high speeds. Now, there a different types of wheel balancers so we advise you to read carefully as we will discuss the different types we offer here at JMC Automotive Equipment as well as their uses. (Continue reading here)
Automotive lifts are fundamental pieces of equipment no repair shop regardless of size should do without. For that reason, whether you’re an amateur or looking to open up your own repair shop you’ll need to arm yourself with knowledge on vehicle lifts. The following are common FAQs customers have when browsing for vehicle lifts. (Continue reading here)
Challenger Lift’s DX77 is a 7,700 lb. capacity scissor lift that takes up very little space and features state of the art technology (made in Germany by the company MAHA) that is not found on all other lifts of its same size and type. It was engineered with productivity in mind and its diamond plated flip-up approach ramps allows the platform to extend to accommodate longer wheelbase vehicles. (Continue Reading here)
Shelwes Automatic Contour Sander has been praised for its comfort and convenience but also rejected for its “banality”. Here at JMC Automotive Equipment we’ve been carrying the Shelwes Automatic Contour Sander for over two years now and although it is currently our highest selling Sander, it is also our most talked about. The following is everything you need to know about the Shelwes Automatic Contour Sander and why it is both lauded and criticized. (Continue Reading Here)
When it comes to Strut Spring Compressors, many amateurs settle for the first or cheapest piece of equipment they find. Not only is this not smart (not every compressor can work on every vehicle) but it can also be quite dangerous. For that reason, this month, JMC sheds light on one of our top selling products and customer favorite, Branick’s 7600 Strut Spring Compressor. (Continue Reading Here).
When it comes to vehicle lifts no two companies battle out the title of the greatest than Bendpak and Challenger Lifts. We would also include Dannmar in that very exclusive club but for the sake of comparing two specific products, for now let’s go with Bendpak and Challenger Lifts. (Continue Reading Here).
With headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana, Titan Lifts is a lift manufacturer made up of professionals that pride themselves in being car enthusiasts and motorcycle riders. Involved in local car collector and riding communities, Titan Lifts knows enough about safety and quality as well as the market to make sure the people receive a bang for their buck. (Continue Reading Here)
In an industry where high quality equipment has to remain in optimal conditions for years to come, many products need some extra help in order to conserve their integrity. Wheel balancers have to last for years, tire changers require maintenance but have to meet rigorous demands for a long time and vehicle lifts do all the heavy lifting. But what about one of the most common tools in your tool box? (Continue Reading Here)
The name, Bendpak has been around since 1965 and have since then managed to permeate the automotive equipment industry with its long line of innovative products. In 1997 Bendpak unveiled a new division of quality automotive equipment and named this division, Ranger Products. Having entered the industry with the support of Bendpak, Ranger entered a highly competitive world, the world of wheel service. (Continue Reading Here)
High sales in North America led Corghi to open their own branch here in the US (Hamilton, Ohio) and despite being in North America for only 5 years; Corghi’s recognition in Europe made them an overnight success with US clients. Specializing in wheel balancers and tire changers, Corghi products are of optimum quality and are sold worldwide. This week, JMC Automotive Equipment pays tribute to company whose city of birth is that of Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari and Ducati. (Continue Reading Here)
Thousands of pieces of equipment have been distributed in the past decade and these products have proven their reliability and durability as well as customer satisfaction. This week JMC Automotive Equipment takes the time to thoroughly go through Tuxedo Distributors product line most of which are available at our warehouse. (Continue Reading Here)
Hofmann, a German founded company has been a name garages and tire shops have been talking about for over 75 years. They deliver high quality and innovative garage equipment at surprisingly affordable prices. Originally opened in 1931, Hofmann has spread all over the world and it is their goal to provide the latest technology as well as user friendly features to add to your garage equipment. (Continue Reading Here)
We know customers are usually discouraged from buying Chinese built lifts for many reasons. They prefer to buy American made products for one, and second of all, they are under the impression that Chinese built lifts are defective. While we may agree thatChinese made vehicles aren’t winning any awards anywhere, Tuxedo has garnered nothing but praise and their TP9KF Two Post lift has been our #1 selling two post lift for a while now. (Continue Reading Here)
These guys have influenced the automotive industry for the last 45 years by being a global leader in the hoist design for everything that has to do with lifts. From alignment lifts, to parking lifts and even vehicle lifts accessories, Bendpak have left their mark. However, they’re known more for their signature 2 post and 4 post vehicle lifts so let us provide you with a guide on a few Bendpak Vehicle Lift models and why they’re acclaimed all over the world. (Continue Reading Here)
The first thing you’ll notice when looking at Titan Motorcycle Lifts’ website is their ability to market their products better than most with their well organized catalog. This is important because it helps you admire their product line as well as easily read the specifications. Their descriptions are concise and graphically, these guys can’t go wrong. Here are the Titan Motorcycle Lifts that we carry here at JMC as well as a brief description of each. (Continue Reading Here)
Back in the 1960s, most of what we know today as vehicle lifts were in-ground lifts that provided technicians and auto-enthusiasts with the possibility of servicing vehicles. The problem with these lifts was the monumental task of installing them (time-consuming and arduous) as well as transporting and re-installing them if their owners were to move. This problem created the need for change, thus, above ground lifts were born. (Continue Reading Here)
Challenger Lifts has been an industry leader for generations and it is their CL10 series that has made them stand out on top when it comes to two post lifts. In addition, the CL10V3-2 like the other two members of the series, comes standard with offset 3-stage front arms which allows them to be packed in an asymmetric lifting position, rear of the front tires. (Continue Reading Here).
We’ve spent quite some time now preaching the benefits of two post lifts and how they’re perfect for servicing a wide array of vehicles. Butwhat about four post lifts? What do they bring to the table that make technicians and do-it-yourself enthusiasts jobs a lot easier? Multiple four post lifts like the Bendpak HD-9, for instance are found in shops all over the world and are known for their lifting capacity and ability to save you a ton of space at your shop but why choose Bendpak HD-9 over the competition? Let’s find out. (Continue Reading Here).