Air compressors are a must-have tool for your garage. They’re not just a handy tool to have for home improvement projects—they’re extremely useful and versatile when used for vehicles as well.
Here are just a few examples of some of the ways you can use a portable air compressor in Muscogee County, GA for your vehicles:
- Paint touch-ups: Did you know you can use air compressors to help you touch up the paint on the car? That’s right—just attach it to a spray gun, and seal off the area you’ll be painting to protect anything you don’t want to get covered. This should include masking off windows and anything else you don’t want the paint to hit. Set the compressor to the appropriate level of pressure to bring the paint out of your gun, and test on a piece of cardboard or scrap first to ensure a proper spread and mist before you begin painting your vehicle. Then you can begin! Just make sure you wear a respirator at all times during this process.
- Power tools: If you like to do your own work on your car, then you’re going to be using power tools in your garage just as frequently as you use them in your shop or for projects around your house. A compressor can be used to help you power air ratchets, grinders and more. Make sure you set the air pressure to the correct setting for each individual tool—too fast of a spin could result in damage to the internal parts of the tools, and could cause you to inadvertently hurt yourself.
- Inflation: Perhaps the most common use for an air compressor in the garage is to inflate your vehicle’s tires. It’s important to have a pressure gauge on hand so you know exactly how many psi you have in your vehicle and how much more you need to put in. The maximum pressure to which you inflate the tires should conform to the recommended inflation level marked on the sidewall of the tires (or inside the vehicle’s door jamb). You do not want to overinflate your tires—this could elevate their risk of blowing out. The process of actually inflating the tires is easy with an air compressor—just attach the nozzle to the valve stem and begin, checking the pressure every so often with your gauge.
- Random jobs: You’ll find air compressors to be highly versatile tools in the garage, and you can use them for plenty of odd jobs. You can use them to send blasts of compressed air into little nooks and crannies in your vehicle to get out some stubborn dirt and debris that’s packed into small places. You can use them to remove loose surface rust, and to get rotted areas clear without having to use your hands.
For more information about the ways you can use a portable air compressor in Muscogee County, GA in your garage, contact the team at Valley Hotsy today. We look forward to helping you!