contact image

 

Boston Garage Equipment Ltd

199 New Road

Rainham, Essex

RM13 8SJ

United Kingdom

 

T: +44 (0)1708 525585

F: +44 (0)1708 525408

E: sales@boston-ge.com

Emission testing
Vehicle lifts
Brake testers
Play detectors
Mot test lanes
Vehicle diagnostics
Jacking beams
Headlamp testers
ATL Misc equipment
Service equipment
Trailer Socket Testers
Heat Inductor

Select products

By clicking on the buttons on the left hand side

To order a brochure

Please click here to request further information on our range of garage equipment

Our Garage Equipment

Buying Boston is simple. We offer competitive finance, credit-card deposits and fast installation on all our equipment.

With leading technology, professional support and two years warranty* - there simply is no equivalent to Boston in the garage equipment market.

Please choose your area of interest from the images above.

Thank you for visiting Boston and we look forward to being of service.

* - some items excluded - see terms and conditions


click to fill out form and contact us

 

What is garage equipment used for?

This equipment is commerical equipment used by mechanics and technicians, some of which you would find in MOT testing stations, car and van workshops and car servicing departments in order to service and repair vehicles to keep within warranties, goverment safety guidelines, modification of vehicles and to allow maintenance to the same standards as outlined by car manufacturers.

Commercial garages have to take a lot more care with the equipment they use than has historically been the case. European Union regulations have also imposed reduction in emissions which have resulted in vehicle manufacturers having to enhance vehicle emissions control. Such regulations have in turn meant that commercial garages have to constantly update their equipment to keep pace with such changes and with continuously evolving technologies. In the main, this equipment can be classified into three broad groups and these are as follows:

1. Mechanical handling and testing equipment

2. Diagnostic instrumentation

3. Other equipment found in garages

Some garages specialise in particular areas of vehicle care and maintenance and may not therefore have equipment from all the above groups, whereas garages that want to offer a fully inclusive service, would need to have all of the items in each particular group.

click to fill out form and contact us

1. Mechanical handling and testing equipment

Mechanical handling and testing equipment that garages need in order to service vehicles in the proper manner and to carry out Ministry of Transport road worthiness tests, must include these items. When it comes to inspection lane equipment most garage owners are looking for the most efficient and cost effective ways of doing a job that they can find. Inspections include brake testing, wheel aligning, exhaust gas and noise levels and suspension testing.

A vehicle lift is also needed so that the mechanic can work under a vehicle without rolling on the floor. If the garage also services trucks and larger vehicles then the garage owner may want to invest in a lift with extra automotive parts. Extra parts mean that there is a reduction in downtime if a lift needs new parts.

With wheel suspension and steering becoming more sophisticated, an increasing number of garage owners are turning to computerised wheel alignment systems. Although these are expensive to install, they simplify the job and can mean a reduction in extra staff. Costs are rising all the time and some garage owners are making a small capital investment because it will save them money in employment costs, long term.

2. Diagnostic instruments

As the move for greener motoring and energy-saving continues to gather momentum, garage owners are finding it easier to invest in handheld diagnostic equipment and emissions analysers - which is an outcome of the European Council Directive on monitoring emission control systems for petrol driven cars and light commercial vehicles. With the move to vehicles with an increasing amount of electronic features, the need for engine analysers is diminishing in favour of handheld diagnostic equipment. Traditional equipment is not as effective at diagnosing vehicle faults as the handheld equipment. There is also a move to the introduction of WiFi technologies to enable other equipment in the garage to be in synchronization with the vehicle that a mechanic is currently working on.

click to fill out form and contact us

3. Other equipment found in garages

Garage owners’ requirements for battery chargers and testers remain largely unchanged because the basic mode of currents and voltage has not changed significantly over the years. There is a growing demand for advanced testing systems for vehicle lighting technologies and although fixed beam testers are still the same, garage’s inspection lanes now contain headlamp testers. Although the motoring sector has seen a downturn due to current economic circumstances (correct, as of winter 2009), this has meant more work for a lot of garage owners, and a continuing demand for garage equipment.