||A dynamometer measures engine and/or drivetrain performance to assist in improving efficient power transfer.
||There are a range of pressure testers used in the automotive industry. Each of them are used to provide information about the potential condition of various systems and components.
||Scan tools are used to run diagnostic tests on vehicles to obtain information on the probable cause of faults. They are able to communicated with the on-board control computer fitted in a vehicle.
||Multimeters are electrical test tools and are used to diagnose problems in vehicle electrical systems, however their use has been reduced with the advent of 'on-board' diagnostics and the use of scan tools.
||A test light is a tool for testing circuits. It usually has a light that indicates the presence of an electrical current in the circuit to which it is attached.
|Hydrometer||A hydrometer is an instrument used for determining the specific gravity of liquids. Common applications of a hydrometer are in battery testing for state of charge and coolant testing for coolant concentrate to water ratio.|
|Lifting equipment||Vehicle hoists
||Vehicle hoists a come in a range of configurations and are designed to meet the particular needs of the workshop. NEVER exceed the safe working load for the lift and always follow the manufacturer loading and operation instructions.
||Vehicle jacks are used to lift the vehicle and/or to support large components when removing or fitting them from/into a vehicle. All jacks should be regarded as a lifting tool and NOT a supporting tool.
||There are a range of types of stands. Each of these types are designed for a particular application and should NEVER be used for a job for which they not recommended.
|Engine & component hoists||Engine hoists are designed to be used for lifting engines and other large components during removal and/or fitting to a vehicle. It is important that the equipment together with the chains and/or straps are not used to lift engines or components outside of their limitations as accidents can occur as a result.|
|Using workshop equipment
||Using a two-post hoist||The objective of this procedure is to show you how to lift a vehicle using a two-post hoist. The lifting capacity of the hoist you are using must be rated for a vehicle weight greater than that of the vehicle you are intending to lift. Check the hoist rating and compare it with the weight given in the vehicle service manual.
|Using a four-post hoist
||Four-post hoists allow the vehicle to be positioned and lifted easily. They are often used to lift a vehicle for wheel alignment services and brake repairs. The objective of this procedure is to show you how to lift a vehicle using a four-post hoist.
|Using an engine hoist
||Mobile floor cranes are capable of lifting very heavy objects, which make them suitable for lifting engines. The objective of this procedure is to show you how to use an engine hoist and choose the correct attachments to lift an engine.
|Using a floor jack
||Hydraulic and pneumatic jacks are the most common. They can be mounted on slides or on a wheeled trolley. The size of jack you use will be determined by the weight of the vehicle you want to lift. The objective of this procedure is to show you how to lift and secure a vehicle with a floor jack and jack stands.
|Setting up an oxyacetylene torch
||An oxyacetylene torch can produce a large amount of heat. Be aware that any objects you direct the flame towards will become hot. Always light the oxyacetylene torch with the striker. A cigarette lighter or match would put your hand too close to the igniting tip. The objective of this procedure is to show you how to set up an oxyacetylene torch for heating.
|Using an oxyacetylene torch||The objective of this procedure is to show you how to use an oxyacetylene torch for heating. Wear a leather apron or similar protective clothing and welding gloves when using an oxyacetylene torch and always use proper welding goggles.|