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Ask any mechanic who has dealt with broken air lines and they'll tell you that there is nothing better than having a good backup impact wrench that is not dependent on the air compressor. Impact tools, whether air powered or electric, have helped mechanics remove and replace mechanical components quickly for many years. However, if you're on the road and don't have access to your compressor, having a dependable electrically-powered cordless impact gun can save you time, money, and provide better service to your customers.

Why is an electric impact gun beneficial for a mobile mechanic?

When you work on the road, it's extremely difficult to lug around an air compressor. Even if it's small and fits easily into your truck, the reality is that most air impact wrenches rely on having an endless supply of air that typically comes with an industrial sized compressor. This is why most mobile mechanics, and even in-house shop mechanics, utilize cordless impact guns while they are working on vehicles.

A cordless impact gun is extremely beneficial to any mechanic for multiple reasons, including:

  • Gives the mechanic the flexibility to use it in close quarters without the air cord being in the way

  • Can use the cordless impact gun inside vehicles without the air hose getting pinched

  • No threat of air lines becoming disconnected or breaking

  • No need for air extension lines that are trip hazards in any automotive shop

What type of electric impact gun should a mobile mechanic utilize?

In regards to electric, cordless impact guns, size really does matter. Most impact wrenches are designed to use ½" drive sockets; however, these tools are also beneficial for ⅜” and ¼" sockets as well. Instead of having three separate electric impact wrenches, they'll start with a 20v, ½" drive electric impact wrench and use adapters to downsize to smaller drives if needed.

Most tool manufacturers, like Mac Tools for example, sell a 20 volt cordless impact wrench in a kit that includes multiple attachments and features including:

  • Strong and durable nylon body that is able to withstand the application of automotive fluids without damaging the impact wrench

  • Variable-speed trigger that gives the mechanic better control and versatility of the impact wrench. This is especially critical for mobile mechanics as they can't afford to strip bolts or nuts while providing service to a customer on site.

  • ½" drive anvil with a hog ring attachment that allows for quick and simple socket changes

  • Anti-marring bumpers on all sides of the impact wrench to protect it if dropped or frequently laying it down

  • A strong and durable, brushless motor that will increase the longevity of the tool

  • R-Spec battery that delivers optimal durability and performance (with a spare and charger included in the kit)

  • A high-quality contractor bag that will easily carry the impact wrench, spare battery, charger, socket sets and extensions

It's no surprise that most mobile mechanics see the value of investing in a high-quality impact wrench that's portable, even when they have on board air compressors on their trucks. Every mechanic understands the value of having spare tools, as their customers can't accept excuses that their tools broke. If you’re already a certified mechanic and you’re interested in working with YourMechanic, submit an online application to work for YourMechanic for an opportunity to become a mobile mechanic.


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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
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Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Niles, Illinois
Rigo was great! He got there early, finished the job early, left everything clean. He changed my rear pads and rotors. The original quoted time was 90 minutes, he was done in about 60. He knows what he is doing and I am recommending him to all my friends and coworkers.
Mercedes-Benz C250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chicago, Illinois
Rigo is a maverick hands down. Don’t take your car for work elsewhere. Especially great at Mercedes—this guy knows his profession! I will be using him for everything related to my car going forward.

Arturo

25 years of experience
35 reviews
Arturo
25 years of experience
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Diego, California
ARTURO is great! very professional , fast, replaced my front brake pads and oil an filter change. everything now works and works well. Brakes have much improved stopping power and engine is smooth and quiet.Arturo is also kind and thoughtful. "Your mechanic" is very fortunate to have Arturo Lopez represent your company. I enthusiastically recommend him and "Your mechanic> as a fine operation Best regards to the Team Peter Marto
Nissan Maxima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - San Diego, California
Arturo was prompt and completed my brake repair, including new rotors in a very efficient manner. I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the parts and will definitely look to have him service our other car in the near future.

Scott

32 years of experience
345 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Always on time, speedy, professional, and pleasant to interact with. The work is always consistent and we'll done. I can't reccomend Scott highly enough!

Michael

10 years of experience
15 reviews
Michael
10 years of experience
Nissan Sentra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Conyers, Georgia
He was promptly on time and got the job done efficiently in a timely manner. I really appreciate the rapid respone on getting the job done! I would most definitely use this service again.

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