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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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Jose

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
BMW 325i - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
I had a few mechanics from YM and _all_ of them arrived late (some even 2 hours late) , but not Jose! He arrived right on time! I gave him the keys and let him do his job. I am a curious person so I asked him a few questions about his techniques and he had no problem answering them all with detailed explanations! He did run into a problem on my car because of stripped bolts, but he literally went above and beyond and found a way to remove it. Best mechanic ever.
Lexus CT200h - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - South San Francisco, California
Jose was on time and did a great job on my brakes. He was friendly and explained the entire process. Would highly recommend.

Augustine

11 years of experience
35 reviews
Augustine
11 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Augustine was amazing. He was the perfect example of customer service all around. While he was working, I was recommending him to my neighbors. Next time I need work, I will be requesting Augustine specifically!!!!! Please give him a raise or bonus!!!
Toyota Corolla - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mr. Sanchez showed up on time and finished replacing my rotors and break pads. He was very informative and treats your car like his own. He was very time efficient and communicated very well. I highly recommend Mr. Sanchez’s services!!!!

John

26 years of experience
552 reviews
John
26 years of experience
GMC Yukon XL 1500 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - League City, Texas
I am so happy John is back. I trust him very much. He is efficient and has a tremendous amount of mechanical knowledge. He is a true asset to Your Mechanic.
Ford F-150 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Alvin, Texas
I like John because he is very knowledgeable about all my vehicles. In addition he is very organized regarding how he performs his work.

Wesley

8 years of experience
45 reviews
Wesley
8 years of experience
Dodge Nitro - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Peoria, Arizona
Great experience. Very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended and will continue to use for future work.

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