Here’s what’s inside my dream garage

The ultimate garage accessories.

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Auto products for a tricked-out garage.Alex Suprun via Unsplash

You put a car in your garage, but some folks put their whole lives and egos into them. Car people treat their vehicles like family members. They tinker with, polish, obsess over, and ogle their machines. This gear will turn any drive-in-able space into Car-vana.

APlusLift HW-10KBP Two Post Floor Plate Auto Hoist Car Lift

APlusLift Two Post Floor Plate Auto Hoist Car Lift

The ultimate car-lifting machine.Amazon

Normals might use a jack to lift their cars up to change the oil or a tire. If you really want to get work done underneath, you want that car way over your head. The APlusLift HW-10KBP’s four heavy-duty arms hoist up to 10,000 pounds of pride and joy up to 81 inches in the air.

DeWalt 20-Gallon Portable Air Compressor

DeWalt 20-Gallon Portable Air Compressor

Compressed air to power your tools.Amazon

Hand tools, eh? Cute. Dewalt’s DXCMPA1982054 model holds 20 gallons of compressed air, and releases it at up to 155PSI. That’s enough oomph to fill up your tires or drive a pro-style impact wrench that’ll spin stock-on lug nuts off your wheels faster than a squirrel snags an abandoned Baby Ruth. And since the compressor is on wheels, you can make sure it’s always out of the way.

Sunco Lighting 2 Pack LED Utility Shop Light

Sunco Lighting 2 Pack LED Utility Shop Light

You can’t look at what you can’t see.Amazon

This two-pack of overhead LED shop lights only pulls as much electricity as a 40-watt light bulb, but together shines the equivalent of 260 watts of 5000K daylight-equivalent photons on your ride.

Car Capsule

Car Capsule

Protect your investment.Amazon

Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa—what kind of animal spends all their waking hours prettying up their vehicle and then stores it in the air? There’s DUST in that air! If you don’t have a dedicated filtration system in your garage, store your car in a bubble like the Car Capsule, which features a thick, clear PVC barrier to all the bad stuff floating around out there, and uses an activated charcoal filter to make sure none of that crap comes in contact with your showroom shine.

Meguiar's Complete Car Care Kit

Meguiar's Complete Car Care Kit

One of the great joys of owning a cool car is washing it.Amazon

This kit has everything you need to keep your baby clean. Don’t skip the clay bar.

Goplus 40 Gallon Automotive Parts Washer

Goplus 40-Gallon Automotive Parts Washer

The golden rule of working on cars: clean everything you take off before you put it back on.Amazon

A solid parts-washer is a must-have for a serious shop. This one circulates cleaning solvent at 5.28 gallons per minute, and the flexible spigot lets you direct it wherever you want it to go. Please make sure you properly dispose of the solvent when it’s spent.

Husky Extra Deep 46 in. 9-Drawer Mobile Workbench

Husky Extra Deep 46 in. 9-Drawer Mobile Workbench

A movable feast of fix-it function.Amazon

Tool towers look super cool, but a tool cart is far more useful. In addition to holding a shop’s worth of implements, its solid wood top makes for a handy work surface you can wheel anywhere. The ball-bearing slides mean you can put up to 100 pounds in each drawer.

Porsche 911 Bluetooth Speaker

Porsche 911 Bluetooth Speaker

A garage sound system that looks the part.Amazon

If you don’t have a car-themed speaker system in your garage, please surrender your coveralls and vintage gas-station signs immediately. Or, quick, pick up this Bluetooth speaker that’s shaped like the exhaust pipes coming out of a Porsche 911 GT3 It will do all your music justice, and simulates its badass namesake’s exhaust note when you turn it on.

hOmeLabs Beverage Refrigerator and Cooler

HomeLabs Beverage Refrigerator and Cooler

Mini-fridge: a must-have.Amazon

Without cold drinks in your garage, you might have to go into the house for refreshment. Keep an eye on your stock through the clear glass door of this 3.2-cubic-foot fridge. And stock it with green tea, which is much healthier than other beverage options.