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Huge Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale 2015

November 25th, 2015

This post is for our 2015 Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale. To view our 2019 sale, click here.

We wanted to send out a huge Thank You and Merry Christmas to all our loyal repeat customers this holiday season. This is our annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale for all you holiday shoppers. You demanded it, so here it is. Most vendors actually wait until Black Friday for their sales and deals, but not us. We’re starting this sale effective immediately. The sale is good until the end of the month of November. Not all models are on sale, so when you click on the links below, look for the SALE in the upper right of any product box to see if it is on sale right now. And don’t forget, free shipping applies on most orders. Of course If you have any questions, email us, or give us a call.

This first offer is sure to be a hit. Get up to $200 Coupon with your purchase. Order any product, or combination of items that total $3000 and over, and get a $200 coupon toward a future purchase. Order $1500 to $2999, and get a $100 coupon toward a future purchase. If your order totals $1000 – $1499, get a $50 coupon. Order $600 – $999, get a $25 coupon. Order $300 – $599, get a $10 coupon. This offer not to be combined with any other offers or specials. Offer good until 11/30/15.

AFF Floor Jacks on sale now. Some of our most popular hydraulic floor jacks are on sale right now. Choose from 2 ton all the way up to 10 ton capacity. Some models include a set of free jack stands with your purchase.    As always, shipping is free.

AFF Floor Jacks

AFF Floor Jacks

AFF Aluminum Racing Jacks on sale now. The two most popular Models AFF aluminum jacks are true commercial quality jacks. You can definitely find cheaper aluminum jacks out there.  But these were made to last. Commercial grade billet aluminum construction with premium construction assures that this jack won’t fail you a few short months after the warranty. The two models that are on sale right now are model 208 and 210.

AFF Aluminum Jack

AFF Aluminum Jack

Ranger BL3500 QuickJack Car Lift. Only $840. The BL-3500 lift is a car enthusiast’s dream. It lifts 3500 pounds, It’s completely portable, and it is very quick and easy to use. Right now, it is $195 off it’s regular price. See why this quick and easy car lift is so popular with the home / hobby crowd. Don’t wait. It has NEVER been this low – ever! And Nobody’s got it for less.

Ranger Quick Jack Car Lift

Ranger Quick Jack Car Lift

ESCO Jack Stand Sale. Our ESCO jack stands are by far our most popular jack stands. They are the finest jack stands you will ever see. And we’ve got them lower than they’ve ever been right now. There are several varieties to choose from. Flat saddle, curved saddle, or get one with a flat AND the curved saddle included.

ESCO automotive jack stands

ESCO Jack Stands

The Auto Dolly by Merrick Machine Company. Made in USA. Durable 1/4 inch thick steel construction. Premium finish that won’t chip and peel off. Superior quality wheels with ball bearing casters. Plus, when you upgrade to the heavy duty caster option, they have ball bearings in the axle of the wheels, for the smoothest, easiest rolling wheel dolly on the market. Plus, they’ve never been cheaper than they are right now.

The Auto Dolly wheel dollies

The Auto Dolly

Free Impact Wrench with select AFF Air Jacks. AFF knows how to make professional quality air jacks that can hold up to years of abuse. Right now, we are offering a FREE heavy duty 1″ air impact wrench when you purchase any one of two different AFF air jack models. These models include the model 536, which has a 35 ton capacity, and the model 551, which has a 50 ton capacity. Or, get the Model 565E air jack, and get a FREE 3/4″ impact wrench. This is a killer deal!

AFF Truck Air Jacks

AFF Truck Air Jacks

Hand Held Car and Truck battery Jump starter sale. Our prices are always super low here at But when we throw in free stuff, people really love it. Well that’s what we’re doing. For a limited time, purchase the hugely popular JNC1224 and JNC950 commercial quality jump starters, and get the handy ESA30 Memory Saver Cord FREE! This is a $39 Value! This cord allows you to save vehicle presets and codes so you can disconnect the car’s battery to service it. Never lose your preset radio stations again!

Jump N Carry Car Battery Jump Starters

Jump N Carry Car Battery Jump Starters

AFF Heavy Truck Transmission Jack On Sale Now. On sale now at the Lowest price all year! The popular Extreme heavy duty truck transmission jack is on sale lower than it’s been in over a year at only $1093 with free shipping. This beast with handle almost any transmission out there with it’s robust 4400 lb capacity.

AFF 3180 Heavy Truck Transmission Jack

AFF 3180 Heavy Truck Transmission Jack

AFF 3700 Clutch Jack. The AFF 3700 Clutch jack is a versatile purpose-built jack. It’s not just for clutch work. Not if you get some of the many optional accessories that are available for it. There is an optional flywheel adapter, drive shaft adapter, differential adapter, and many more. One jack can handle it all! And it’s on sale right now for only $793 with free shipping.

AFF 3700 Clutch Jack

AFF 3700 Clutch Jack

Dannmar MaxJax 2 Post Car Lift only $2149, plus – free oil drain. This unique lift is truly one of a kind. Nobody has anything like it. It’s perfect for the home / hobbyist who wants all the features of a two post lift, but doesn’t have adequate ceiling height, or wants a portable option. And we’ve got it right now at the lowest price possible.

Dannmar MaxJax Two Post Car Hoist

Dannmar MaxJax Two Post Car Hoist

Dannmar Two Post Lift Sale. Dannmar 2 post lifts are true commercial quality lifts, and are ALI Certified. Right now, They are on sale lower than they have been all year. Also, we are offering a free set of the frame cradle pads with the purchase of any Dannmar 2 post lift. The frame pad kit normally sells for $140.

Dannmar two post lifts

Dannmar 2 Post Lifts

Dannmar 4 Post Lift Sale. Dannmar 4 post lifts are among a very select few lifts in the home / hobby market that are ALI Certified. Right now, we’re offering an additional $150 discount off our prices listed on our web site to monthly deals subscribers. But we don’t stop there. We are also throwing in an oil drain for free. The 8 gallon rolling oil drain is perfect for catching fluids that might otherwise splatter on your floor if you were using a less efficient method of catching them. You’ll have to call us to take advantage of the $150 discount.

Dannmar 4 Post lifts

Dannmar four post lifts

Select BendPak 2 Post Lifts On Sale at 18 month lows. Our BendPak 2 post lifts are some of the finest on the planet. And many models are on sale right now at some of the lowest prices in over 18 months. Models on sale including –

  • XPR-10A – $2860
  • XPR-10A-LP – $2895
  • XPR-10 – $2835
  • XPR-10-LP – $2870
BendPak 2 Post Lift

BendPak 2 Post Lift

BendPak HD9 and HD9XW Four Post Lifts On Sale Now. The sale isn’t limited to just 2 post lifts. Our BendPak 4 Post Lifts are also on sale right now. These are our most popular models for the Home Hobbyist customer, with safety features you won’t find on the typical lift. These prices also are the lowest they’ve been in 18 months.

Models on sale are –

  • HD-9 – $2795
  • HD-9XW – $2910
BendPak 4 Post Lift

BendPak 4 Post Lift

BendPak Open Front Alignment Lift Huge Blow Out Special. The open front alignment lift provides a bonus feature that the standard 4 post alignment lift does not. It eliminates the front cross member so you don’t have to duck every time you want to walk in between the runways. When you’re performing alignments, you have to frequently walk back and forth, and it can be a hassle to have to duck every time. Blow-Out sale Price is $6610.

BendPak HDSO-14LSX open front alignment lift

BendPak HDSO-14LSX Open Front Alignment Lift

Huge Ranger Tire Changer Sale. Ranger (a division of BendPak) is also having a blow-out sale on select models. For a limited time, you can get up to $175 off on some of their most popular models. Ranger tire changers are one of the best values on the market today. They pack them with all kinds of features and capabilities, but they don’t skimp on quality. All machines boast a powerful 2 HP motor, along with premium components made to last. Parts are always available, plus, the warranty includes on-site service for a year.

Sale Models include –
  • R76ATR – $3325
  • R980AT – $2820
  • R76LT – $1970
Ranger Tire Changers

Ranger Tire Changers

Don’t wait! Contact us now. These deals are only good until the end of November.

New Two Post Lift And Shop Equipment Customer In Bahamas

July 24th, 2015

Who wouldn’t want to have an automotive shop in the Bahamas? As long as there is air conditioning in the garage! We recently sold a laundry list of automotive shop  equipment to a customer in Nassau, in New Providence in the beautiful islands of the Bahamas.

This new customer purchased many different pieces of automotive equipment, including transmission jacks, bearing presses, car battery jump starters, floor jacks and many other items. Most notably, two pieces that any auto shop worth it’s salt could not do without – a couple of 2 post lifts and an air compressor.

Automotive Equipment - Automotechs Bahamas

Automotechs Parts and Service – Automotive Equipment and 2 Post Lifts

The two post lifts were an easy choice for the shop owner. They chose the BendPak XPR-10A automotive lift for it’s features, versatility, quality, and value. It is our most popular model. It offers a wide range of features, such as the ability to be set up at a wide, or a narrow configuration, and also has a rare ability to position the auto symmetrically, if it won’t balance out properly in an asymmetric setting.  Add the quality of construction, such as taller lift carriages, superior arm restraints, along with double diameter equalizer cable pulley sheaves, and you’ve got a premium car lift at a very reasonable price. All this, and it’s even certified by the highly respected Automotive Lift Institute.

You’re going to need an air compressor in any professional garage. and who better to supply your automotive shop air compressor than BelAire? These guys are the best at it, and that’s why we recommended the model 218V. This is a 5 HP compressor with an 80 gallon tank. It’s made in America while so many others aren’t. Plus, there is a 2 year warranty on every component. Along with that, they have over 350 service centers across the country.

The customer is a new auto shop that specializes in servicing European cars. European automobiles are very popular there. The shop is called Automotechs Parts & Service on Wulff Rd. The owner has a long and prosperous history of servicing the people of the Caribbean islands of the Bahamas. Here’s what the owner, Chris Lowe had to say about his experience with ASE Deals –

“I’ve known of Automotive Service Equipment for several years now as other places across Nassau have recommended you. When we needed to outfit our new shop, it was an easy decision as you offer most of what I needed and your reputation is outstanding. Everything arrived in a timely manner and at a reasonable price.”

Huge Black Friday Car Lift And Automotive Equipment Sale!

November 26th, 2014

This post was for 2014. To view our 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale, Click Here


What if we told you that you can get some of our most popular car lifts and automotive equipment at some of the lowest prices we’ve seen all year? If you’ve been considering getting an automotive lift or other auto shop equipment, but were waiting for a better deal, now is the time to act. These are some of our most popular items. We’re going all out with our Black Friday Sale. But we don’t limit it to Friday. These deals are good from Thursday the 27th through Sunday the 30th.

And as always, there’s FREE SHIPPING! Don’t wait – Jump in Now!
Check out some of these great deals below –
Dannmar Commander 7000 and 7000X Four Post Lifts
This is one of our most popular car lifts for the home / hobby customer. Great for storage and for service, this is already the most affordable ALI certified 4 post lift on the market. But now, you can get it for less than any other time this year. They are currently 5% below their normal price. Visit our web site to see these incredible deals!
Click Here to View Dannmar 4 Post Lifts
 Dannmar Commander 7000 4 Post Lift
Dannmar Major D-12 Four Post Lift – 12,000 lb.
It’s a rugged 12,000 pound capacity commercial quality 4 post lift. And it’s price hasn’t been this low – ever!
Once again, until November 30th only, get this amazing deal of only $3295 for this premium quality hoist. You will not find a better deal anywhere.
 Dannmar Major D-12 Four Post Lift
The MaxJax 2 Post Lift – Incredible Low Price
This has to be our most popular lift of all. Right now, the MaxJax is on sale at only $1999. This model normally sells for $300 more. This is one of the most versatile car lifts on the market. Check out our videos in the More Info section on our web site to see why it’s so popular.
This offer is good until the end of November.
 Dannmar MaxJax 2 Post Lift
Dannmar Cadet 6000XL Portable Scissor Lift
This portable mid rise lift by Dannmar is perfect for commercial auto shops and home / hobbyists as well. And it’s now on sale lower than it’s ever been, at only $1541 with free shipping.
Click Here To View Dannmar Cadet 6000 Portable Mid Rise Lift
Dannmar Portable Scissor Lift
Free Frame Cradle Pad Kit With Any BendPak 2 Post Lift
 Purchase any BendPak 2 Post Lift, and we’ll throw in a free set of frame cradle pad adapters. This is a $140 value! This handy accessory will help for those vehicles that have rounded or angled frame jacking points that will not rest securely on the typical flat contact pads. This offer cannot be combined with any other special deals.
Click Here To View BendPak 2 Post Lifts
 2 Post Lift Frame Cradle Pad Adapter Kit
ESCO Flat Top Jack Stands – Our Most Popular Jack Stands
 If you’re not familiar with these hugely popular jack stands, they are simply the best on the market. The quality and workmanship is second to none. There are 3 different models to choose from. They have the traditional curved saddle, a flat top saddle, and you can even get a stand set up with both saddles, so you have the best of both worlds. While we always already have the lowest prices on these, we are now going to offer an additional 5% off until the end of the month.
Click Here To View Esco Jack Stands
 ESCO Automotive Jack Stands
 Easy-Way Truck Tire Demount Tool

 Any garage or truck fleet service shop needs this tool. It makes short work of removing truck tires from rims. This very useful tool is a must-have item. Check out the useful video on our web site and see how easy it works.

 While we always already have the lowest prices on these, we are now going to offer an additional 5% off until the end of the month.

Click Here To View Easy Way Truck Tire Demount Tool

 Easy Way Truck Tire Demount Tool
 Cyclone Jet Blast Tire Bead Seating Tool
This valuable tool is a great addition to any tire shop, or garage that offers tire service. This air storage tank offers a rapid blast of air to seat the bead on the most difficult thick walled tires. Manufactured by the best company in the industry. We are now offering an additional 5% off until the end of the month.
Click Here To View Cyclone Tire Bead Seating Tool
Cyclone Automotive and Truck Tire Bead Seating Air Tank
Remember – These deals on some of our most popular car lifts and  automotive equipment are only good for a limited time.
Shipping is free to most locations.
Please call us at 860-626-9633 with any questions. We look forward to helping you.

Diesel System Cleaner By

October 6th, 2012

Diesel engines have changed over the years. Performance has improved, and manufacturers have decreased emissions dramatically. However these improvements have not eliminated the need for service.

Sulphur content and contaminants have been decreased and performance has been enhanced by improvements to the fuel as well as the engineering of the latest electronically controlled engines. When diesel as well as other carbon based fuels are burned, a by product that is produced is Carbon (long with other contaminants).

Carbon deposits cause all kinds of problems and lead to inefficient fuel combustion because they do not atomize as well. When you shut down a diesel engine, the fuels in the motor is extremely hot, and the fuel separates as the heavier components settle to the bottom. This is the leading cause of the fuel system problems.

Given these common problems, it stands to reason that it’s a good idea to prevent these problems before they occur, so that you dont need to replace more expensive engine components, like fuel injectors and pumps.

This is where our Motorvac Diesel Tune IDT 4000 comes in. After you connect it to the vehicle’s system, the detergent is circulated through the fuel system and cleans deposits off the injectors, valves, rings, fuel pump, and other surfaces. The contaminants are removed by a 5 micron filter to leave the system clean and fresh.

Motorvac Diesel System Cleaner


Product Spotlight – ESCO Jack Stands

August 25th, 2012

“The best jack stands I ever saw”.
– When you hear a statement like that, you know you’ve got a happy customer. That is just the kind of statement we hear on a regular basis when customers talk to us about our ESCO jack stands. And we can’t argue.  Because we’ve seen them.

These jack stands are the finest quality stands we’ve ever sold. And the’ve got features that everybody requests. First, let’s tell you about the two different options they offer. They have a traditional curved saddle stand that works great at holding axles and most frame jacking points. But for those vehicles that don’t have jacking points that fit in the curved saddle, ESCO offers the flat top saddle jack stand. The flat top stand has a rubber saddle cushion that protects the underside of the car. It’s perfect for those difficult frame jacking points.

Let’s not forget to talk about the quality of the construction. To describe the construction wouldn’t do it justice. They have a durable finish that will last for years. Then check out the quality of the welds. And then there’s the cross bracing going to each leg. Then take a look at the round baseplates at the bottom of each leg. No more legs digging into your asphalt. There are 5 different locking positions with a maximum height of 21.5 inches. The perfect height to remove wheels.

Can’t decide on which stand to get – flat top or curved saddle? Then get a pair of the flat top jack stands, and then get a pair of the curved saddles, minus the base. They are compatible, and this trick will save you a few bucks. We’ve got you covered!


ESCO jack standsESCO Flat top jack stands

It’s That Time of Year Again – For Shop Cooling Fans

June 24th, 2012

It’s no secret. Everybody knows summer is coming every year. It’s also no surprise that it’s going to get hot. Really Hot! And when it does, you’ll need a way to cool your employees down so they can continue to be productive. While it’s no secret that it’s going to get hot, we still see customers waiting way too long to purchase these evaporative shop cooling fans. They wait until the heat is already here. While you still have plenty of time to take advantage of our great deals, time is running out. If you want to enjoy the benefits of one of these fans for the entire season, you need to order one now. It can take a week or two to get one shipped out to you, depending on the model and availability at the time of the order.

If you’re not familiar with these portable evaporative shop cooling fans by CoolSpace, they are a unique way of cooling off your auto shop. They are much more effective at cooling you off than a standard fan, but are less costly to purchase and operate than air conditioning. You’ll see these types of fans all over the place;, even on the side lines of major sporting events where you’ll see athletes attempting to cool off before the next play.

You can view more about them on our web site. But remember, don’t wait any longer. If you do, you’ll find that summer has passed you by. It’s hot right now!

CoolSpace Portable Evaporative Shop Cooling Fan

Killer Deal on the TTech TT500 Transmission Fluid Exchange Machine

June 14th, 2012

Hurry! Don’t wait! Act Now!

Do we have your attention now?

We wanted to get your attention because we have a limited time offer on our TTech transmission fluid exchange machine. You really don’t want to miss out on this one.

Why? Check this out –
Right now, we are offering the TTECH model TT500 at a ridiculously low price of $3955 with free shipping. That’s a great deal in and of itself. If we stopped there, you’d be saving $400 off our regular price. But we don’t stop there. When you purchase the TT500 before the end of June, we will throw in the following five items for free –

  • Fast Fit Hose Coupler Kit
  • Fast Fit Phase 1 Fitting Kit
  • Jump N Carry JNC1224 Jump Starter
  • BA327 Digital Battery and System Tester with Integrated Printer
  • Solar OS6150 Wheeled Battery Charger

Check out pictures of these items below –

TT500 Fast Fit Fittings KitTT500 Hose Coupler Kit

Jump N Carry JNC1224 Jump StarterSolar BA327 Battery TesterSolar OS6150 Battery Charger

We told you this was a killer deal. The combined free products add up to over $1500. How do we do it? Who knows? Who Cares? Just take advantage of this offer while you can! This is a deal that is truly too good to pass up.

The TT500 is our best transmission service machine. And TTech is the best name in the business. You have until June 30 th only. Do not let this deal pass you by. You’ll be kicking yourself later.

TTech model TT500 Transmission Fluid Exchange Machine

New Heavy Truck Engine Hoist By AFF

May 7th, 2012

You’ll find many different engine hoists out there that are rated at 2 tons capacity or less. Probably 90 percent of them are. This one is not like those. The new 3584 shop crane by AFF is the right choice for shops that primarily service trucks. It’s rated at 3 tons capacity. Many shops need a hoist that can handle more weight than the traditional crane can.  Especially when you consider that the typical engine hoist capacity rating is when the boom is fully retracted. So if you consider that a two ton capacity engine hoist is actually only rated at perhaps only 500 lbs. when the boom is fully extended, you see why you need a heavier capacity hoist for those larger trucks. Especially since you need to extend the boom out more to reach farther on them.  So go ahead and take those big jobs. With a shop crane like this, you’ll never have to turn away another job again. And because it’s made my American Forge & Foundry, you know it’s a high quality product, made for every day use. We have been carrying AFF products for over a decade, and we have the utmost confidence in them. They also have over 300 service centers nationwide, so warranty issues are not a problem. Plus, they are totally rebuild-able. Parts are always available.

AFF Engine Hoist

New Bahamas Connection

January 15th, 2012

We’ve shown you our various customer locations from all over globe in previous posts. But one location that we seem to get a lot of customers is the beautiful islands of the Bahamas. We’ve sold auto lifts and other products to many customers from the many islands of the Bahamas, such as Freeport, but the most popular destination is the island of Nassau. We’ve sold many products to many customers there. It is a fantastic destination with many attractions and a healthy economy. We recommend checking in at Paradise Island Resort.
If you are a citizen in Nassau, then stop by Muffler World, owned by Mike Pinder. He purchased a BendPak exhaust tube bender from us several years ago for one of his two locations on Nassau on Mackey st, and he just recently purchased another for his other location on Robinson Rd. He’s been in business for many years and has a strong following on the island. We were lucky enough to get a chance to say hello to him recently. His shop has numerous bays all decked out with the latest equipment. We recommend you check him out if you’re on the island.
BendPak is one of the biggest names in the exhaust tuber bender industry. You might be more familiar with their lifts, but they started out making benders as their name implies.

Muffler World Tube Bender Mike Pinder

Muffler World Exhaust Pipe Bender Mike Pinder

Engine Hoist Selection Is Not So Simple

November 20th, 2011

At first, choosing an engine hoist may seem like a simple task. Most people think they’re all pretty much the same. But as you’ll soon see, there are many more facts to consider than you might realize.

The first and most important factor to consider is what capacity you need. Most engine cranes run from 1 ton up to 2 ton capacity. But there are shop cranes that rate at even higher capacities, some above 5 tons for heavy equipment engine lifting. Assuming to are the typical auto shop, you would be most likely to acquire a 2 ton model.

The next most important consideration is wether you should get a folding engine hoist or a nonfolding one. Many users prefer a folding crane because it allows you to utilize your floor space better. When it’s not in use, you can free up vital floor space that many smaller shops don’t have to spare.

You do sacrifice some key features when you get a folding engine lift. Cranes that fold usually don’t have the reach that a non-folding one has. That is because the non folding design allows for more boom to extend out as well as the legs. They can typically telescope out a foot longer than a folding hoist can. This could mean the difference when it comes to reaching into a larger truck’s engine compartment.

Safety considerations also apply. Users need to take care not to extend the boom out farther than the legs. This can lead to potential imbalance causing the hoist to flip. Always make sure the boom does not extend out past the legs.

You may want to get an engine tilter as well. This allows you to make fine adjustments when re-mounting the engine.

Don’t skimp when it comes to quality either. Get a solid, commercial quality engine hoist. Even if that cheap engine hoist doesn’t fail to a catastrophic ending, you face years of leaking cylinders and other potential issues with an inferior, bargain cherry picker.

Engine Hoist