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Automotive
Industry

From production to maintenance, air compressors play a crucial role in the life cycle of a vehicle. The ability to function on an assembly line and in auto body shop, makes compressed air a versatile and vital resource to the industry.

Auto Repair

The functionality of an air compressor is displayed as it powers ratchets, wrenches, and other tools for almost any auto repair project. From the professional to at home garage, air tools make repairs faster and easier.

Auto Body

Auto body shops rely on efficiency and quality results for business. Air compressors help run a variety of auto body tools including buffers, grinders, and sanders.

Painting

Many body shops and garages depend on clean, dry compressed air for their painting needs. When applying primer, base, or finishing clear coat, compressed air is a key component in giving an airbrushed quality finish.

Car Wash & Detailing

Compressed air can be used for the hard to reach places in the interior, exterior, and engine bay of a vehicle. Eliminating excess dirt, moisture, and debris allows for a deeper level of clean and a higher quality result.

Service Truck

Service trucks tackle maintenance, service work, construction, and utility jobs. This line of work requires high adaptability. Compressed air gives operators the ability to power a variety of tools from anywhere, making air compressors a fundamental addition to service truck equipment.

Sizing

Use the table below as a general guide to sizing a compressor for a shop.

Application

CFM Per Person

Examples of Tools Used

Notes

Auto Repair

5-8

1/2" Impact Wrench

Auto Body (Solvent Paint)

7-12

DA Sander, Paint Gun

Auto Body (Waterborne Paint)

12-20

DA Sander, Paint Gun/Dryer Gun

Tire Shop (Auto)

6-10

1/2" Impact Wrench

Tire Shop (Truck)

8-12

1" Impact Wrench

Upsize Tank

Truck Repair

8-12

1" Impact Wrench

Upsize Tank

Sizing

Use the table below as a general guide to sizing a compressor for a shop.

Auto Repair

5-8 CFM Per Person
1/2" Impact Wrench

Auto Body
(Solvent Paint)

7-12 CFM Per Person
DA Sander, Paint Gun

Auto Body
(Waterborne Paint)

12-20 CFM Per Person
DA Sander, Paint Gun/Dryer Gun

Tire Shop (Auto)

6-10 CFM Per Person
1/2" Impact Wrench

Tire Shop (Truck)

8-12 CFM Per Person
1" Impact Wrench
Upsize Tank

Truck Repair

8-12 CFM Per Person
1" Impact Wrench
Upsize Tank

Diagrams

Typical Shop Diagram

Body Shop Diagram

Shop for Automotive Compressors

Discover the dependability and quality that defines our automotive compressors. With a variety of configurations, finding a compressor that is right for your automotive needs is made easy.

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