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GTS Garage Equipment is a leading supplier of garage equipment and tools to the automotive trade in South Africa.

Based in Alrode, Gauteng, GTS is in the midst of the industrial engine room of South Africa but has the infrastructure to supply and provide outstanding after-sales service in any of the nine provinces of South Africa.

GTS equipment and tools can be found in garage workshops, tyre outlets and micro tyre businesses in cities, towns and townships all over the country.

WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT

Detroit air compressor at GTS Equipment

We offer a wide range of general workshop equipment and tools.

Whilst you may have an idea of what you want, take a look through our range as you might stumble across items that you may not have remembered.

GTS provides everything you need to have a well-equipped mechanical workshop.

We provide reliable machinery, tools and accessories to make your workshop profitable.


ALIGNMENT LIFTS AND RACKS

Summit scissor lift at GTS
Summit scissor lift

A wheel alignment lift is an indispensable part of a wheel alignment centre.

In order to do the wheel alignment, the technician needs to inspect the vehicle to ascertain whether they are in good condition or need to be replaced before the wheels can be aligned effectively.

The alignment lift must have reliable built-in turn and skid plates. Turn plates are used to check toe-out and caster when the wheels are steered to either side. Slip plates are necessary with independent rear suspensions so the suspension can settle to its normal ride height.


AUTO WORKSHOP LIFTS

Summit vehicle lift
Summit vehicle lift

Workshop car lifts are important and basic but necessary garage equipment.

It allows the technician effective access to the car as well as reduces expensive space used for inspecting cars in a small workshop area.

Auxiliary jacks

We stock two different types of auxiliary jacks.

The locally manufactured jack is used for “space saving” as it comes with a lowered cradle.

The fully imported jack is better suited for an alignment pit rack or a 4 post lift.


BATTERY EQUIPMENT

SNAP ON BATTERY TESTER
Snap-on battery tester

The battery is the heart of any vehicle.

That makes battery service, testing and maintenance equipment some of the most important tools in the technician’s toolbox.

Testing a battery at least every six months help reduce the chances of battery failure.

ALIGNMENT TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES

Porta power alignment tools
Porta power alignment tools

Wheel alignment improves fuel efficiency, makes tyres last longer, prevents damage to components such as the suspension and transmission and ensures good vehicle handling.

Aligning vehicle wheels is a skilled job and technicians need quality tools to provide an effective and professional service.

PASSENGER WHEEL ALIGNMENT

John Bean wheel aligner at GTS Equipment

Wheel alignment saves lives because it increases driving stability extends tyre life and improves vehicle handling and performance.

GTS stocks the top passenger wheel alignment brands.

Read more about wheel alignment


PASSENGER TYRE CHANGERS

John Bean automatic tyre changer at GTS
John Bean automatic tyre changer

Tyre changers make light work of labour-intensive tyre changes.

With a technologically advanced, easy-to-operate tyre changer, you are sure of a healthy cash flow in your tyre business.


TRUCK TYRE CHANGING EQUIPMENT

Summit truck and earthmover tyre changer
Summit truck and earthmover tyre changer

Changing tyres on the rims of heavy trucks and earthmoving equipment is a task done better with a machine.

GTS stocks automatic tyre changers for large businesses and manual changers for small tyre changing businesses.

Our Summit, John Bean and Gaither tyre changers will help you to maximise profit in your tyre-changing business.


TYRE REPAIR EQUIPMENT

Summit manual tyre spreader
Summit manual tyre spreader

Tyre repair is the little brother in the tyre business.

Small tyre repairs are often not considered big enough jobs to give a large income. Tyre repair is, however, a cash cow and the many small repairs every day can add up to a sizeable contribution to the bottom line of any vehicle repair shop.

Tyre repairs are a good entry point into the lucrative tyre business, especially for small and township businesses.


BRAKE EQUIPMENT

Pro-cut on-car disc lathe
Pro-cut on-car disc lathe

The brakes of a vehicle are the most important safety device on a car or truck.

Garage equipment should include brake equipment because brake services are what vehicle owners expect in any workshop.

DIAGNOSTICS EQUIPMENT

Solus-Edge-diagnostics-machine

Diagnostics machines enable workshop technicians to diagnose faults and identify quick solutions to electronic problems.

The advantage of diagnostics machines is that it removes the traditional way of deduction problem-solving and save a lot of time.

The diagnostic machine identifies the potential problem within a fraction of the time the manual process needs.

GTS stocks the best diagnostic tool brands to make it possible for technicians to provide a professional service to their clients.


PASSENGER WHEEL BALANCERS

John Bean wheel balancer
John Bean wheel balancer

Balancing car tyres correct any weight imbalance on the tyre and the wheel assemblies.

Tyres that wear unevenly create a vibration of the steering wheel, the floorboard and the seats.

Correct balancing reduces strain on the drivetrain.

Tyre balancing should be distinguished from wheel alignment.

Balancing allows for the tyre to wear off effectively because it distributes weight evenly around the vehicle.


TRUCK ALIGNMENT AND BALANCING EQUIPMENT

Josam truck cam aligner
Josam truck cam aligner

Camber is the degree to which a wheel tilts from the vertical position. The perfect vertical camber is 0 degrees.

Truck tyres are expensive and a burden on the budget, which makes the care for the tyres of a truck or fleet of trucks, non-negotiable.

GTS sells wheel alignment and balancing equipment that are acknowledged as the best in the transport industry.


BALANCING ACCESSORIES

Pneumatic wheel lifter
Pneumatic wheel lifter

Tyre or wheel balancing is necessary because it protects rotating tyres from vibrations.

Unbalanced and vibrating wheels cause stress on the wheel bearing as well as components of the suspension, increase fuel consumption and decrease tyre life.


WORKSHOP TOOL SETS

WILLIAMS CANTILEVER TOOLBOX
Williams cantilever toolbox

Workshop tools are all devices that a technician uses to do repair and maintenance on a vehicle or part of a vehicle.

GTS Garage Equipment stocks a range of quality tool sets for the workshop.

Our toolsets contain all the tools a technician needs to do repairs and maintenance.

GTS Equipment imports and sells top garage equipment from brands such as:

  • Snap-on
  • JohnBean
  • Summit
  • Williams
  • Hofman
  • PCL
  • Branick
  • Josam
  • Romess
  • Blue-Point
  • Sun
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