The magnetic parts tray is a product that a lot of manufacturers have a lot of in their product lines. In the automotive industry, they are usually used for engine parts.
What most manufacturers don’t tell you is that it is also used for auto parts. And this is where the advantages start to come into play. A tray can be used to hold all the oil or grease that has to be mixed with the other parts before they are installed.
There are many uses for a magnetic parts tray. Here are some of them:
For automatic and manual transmission vehicles, the tools used to open the transaxle and transfer case can be placed on a magnetic tray so that they will be kept away from the side of the vehicle that needs to be serviced. You can then focus on fixing those damaged areas without having to be distracted by oil or grease dripping out.
A special tool set used for automotive applications needs to be stored away when the customer switches over to repairing their car with auto parts. They would be lost if the mechanic took them along when he was working on the engine because of the way they fit on the tool box. This is one of the reasons why auto parts companies get their trays ready before they ship them out.
Vehicles that are driven on tracks do not need special tools. They can be put into a tray when the repair work is underway.
This is also the reason why a person who works on their car at home would need to use a magnetic parts tray. They can place the tools that they use at the right place to avoid losing them.
Magnetic parts trays can also be used for the crankshaft ona diesel powered car. If the crankshaft needs replacing, a technician can use the trays to keep them separate so that the fluids can be replaced separately instead of all at once.
Having an air pressure gauge is handy when you need to check on your car’s fuel level. Air pressure gauges are good but they are not always available when you need them.
Having a magnetic parts tray will make it easier for the mechanic to reach in and touch the gauge that he needs. When he does touch it, he will not have to worry about what to do next because his hand will fit on the gauge just like it is supposed to.
In fact, the manufacturer of the tray usually included the gauge that comes with the auto parts. It does not make sense to send someone with an unused or broken gauge with a request for a replacement if he is going to use the parts that the tray came with.
All in all, a common parts tray will be something that a mechanic would never need to go back to the shop for. When he finds something better, he won’t have to go back either.