David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/8/14 2:01 p.m.

You probably spend a lot of time in your garage, but there’s no reason why the space has to be an uncomfortable, disorganized hovel. Likewise, turning it into a clean, efficient work area shouldn’t drain your checking account.

The name of the game is shopping smartly and effectively. Sure, you might really want that newfangled gizmo, but what about first attacking the basics? After all, storage, light and comfort are nothing to scoff at—and when you do want to splurge on extras, you’ll be able to enjoy them.

We have been at the magazine game for a quarter of a century, and much of that time has been spent in the shop. Since we like you guys so much, here are 25 of our favorite low-buck shop tips. You can thank us by continuing to build cool cars.

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