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16 Tools to Get You Started Working on Your Own Car

There are some universal tools which you need to keep with you always no matter what car you own. Whether you own a jeep or any heavy vehicle or have a small car, you will always be in need of the following basic tools. An overview of these basic tools is as follows:

Socket set:

This is the most commonly used tool which you may need while working on the car. The complete tool set includes the drivers and sockets of both the standard and metric sizes which are 3/8 inches, ¼ inches and 3/8 inches.

Pliers and wire cutters:

Repairing or working on a vehicle involves a lot of mechanical as well as electrical projects. In these projects you can require the pliers and wire cutters like setting the wiring of headlights, adjustment of the speakers or installation of the stereo head unit. In all these tasks these tools are very important.

Torque wrench:

You do not only have to set the nuts but setting them according to a proper torque is very important and this can only be done by means of the torque wrench. In this regard it is better to use the clicker type of a torque wrench.

Wrench set:

The valuable addition in the tools set is the set of wrench. There are normally 4 wrenches in this set. There are a lot of companies and manufacturers of this set.

Set of 5 screwdrivers:

The application and use of the set of 5 screwdrivers is not only important and necessary in the house but also in your garage. If you have a complete set of screw drivers, it is very useful because these screw drivers can also be used for prying.

A set of 6 Dead blow mallet:

Sometimes you may face the situation when the bolts are stuck and any remedy cannot open them up. In these cases, the dead blow mallet can be really helpful. The mallet is always covered in the molded poly so that it may not mar the metal surfaces in the tools set.

Work light for working at night:

There are many occasions when you have to work at night and especially in winters you badly need a light source. Nowadays the LED flood lights are preferred as these lights have much longer throw and can also act as the spot light in case of need.

Latex gloves:

Usually latex gloves are preferred over the usual working gloves because first of all they are disposable and secondly these gloves are highly recommended while working with batteries and electrical wiring.

Zip ties for cables:

These tools are considered excellent for the purpose of bundling the wires and cables together and they keep the wires away from the hot objects and moving parts of the car. With the help of zip ties it is also easy to clean and everything and keep the inner of the car tidy. Zip ties of nylon can be bought on very reasonable rates from market.


This is a very necessary instrument and it is meant for checking the heating of a wire or not. This instrument is so important in tracking and confirmation of the gremlins which are the reason of the detection of electronic system of the car.

Impact wrench:

The impact wrench has got the function of removing the lug nuts as well as he drive nuts. These nuts are usually difficult to remove but with the help of an impact wrench, these are removed easily.

Lubricants and cleaners:

It is the basic requirement of all the mechanical parts of the car to be cleaned and lubricated properly after periodic intervals of time. These are available in the form of liquid sprays which you can acquire very easily.

Drip pan:

The dip pan is meant for catching the very amount f oil or any drippings falling from your car. With the help of a drip pan you will be able to prevent the stains from your garage floor. You can also use the piece of cardboard in the place of a drip pan.


The bag if a desiccant is very important for absorbing the oils or fluids which may have dropped on the pan or on your floor. This is a very important part of garage as instant absorption and cleaning of the fluids can help you cleaning the floor of your garage easily.

Electrical and duct tape:

There are a million of uses of the duct tape, which is why it makes an important component of the garage.


This is the most valuable tool while working in the garage as it acts as a guide and helps you going the right way while repairing your car.

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