It is very important to watch the pennies in today’s uncertain times. Repairing your car yourself is a good way to save money. If it is a minor problem then you should be able to fix it yourself providing you have the right car tools. Car mechanics do not have to be scary or worrying, with the right mindset you should be able to see it as an opportunity to broaden your horizons and learn something new. The market has an assortment of riches when it comes to car tools. You only need the necessary ones though and you should also make sure they are good quality.
The hydraulic jack is a tool that you must have. This ensures that you will have easy access to the undercarriage of the car. This car tool will ensure your repairs, whether minor or major, go smoothly and comfortably. You should spend a little bit extra to make sure you have a quality jack as you don’t want your car falling on your head.
Other car tools that you must have include screwdrivers, pliers, tyre wrench, ratchet and socket sets. As makes and models of cars are all different you need to bear in mind that you will need specifically sized car tools to accommodate this.
The tyre wrench will come in handy when removing nuts. You should make sure the tyre wrench ably fits the hexagonal nuts. Most manufacturers sell cars with a wrench that fits the nuts in the tyre. If you do not use the right size of wrench then you could end up damaging the nuts which may mean they are more difficult to take off.
The ratchet and socket sets will assist you in turning the bolts and nuts. They are available in a multitude of different sizes. However it is not advisable to use a socket wrench for spark plugs. This reduces the possibility of the spark plug cracking or shocking.
Another must have is a set of pliers. Pliers are versatile tools that will allow you to bend, cut and hold pieces of metal. There is a number of different pliers available which can be used for different purposes, these include locking pliers and groove joint pliers. Make sure you are using pliers that are suitable for the purpose.