Types of Automotive Tools
No matter your area of automotive expertise or personal skill level; if you love to work on cars in your garage in your spare time, or call the business your trade; whether youre into the classic muscle cars of the sixties and seventies, or the latest auto to roll off of the assembly lines in Detroit, theres a wide array of automotive specialty tools that are the perfect fit for your tool chest.
If youre into the generalized wheel area of cars (tires and wheels), standard wheel cover tools, torque socket sets, torque extensions, wheel stud installers, tire repair kits, needles and the necessary plugs to fill the holes are just a few necessary items that you should keep handy. There are different tools specifically designed for trucks and SUVs, so if you either drive one, or plan to do work on such vehicles, careful attention to the exact uses for tools is a key element to your success.
When it comes to fuel systems and the necessary tools for service, maintenance and repair, diagnostic testers lead the pack in importance, if you dont know what the problem is, just how are you supposed to fix it. Fuel injector pulse testers and fuel injection probes are the two most popular tools in this category.
Brake bleeders and brake bleeder vacuums are just a few of the automotive tools youll need if youre involved with the wonderful world of brakes. Be sure that the brake bleeder attachment is the proper size for the vehicle that you are working on. If its not, there are different attachments available, so be sure to check your inventory before you agree to any job.
Suction cups to hold a door window in place while work is performed in and around the door area are just another tool designed to make the life of an automotive specialist a bit easier. Specialty knives and locking strip tools are also complete tasks that could be done with other tools, but why would you want to do all of that extra work when you dont need to?
Of course, just as any time youre using any type of tool, taking the proper safety precautions and wearing adequate safety gear is the most valuable part to any successful effort. A tool or automotive part car be replaced with a quick phone call or click of a mouse, but your body parts are a bit more difficult to be restore and/or replace. Always follow the manufacturers directions for use and safety for all of automotive tools.