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Kethin   , 22

from Pine Meadow


Considering Automotive Repairs DIY? Get The Right Tools Before You Get Started With Automotive Rep

Using the right tools for vehicle repair can be extremely daunting if you are a newbie and do not know your way around the toolbox. Fortunately, it is not that tough to get the hang of using them. There are different types of tools that are available today when you are considering usual repairs, DIY, but there surely is a specialized set of tools that come into play while you are thinking about automotive repair. You need to use these automotive tools on your vehicles only, or else you would be at a higher risk of causing major damage to the car itself.


List of Vital Automotive Tools

There are several tools for different practices, namely the body and the part under the hood. You should focus on getting tools that are suitable for repairing the part which goes under the hood.

  • Breaker bar
  • Screwdrivers
  • PB blaster
  • Hex keys
  • Adjustable
  • Open end wrenches
  • Pliers
  • Oil filter wrench
  • Crescent wrench
  • Ratchet driver
  • Extensions
  • Cutting pliers
  • Sockets
  • Torque wrench

These are some of the fundamental tools that you will require in order to conduct automotive repair DIY under the hood or even to service your vehicle by following the automotive repair guides by YOUCANIC. YOUCANIC is a registered trademark and a publishing platform that provides automotive repair guides to the car owners out there.


The very first thing you need to opt for in a screwdriver. Choose one that comes with a 4-pointed star at the end. This will help you unscrew different parts of the vehicle that are screwed together. Make sure you rightly determine the size of the screwdriver, and to do that just measure the screws. Hex keys are commonly called as the Allen Keys, which are small metal pieces that have a hexagonal shape. These are generally used for tightening different automotive parts. The classic open end wrench happens to be the most commonly used tool in vehicle repair. It allows you to loosen up all the nuts and bolts effectively. You will require varying sizes as per your vehicle. An oil filter wrench is the best thing to have if you plan on changing the oil, as other wrenches may cause damage to the filter.

Hence, this is the fundamental breakdown of what you require and what you should have when it comes to having the best tools for automotive repair DIY projects. Before you get started with your vehicle repairs, always remember to have all the aforementioned tools available.