Surprisingly enough, there are many car repairs you can do yourself. Especially with the help of YouTube, learning how to do simple car repairs, like changing your tires or checking your battery, can take all of 5 minutes. Which saves you time and money not having to rely on a mechanic each and every time your vehicle breaks down!
However, in order to work on your car, you need some essential tools to get the job done. In fact, I have 30 different tools in mind that you would need to fix small car repairs. Since 30 tools is a lot to cover, I will break it down into different parts. Starting with part 1 of The Best DIY Car Repair Tools.
Here are your first 10!
The Best DIY Car Repair Tools (Part 1)
1. Multi-Tool: Used for.. well “multiple” purposes!
2. Car Jack & Stand: You will eventually need a car jack and stand. I know it is a little more expensive, but just think about how much money you could save changing your own oil!
3. Screwdriver Set: A set of screwdrivers is a must have for any garage! Plus, these will come in handy around the house.
4. Wrench Set : Similar to the screwdriver set, a wrench set will be used for many purposes.
5. Air Compressor: You will need to pump air in your tires eventually. And don’t forget to check the PSI in your tires frequently! Refer to my article called ” Tire Pressure Information” for help checking and filling your tires.
6. Tire Gauge: I think for $5 it’s worth it! Check your tires frequently to prevent blown tires!
7. Shop Light : You never know when you’ll be working it the dark or under the hood! Make sure to have a good shop light with an extension cord to see those dark places in your vehicle.
8. Pliers & Wire-Cutters: Two different tools but you’ll need both around the garage!
9. Fire Extinguisher: Safety first! Hopefully, you will never use it, but you should always have a fire extinguisher around when working on cars.
10. Zip Ties: If there is one thing I learned in the automotive industry, it is to always have zip ties on hand! They serve many purposes!!
I think this first list of ten items will keep you busy for now, but stay tuned for part 2 of “The Best DIY Car Repair Tools.”
Don’t forget, you can shop all of these items by clicking the links in this article 🙂