Regardless if you are a new or seasoned driver, for your own safety and convenience, you must have the right tools in your car. Even if you are a careful driver, you should always be ready for emergency situations when you need to handle your car repair and maintenance by yourself. In addition, you will have the confidence and assurance that everything is under your control.
What tools do you need?
Be sure to have a toolbox that you can neatly place in your car’s trunk containing the following tools that must be kept clean and in good shape.
1.) Flashlight. Like most drivers, you may find it hard to work without a light. Be sure to store a high-power flashlight, so you can see and handle small parts and find the problematic sites easily. If you don’t have one, you can also use your smartphone’s flashlight.
2.) Jack. A jack and its stand are necessary companions because once in a while, you may have to change tires — a common problem you may face when traveling. Also, you may need to check parts under your car every so often.
3.) Screwdrivers. You cannot do any repair without screwdrivers. It would be wise to keep a couple of these tools with different head shapes and sizes. They are necessary in loosening and tightening the different screws in different parts of your car.
4.) Screw holders. Bring along screw holders to hold screws in place instead of using your hands. These will not only make your work easy but will also keep you from hurting your hands in case of slipping and dropping.
5.) Wrenches. The most basic tools you need to have in your car are wrenches. These are used to loosen or tighten bolts and nuts in your vehicle. The different kinds of wrenches with different specific functions are socket wrenches, combination wrenches, torque wrenches, and adjustable wrenches. Your expert car mechanic can educate you in the use and function of these tools.
6.) Pliers. Another indispensable tool is a pair of pliers. Combination slip-joint pliers that can be adjusted with a sliding pin to several widths will make you hold, twist, and cut small parts and pieces as you do your repair.
7.) Gauges. To check your car’s pressure, fluid, oil and air, you will need to have certain types of gauges. The most common ones are tire pressure gauges, wire and taper feeler gauges, and compression gauges. These tools will also serve as your guide and warning devices to protect you from possible dangers.
Where can you find these tools?
A proven and time-tested supplier of the car tools is Meyers Auto Parts whose trained staff will help you procure high-quality products that will give you maximum satisfaction. Visit one of Meyers Auto Parts’ locations for more details.
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