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Must have tools for working on your car

Updated: Oct 23



We all want to save money by fixing our cars ourselves. But a lot of us start these projects and realize we don't have all the tools to do the job and so we give up. So here is a list of must-have tools for each job.


Here is your list of tools if you want to change your oil yourself:



  1. Wrench to remove drain plug (box end or socket)

  2. Oil Filter Tool

  3. Jack and jack stands (optional depending on ground clearance)

  4. Oil Drain Pan

  5. Funnel

If you would like to see how to change your oil here is a video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnS53T3gcPg



What you need to change your spark plugs:



  1. Spark Plug Socket/Ratchet Set

  2. Swivel Socket

  3. Ratchet Extension

  4. Spark Plug Wire

  5. Torque Wrench

Here is a video how to change your spark plugs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ZsWQ_WXNo



If you want to change your brakes:



  1. Jack Stands

  2. Jack

  3. Ratchet and Socket Kit

  4. Big Flathead Screwdriver

  5. Torque Wrench

  6. C Clamp

  7. Lug Nut Wrench

  8. Allen Set/Torx

Here is a video on how to change your brakes and rotors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU6OKQxSg8U


If you want to replace your battery:



  1. Crescent Wrenches or Adjustable Wrench

Here is a video on how to replace your car battery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN4GSRObmBA


We hope this list helps you get the job done.




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