Four Essential Tools For DIY Mechanics

August 31, 2020 5:19 pm Published by

Owning a car can get expensive quickly, especially if you don’t take the time to get to know your car and pay attention to its needs. Luckily, you don’t have to go running to the auto shop every time you hear a small noise or feel like something is going wrong. You can easily become a DIY mechanic expert with the right tools, the right parts, and a little bit of know-how. If you have a project that you would like to learn more about or if you are looking for a great deal on all the parts you need for any project, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our DIY experts will help you get all the parts you need for the best price in town. Here are four essential tools to have in your toolbox if you want to become a DIY expert.

Ratchet & Socket Set

There are quite a few components in your vehicle that will require a good set of ratchets to access, change out, and repair. Make sure that you do not skimp out on your ratchet set, get a wide variety of extension bars, and ratchet sizes. By spending the money to get a good set of ratchets, you will set yourself up for success with a wide variety of DIY projects.


A good set of screwdrivers is great to have not only for your DIY automotive projects but for all kinds of projects around the house. Your vehicle has a number of screws, clamps, and other attachments that require a wide variety of screwdrivers to utilize. We recommend that you get a screwdriver set that has a flat head, a crosshead head (Philips), a Torx head, and an Allen head. You can also get a single screwdriver with a removable head that can swap out to these individual attachments, though we recommend that you get a few different sizes of screwdrivers so that you can reach all the parts you need.

Car Jack & Jack Stands

If you are going to lift up your car to do anything from changing your oil to working on your exhaust, you will need a car jack and jack stands. Make sure that you check with your owner’s manual first to see if your vehicle needs a specific kind of jack. You also should take the time to learn how to properly use your car jack first, as you can do some serious damage if you use your car jack incorrectly.

Circuit Tester

If you are going to do any work on your vehicle’s electrical system, you need to have a circuit tester. This simple tool is used to check if an electrical system is wired correctly by checking to see if there is a successful electrical pathway between two points. This tool is an absolute must for any DIY mechanic looking to tackle electrical work.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can become an expert DIY mechanic, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will make sure you leave with all the parts and tips you need to easily handle any project on your to-do list.


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This post was written by Jonathan Kling