List of Mechanic Tools

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List of Mechanic Tools
Mechanics need a multitude of tools to handle each job. (tool bag and tools 1 image by Warren Millar from Fotolia.com)

Mechanics heavily depend on the tools they use as every task dealing with auto mechanics involves tools at some point. Professional mechanics will invest a lot of money throughout their career for quality tools. There are certain tools that are required for all mechanics as they are used on most automotive jobs.

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Wrenches

Wrenches are one of the most used tools in a mechanic's job. Wrenches aid in removing nuts and bolts. Wrenches come in sets in standard and metric sizes along with abnormal sizes for special jobs. To help complete a mechanic's tool box the mechanic will need both types of wrenches, Allen wrenches, a ratchet and socket set and a high powered air ratchet wrench. The air ratchet wrench will aid in harder tasks where more than muscle is needed to remove bolts and nuts.

List of Mechanic Tools
There are various styles and sizes of wrenches to accomplish different tasks. (wrenches image by FXTW from Fotolia.com)

Screwdrivers

Due to the various types of screws and sizes and different locations it’s important to have a variety of screwdrivers. Mechanics will need a variety of sizes and lengths of both flat and Phillips head screwdrivers. Magnetic tipped screwdrivers are also helpful in areas where the mechanic cannot easily reach the screws. Bendable screwdrivers aid in small hard to reach spaces a straight screwdriver can not access.

List of Mechanic Tools
A selection of various sized screwdrivers is vital to a mechanic. (screwdrivers image by Federico Romano from Fotolia.com)

Pullers

To complete certain jobs correctly a mechanic will need a variety of pullers. There are various types of pullers such as ball joint separators, bearing pullers, slide hammers and gear puller tools. Using the proper pullers protects the part being removed; using pliers or other incorrect tools can damage the part being removed.

Voltmeter

The voltmeter is used for checking voltage and for troubleshooting and diagnosing electrical components. A voltmeter is also used to check a battery and help identify a shorted wire or a bad connection.

List of Mechanic Tools
A voltmeter helps identify electrical problems. (The Readout image by Cinneman from Fotolia.com)

Fluorescent Drop Cords

Fluorescent drop cords replace the basic light bulb used for working underneath an auto. Fluorescent drop cords are cool to the touch and nearly break resistant. The fluorescent drop cord avoids burns to the body from light bulbs and reduces the dangers of broken glass from broken bulbs. Fluorescent drop cords emit a lot of light with minimal glare.

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