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Investing in the best Automotive Hand Tools

Investing in the best automotive hand tools is essential for any car owner. You can be more efficient and productive when working on your vehicle with the right tools. Investing in high-quality, durable, and reliable tools also gives you peace of mind that you can complete complicated jobs with ease.

Automotive tools are designed to make vehicle repairs, modifications, and maintenance more straightforward, essential for working on vehicles. Without the right tools, you will have difficulty completing the tasks at hand flawlessly and without delays. Combined with the right equipment and skills, automotive tools can help you solve almost any problem that may arise with a vehicle. Every automotive mechanic or technician should have a reliable set of essential tools to maintain their vehicles or serve their customers. 

What are some helpful tips for maintaining your automotive hand tools?

Below are some helpful tips for maintaining your hand tools.

1. Keep your tools clean and dry.

2. always use the correct size socket wrench for the nut or bolt you are tightening or loosening.

3. keep your tools in a clean, dry place where they cannot be damaged or lost.

4. Inspect your tools before use for loose parts, cracks, corrosion, etc., and replace them as needed.

5. make sure your eye protection is in good condition by replacing it as needed and wearing it properly when using power tools or chemicals that can cause eye irritation.”

The essential hand tools for drivers that every car enthusiast needs

Auto tools are an essential part of the automotive industry. They make repairs and modifications to vehicles much more straightforward.

The essential tools for any mechanic or do-it-yourselfer allow them to take their car apart and put it back together. These include :

1. Silverline Spring Hook Suitable for brakes & headlights

Heat-treated alloy steel, powder-coated for corrosion resistance. Molded, hardened tip for maximum control. Easy removal and attachment of springs. Suitable for brakes, headlights, and many other springs. T-handle provides a secure grip.

2. Clarke ET156 – 3″ Feeler Gauge

Precision machined, double calibrated gauge blades of fine quality steel – hardened, tempered, and polished for long-term accuracy. 26 blades from 0.0015″ (0.038mm) to 0.025″ (0.635mm).
Locking screws hold one or more blades in place during use.

3. Silverline Battery Post & Terminal Cleaner

Silverline Battery Post & Terminal Cleaner is a battery post cleaner that removes corrosion from the posts and terminals of lead-acid batteries. It also removes corrosion from the posts and terminals of nickel-cadmium batteries, which are more commonly used in newer vehicles.

Independent twin steel brushes. The upper brush cleans battery terminals, and the lower brush cleans battery terminals.

4. Clarke CHT264 3 in 1 Automotive Pipe Bender

A powerful, easy-to-use machine for bending all types of steel pipe and tubing up to 180. Perfect for use in various piping installations and general engineering applications. A hydraulic pump built into the heavy-duty steel frame, p

  • Includes six interchangeable pipe fittings of up to 2 BSP.
  • Operates in both horizontal and vertical positions
  • Dimensions (LWH) 620 x 570 x 175mm
  • Not suitable for thin-walled pipes, e.g., copper

5. Clarke CHT267 Seal Puller Tool

The Clarke CHT267 Gasket Puller has an integrated gasket removal system that allows you to remove gaskets without additional equipment. It also features a hydraulic power pack with adjustable output pressure to suit your needs. The Clarke CHT267 seal puller also has universal articulating arms that make it easy to remove seals from shafts of different diameters and lengths. Ideal for removing oil and grease seals from vehicle drives and transmissions. Features a mechanic’s handle for safe handling. The double-sided tip has two sizes to fit most applications. Vital, heat-treated black oxide tips.

6.US Pro 3Pc Hands-Free Hose Clamp Set

Hose clamps are suitable for brakes, radiators, and air conditioning hoses. Lightweight with non-damaging clamp jaws. For hoses from 1/2″ to 3/4″ in diameter. Specially designed clamping jaws prevent damage to the inner hose liner. -Lightweight and easy to use. -Because it is non-conductive, it can be left loose in the engine without fear of shorting (therefore ideal for breakdowns or emergencies). -Easy to use – choose the right clamp for your hose – squeeze the clamp to seal the tube. Set of 3 includes 6, 7, and 10″ clamps. SPECIFICATIONS Small brake/fuel hose clamp 1/4″ – 3/4″ – 160mm length. Medium heater hose water pipe clamp 1/4″ – 1-1/4″ – 180mm length. Large radiator water pipe clamp 3/4″ – 2-1/4″ – 250mm length Made of unbreakable nylon composite material.

7.US Pro 5PC Tie Rod Ball Joint & Pitman Arm Set

For cutting ball joints and tie rods. One handle is suitable for a jackhammer, the other for a regular hammer. Forks made of forged chrome vanadium steel. The jointed handles act as shock absorbers and protect the threads of the handles. Both handles fit all three forks.


  • Impact handle 8.”
  • Air hammer adapter 7.”
  • 15/16″ ball attachment
  • 1 1/8″ pitman arm attachment
  • 11/16″ tie rod attachment

8.US Pro 6 Pc Long Reach Pick & Hook Set- 245mm

Long reach hook and choice set suitable for removal of hoses/moldings/clips/clamps/seals/O-rings/splints/seals Designed to facilitate removal in various automotive and engineering applications Knurled shanks for extra grip when used in oily conditions Soft, non-slip grips for comfort and grip when in use Extra long for access in restricted areas Total length of hook and picks 245mm contain the following: 1 x straight pick 1 x 90-degree pick 1 x double angled pick 1 x combination to pick 1 x hook pick 1 x complex pick Comes in a molded plastic tray for easy storage and transportation

9.US Pro 7 Pc Nut Driver Spinner Set

  • US PRO 7-piece nut spinner set
  • Made of chrome vanadium steel
  • Ergonomic handles with a comfortable grip
  • Sizes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 13 mm
  • Blue and black handles

10.US Pro 7PC Diesel Injector Seat Cutter

US PRO Tools 7pc Diesel Engine Injector Seat Cutter, Cutting Tool NEW 5588Comes in matching carrying case.

Set contents:

  • 15mm x 19mm flat reamer for universal injectors
  • 17mm x 17mm flat reamer for Delphi/Bosch injectors (BMW/PSA/Renault/Ford)
  • 17mm x 19mm flat reamer for Bosch injectors (Mercedes CRD)
  • 17mm x 21mm angled reamer for Fiat/Iveco
  • 17mm x 17mm angled reamer for Mercedes Benz CDI
  • T-handle 135 x 160mm 23 socket
  • Plot hexagon 19mm x 173,8mm

The most important thing when buying automotive hand tools is made from high-quality materials. Mechanics need to be confident that the tool they are using will not break or fail. They also need to know that they can get a replacement easily and quickly without causing any problems if it does break.

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