The Council recommends a few basics that every trunk or garage should have to handle simple vehicle maintenance projects, including:
• An oil filter wrench for oil changes
• A torque wrench for tightening nuts and bolts to specifications
• An air pressure gauge for tire maintenance
• Combination hex-key wrench sets and basic screwdrivers.
Many of the tools needed to perform basic do-it-yourself projects can be found either individually or in sets at automotive retailers such as AutoZone, which tend to stock affordably priced, high-quality brands like OEM from Great Neck Saw Manufacturers.
Some specialty automotive tools are designed specifically to help at-home mechanics accomplish basic maintenance more confidently. For example, OEM's Strap Wrench is ideal for oil changes because it's designed to fit any circumference and any irregular shape. Similarly, the Double Action Speedy Twist Ratchet can help do-it-yourselfers get to hard-to-reach places.
For information about specialty tools that can help with vehicle maintenance, visit the Web site www.greatnecksaw.com or call 1-800-457-0600.