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What Tools You Need to Get Started in Auto Repair

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Before you embark on your journey into the realm of do-it-yourself auto repair, be sure your tool box has what you need to make your repair easy, pain free, and safe. There are some really great kits out there if you want to make things easy. Craftsman offers a nice selection of mechanics' tool assortments to fit lots of budgets. I don't care what the snobs say, Craftsman hand tools work well, and they come with a lifetime warranty so even if a tool breaks it gets replaced free.

Every mechanic has his or her own list of "the most important tools" but we'll offer you a basic starter list to get you going. Let's get it together. For more information on any item, click on it and you'll be taken to the details.

Basic Tools:

Safety Gear:

  • eye protection
  • fire extinguisher
  • oil spill collector
  • gloves
  • rags
  • line wrenches

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