7 Tools Every DIY Mechanic Needs

If you are a self-proclaimed DIY mechanic, you are likely equipped with the basics, like wrenches, ratchets, sockets, screwdrivers, and a floor jack. While those tools can get you pretty far, there are 7 specialty tools that you won’t regret adding to your toolbox.

  1. Retriever Claw. Simply press a button and three fingers spread out from the end making it much easier to grab a tool from a far away or awkward spot when you need it most.
  2. Magnetic Pick-Up Tool. This has the same sort of idea as the retriever claw, but it has a strong magnet at the end to grab metal objects and tools.
  3. Inspection Mirror. Just like the mirror on a stick the dentist uses to see hard to reach areas, an inspection mirror will allow you to see some areas your head simply can’t get to.
  4. Punches & Chisels. A hardened steel punch is perfect for making holes in things where you cannot use a drill, and chisels are great for shearing something off, or removing some metal, especially if appearance isn’t super important.
  5. Funnel Set. Perfect for refilling all vehicular fluids cleanly.
  6. Long Reach Pliers. For situations where you have to hold a particular part while working on it.
  7. Inspection Camera. The perfect tool to see what the inside of a cylinder looks like!

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find mechanic’s tools close to home.

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