Many maintenance, repair and care tasks for vehicles simply cannot be performed without one tool or another. So in this section of the site, we at VehicleScene.com discuss the world of mechanics tools.
Below you will find guides on what tools exist to help vehicle mechanics, and tutorials on how to use them.
We also provide buying guides and recommendations for the best tools to get the most common jobs done, as well some specialist tools required for very specific tasks.
How to Use Various Tools
We kick things off by discussing how to use the various tools you commonly find in a mechanics tool kit.
Top Posts on Using Various Tools
Further Posts on Using Tools
Buying Guides – Jacks, Stands and Creepers
In order to work on many areas of a vehicle, you need to get underneath it. To work on wheels, tires and brakes you at least have to lift it.
In order to raise a car, you need a good, dependable jack. But for safety reasons, you should never work on a car raised and supported by a jack only. What you need are some jack stands.
Finally, for comfort and ease of moving in and out from under your car, you need a mechanics creeper.
These tools and pieces of equipment are what we look at next.
Buying Guides – Electrical
In this section we take a look at some electrical tools. Those for testing and charging batteries, compressors and air pumps, anything to do with the electrical system in your vehicles, or tools powered by electricity.
Miscellaneous Buying Guides and Articles
Below you will find the remainder of our articles on mechanics tools that didn’t quite fit into the above sections.
There’s a mixture of buying guides, product reviews and comparisons of tools and kits that we consider at least helpful, if not essential, for the average mechanic.