Are you looking for new ways to save money? Doing basic automotive repair and maintenance tasks at home is cheaper than paying a mechanic, but you need the right tools to do your own repairs. From torque wrench sets to hydraulic jacks, here are three auto repair essentials to consider.
Floor Jack and Stands
Investing in a hydraulic floor jack will save you a lot of back pain. Make sure the one you choose is rated for the full curb weight of your vehicle, and don’t forget to get a couple of jack stands for added stability and safety.
Start with a lug wrench for changing tires and a good torque wrench set that can handle the precise torque settings of your car’s nuts and bolts. You may also find a set of general wrenches to be handy along with a combination wrench or a geared wrench that can ratchet in either direction.
Has that tire gone flat again? Stop wasting time and quarters at the gas station with your own compact air compressor. A 12-volt model can fill up a standard car tire in minutes. Maintaining proper tire pressure also improves your car’s fuel efficiency.
Are you ready to stock your home garage with everything you need to be a DIY mechanic? From service tools and shop equipment to tire-changing tools and accessories, AME International has everything you need. Visit www.ameintl.net to browse their full inventory.