The basic tools every mechanic should have

Knowing the basics of mechanics is already a good start to be able to get out of certain situations without the intervention of a professional. However, a simple wheel change could become a real headache, even for the most experienced when you don't have the right tools. Take stock of the essential tools for doing mechanics is therefore necessary whether you are an amateur or a pro. Know that to do mechanics, you need a variety of standard tools that are classified into 4 categories: wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers and hammers.

The essential keys in your case

In order to be able to ensure first aid interventions in the event of an incident on the road, you will need to bring a set of keys such as:

•             Pipe wrenches for force tightening

•             Flat keys in order to intervene on transmissions and rockets

•             The offset wrenches for hard-to-reach places

•             Combination wrenches which have a fork or a pipe on one side and an eye on the other

•             Torx keys and Allen keys for added strength in tightening and loosening socket head screws

•             Variable opening keys like adjustable wrench and wrench

The presence of other keys such as ratchet socket wrenches, torque wrenches, and strap or chain wrenches est également appréciable, mais ces dernières conviennent plutôt pour les travaux de mécaniques d’envergure. Pour toutes les clés indispensables que vous pourrez trouver sur piecesauto.fr, assurez-vous que celles-ci couvrent les dimensions courantes, à savoir 8 à 19 mm.

Mechanic's screwdrivers and hammer

As with the wrenches, you should also have a wide variety of screwdrivers. whether in size or shape (flat and cruciform), in order to be able to work on a maximum of screw impressions. For less space, it is better to opt for a bit holder screwdriver which will then be supplied with a variety of end caps of different profiles.

Have a impact screwdriver which will be used with a hammer is also useful, especially to be able to release some screws that are too tight or corroded. Obviously, not just any hammer will do for hitting a stubborn bolt or hitting a pin punch. You will need to bring a specific hammer: mechanic's hammer. Can also be used to drive out an axle, this tool is used with a rubber mallet and wooden wedges to avoid damaging fragile parts.

The different types of pliers

Very popular for its multifunction aspect, the pliers With serrated jaws, you can do a number of things like holding a bolt firmly so you can loosen the nut on the other side, or loosening an oil plug.

You can also add a Universal pliers in your toolbox, but this one should be used with care. Indeed, too much clumsiness can damage the nuts, which can cause you to no longer be able to loosen them.

And finally, if the curved nose pliers allows you to handle cables located in hard-to-reach places, cutting pliers are essential to be able to cut an electric wire or a hose.

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