Most Recent Car Repair Tools Articles

  • Charging a Battery

    When and How to Use a Trickle Charger

    A trickle charger provides a more sustainable charge than a quick jump start. Learn about the benefits and best practices to using a trickler charger.

    April 18, 2018
  • Using an Air Compressor to Fill Up Tires Safely

    An air compressor is a powerful machine that is used to fill up vacuums with air. In car maintenance work, it is most commonly used…

    March 30, 2017
  • MIG Welder

    MIG Welder Buyer's Guide

    Learn about the difference between a MIG welder and a TIG welder, the MIG welder's features and advantages, and a few basic welding tips.

    April 06, 2012
  • Metal Air Hose

    Choosing the Right Air Hose Fittings

    Learn how to choose between plastic and metal air hose fittings, and to get the right measurements.

    March 28, 2012
  • Brand New Air Drill

    How to Use an Air Drill

    Highly productive mechanics always use the right power tools for the job. A good power drill will save you a serious amount of time and…

    March 13, 2012
  • Using A Video Borescope

    An Automotive Borescope Buyers Guide

    Automotive borescopes allow you to examine the innards of your car's engine without taking it apart. Learn what to look for in an automotive borescope.

    February 23, 2012
  • Using a Volt Meter

    How to Use a Volt Meter

    Volt meters are simple to use and greatly help diagnosing electrical problems in your car. Learn what to look for in a volt meter, and…

    February 21, 2012
  • Scale Reading

    How to Use Corner Scales

    Cars are typically weighed with corner scales--i.e., a scale under each wheel. Learn how to place, configure, and take measurements with a corner scale.

    February 21, 2012
  • Tap and Die Tool Set

    How to Use a Die Tool

    Using a die tool to remove damaged screws and bolts is a simple, step-by-step process that you can learn to do yourself.

    February 17, 2012
  • How to Use a Brake Lathe

    One of the simplest automotive maintenance jobs is the repair of the brake system, and a brake lathe can aid this. While it may seem…

    January 27, 2012
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