The work of an auto mechanic revolve around repair and maintenance performance of automobiles and other vehicles such as trucks and motorcycles and to do this, they often use hand tools in their line of work.
Here are three of the most commonly and most valuable automotive tools that an auto mechanic must have as part of their repair and maintenance tools:
Pliers – this can be described as a two handled hand tool with two movable jaws. Pliers function is grasp small objects and either tighten or loosen parts into place plus they are also used to hold and bend materials such as wires and it will usually also have a small area that is equipped to snip wire at the base of the jaws. Pliers have several types which are all used by a mechanic in their work such as the channel pliers, long nose, diagonal cutting and slip joint pliers.
Screwdrivers – these are tools often used by automobile mechanics to fit into screws and either tighten or loosen them into place. Screwdrivers have a Screwdrivers have a distinct tip which fits into each screw. There are several different types of screwdrivers to fit each type of screw. This automotive tool actually has various types such as the Flat-head, Phillips, Robertson and hex which are all used by auto mechanics.
Wrenches – The function of this automotive tool is to hold slippery or small nuts and bolts and either loosen or tighten it. Wrenches are made in a number of sizes in order to fit the various nuts and bolts used in parts of an automobile. Just like pliers and screwdrivers, wrenches come in various types but they are all used for tightening in some form.
Some types of wrenches are: torque wrenches, impact wrenches and monkey wrenches which are all used by auto mechanics in their everyday work.