Chapter 6 – Tools and Equipment

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Chapter Overview

This chapter focused on: Common Hand Tools; Lifting Tools; Tire Tools; Measuring Tools; Electric Related Tools; Oil Change and Lube Tools; Cutting and Grinding Tools; Inspection Tools; Cleaning Supplies; Specialty Tools; and, Vehicle Service Manuals.

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Summary

Quality tools can be expensive, but having the right tool can make a difficult job easier. Start off with a basic tool set and then periodically add more specialized tools as you see a need and as your budget permits. Remember that caring for and cleaning your tools will help them last longer. Having the proper tools makes working on a vehicle easier, faster, and ultimately more enjoyable.

Activities and Study Questions

Activities and study questions can be completed in the Auto Upkeep Workbook.

Career Paths

Research careers using the Occupational Outlook Handbook.