Auto Mechanic Tools
Well made auto mechanic tools that can make you more productive and efficient is what matters. Going back to the days of cavemen, it has been discovered that even they found the need for having the right tool. What can the right tools do better than anything? Good tools are invaluable, your tools are arguably the most important investment in the shop. Which tools make you money. Which ones are the needed every day?
As a technician the type of shop you work in can determine what type of tools you will need. Try to start with the tools needed most for the job. Most people buy what they need for when they need it. This is a good way to stay efficient. Although you will purchase a couple of tools that you will only use once. We all have them. We purchased them for some good reason right?
Many different types of tools are used in the automotive industry. Here are some of the tools you will use to perform daily tasks. Some tool box basics are: screw drivers, set of pliers, a good 3/8 socket set, a good quarter inch socket set, brake service set, a decent set of wrenches, flashlights, 1/2 inch socket set, pry bars, clamps, and a good multimeter. As a skilled professional, one should stay in touch with what new tool ideas are introduced to the market.
Why, because good tools will:
* Increase earning potential
* Improve efficiency
* Increase safety
4 basic groups
1. Standard hand tools - Standard tools can be described as tools that are found in any workshop. Probably 99% of shops have these basics; : screw drivers, set of pliers, a good 3/8 socket set, a good quarter inch socket set, brake service set, a set of wrenches, flashlights, 1/2 inch socket set, and pry bars.
2. Specialized Automotive Tools - Oil filter wrench(s), puller sets, engine maintenance service tools, piston ring compressors, valve spring compressors etc.
3. Measuring Instruments - Precision measuring tools are used to make exact measurements during service and overhaul. (examples are multimeters, scopes, micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, torque wrenches, and some ignition testing equipment)
4. Testing and Diagnostic Tools - Multimeter, labscope, timing light, tachometer, engine analyzer (scan tool with data stream).
How do you measure productivity? As a tech, if you work on something for an hour, theoretically you should make "X" an hour. However as a technician we know this is not always true. Some jobs may take longer to complete if the task is unfamiliar. This is where your skills get tuned up. There are more than a few factors affecting your productivity, the one we are addressing here are tools. The right tool for the job has a considerable effect on efficiency.
We use "efficiency" because we want to express the time spent on a particular job versus money made for that job or task. A trained technician can certainly be faster on a job when the right tools are used.
As vehicles become more sophisticated, a technicians' testing capabilities must become more creative. A technician will always* have to purchase tools, this fact remains. Keep up with every tool purchased, and keep good records for completing taxes at year end.
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