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Car Maintenance Products: 6 Essentials to Buy

When it comes to car maintenance, there are some things best left to the professionals. But there are some jobs that are easy to take care of yourself. If you’re looking for the best car maintenance products to add to your toolkit, we’ve put together a list of six essential tools to help you take care of your motor in Coventry.

A Socket Set

Socket sets come in two common designs: bi-hex and full hex. The full hex version has six teeth and a larger contact patch size. This means more torque can be applied to slacken/tighten the nuts on your wheels.

This is an essential piece of kit to have in your car if you ever need a quick tyre change on the side of the road.

Torx bits

If your car is held together with torx bolts and screws, you need torx bits! A normal screwdriver will ruin the head of torx bolts, making them almost impossible to remove. Torx bits can be used with sockets and ratchets, and work just like a Allen key.

If you know you have torx bolts and screws on your car, add some torx bits to your car maintenance products toolkit.

Allen/Hex Keys

You always need the right tool for the job. So if you have any Allen head bolts on your car, you’ll need an Allen key to tighten/slacken them safely. Cheap sets bend easily and round off the edges of bolts, so invest in a good-quality hex key set for your car.

Torque Wrench

Manufacturers specify a precise torque setting for most critical fasteners on cars. This ensures they’re tightened just right so they can’t unscrew or break. Torque wrenches attach to a socket and give an audible click when the right setting is reached.

If you need to do work on your car that requires removing critical fasteners, make sure you have a torque wrench to re-attach them correctly.

Trolley Jack

If you plan on doing any sort of car maintenance under the car, you need a quality trolly jack for safety. You might have a standard-issue jack in your boot for changing tyres, but this isn’t reliable enough for getting underneath the car. Invest in a stronger, safer jack for peace of mind.

Axle Stands

A sturdy pair of axle stands is a must when you’re getting under it or removing a wheel for maintenance work. Cars can collapse, but axle stands ensure you’re always safe when underneath it.

Looking for Car Maintenance Products in Coventry?

At Auto Pitstop, we have over 200,000 car maintenance products, accessories, and parts in stock. No matter what kind of work you’re doing on your motor, we have quality supplies to help you get the job done right.

Call us today to see what we have in stock or to get some free advice on the best maintenance products for your car: 024 7659 8222


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