Build a basic tool kit
Just picture this, You’re driving down a country back road and then all of a sudden your vehicle just dies! Now what do you do? Well like any one you’d use your cell phone to call a tow truck but what if your phone has no signal or worse yet...its DEAD?
Well after you read this article hopefully you will be prepared. First I’ll list some basic tools and then break down their uses.
1) A pair of screwdrivers 1 flat tip and 1 Phillips head
2) A socket and ratchet set
3) A pair of pliers
4) 1 utility knife
5) A 1/2inch-9/16inch combo wrench
6) Extra fan and drive belts
8) And last but not least...DUCT TAPE
O.K. now the break down of why these tools.
Screwdrivers- almost all hose clamps require a screwdriver to loosen the clamp, because some times a puncture can form under the clamp or at its edge and it will need to be removed to repair the hose.
Socket and Ratchet set - These make quick work of loosening nuts and bolts to replace belts and for side mount battery cables.
Pliers - Some hose clamps need to be pinched together in order in order to move.
Utility knife - This would be used to trim a hose if it has a break near then ends of it.
1/2 inch - 9/16-inch combo wrench - To tighten and loosen top mount battery cables.
Extra fan and drive belts - This is pretty self-explanatory (it all ways pays to have spares).
WD-40 - This miracle solvent is great for removing the crud that all ways builds around nuts and bolts to make removal easier.
And my favorite... Duct Tape! - This is great for covering those holes and punctures in hoses that can not be trimmed with a utility knife.
Well that’s all for the basic tool list, in future articles I will be explaining emergency repairs in more depth.
That’s all for now.
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