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Old 01-12-2011, 10:20 AM
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Default Some Suggested Tools To Be Carried In Your Vehicle

Some suggested tools to be carried in your vehicle

This post is a generalized guideline for tools to be carried in your vehicle. With this tool set you should be able to do most roadside repairs easily. These tools don’t have to be bought all at once, which would be cost prohibitive. You may already have most of them in your vehicle.

Full set of open/box end wrenches, Metric and SAE
Full set of 3/8” sockets, short and deep, with ratchets, Metric and SAE
3/8” & ” Breaker Bar
2’ Cheater pipe to fit over breaker bar / pipe wrench
12” Crescent Wrench
Vise Grips Small / Large
Jumper cables
Flat and Phillips screwdrivers
6-in-1 Screwdriver multi-tool, 4 bits, and 2 nut driver combination
Jack, 4 ton minimum
2, 8”x8” ” pieces of plywood to go under the jack on pavement
4 Way Lug Wrench
Tow Strap / Tow Chain
Slip Joint Pliers
Side Angle Cutting Pliers
Lineman’s Pliers
Needle Nose Pliers
18” Pipe Wrench
Flashlight
Tire Pressure Gauge
Razor Knife


Other Parts and Equipment:

Spare Fuel Filter with O-Ring
Hose Clamps, 3/8” to 3”
” to ” bolts, nuts, washers, and lock washers about 10 each, various lengths & grades
Roll of Tie or Bailing wire
Zip Ties, various lengths and sizes
Roll of electrical tape
Roll of electrical wire
Solderless Connectors and Tool
Test Light
Spare Fuses, check sizes for your truck
Duct Tape
Ratchet Straps: 2 sizes 1” & 2” wide
4 Bungee Cords, various lengths
Spare Serpentine Belt, can be a take-off / old one
Shop Towels
Hand Cleaner or Starting Fluid
Reflective Triangles (3)
Fix-A-Flat / Slime / Tire Plugs; if you have pressure tire sensors, DO NOT use fix-a-flat or slime
12 volt Air Compressor/light/safety flasher/etc.
Short / Small Shovel
Multimeter(submitted by dknaks)
Code Scanner, midrange in price for scanning and clearing codes


Creature (Your) Comforts:

Blanket
Pillow
Bottles of Water, Gatorade, Poweraid, etc.
Food: MRE, Hard Candy, Candy Bar, Trail Mix, Granola Bars, etc.
Jacket
Gloves: Leather and / or Nitrile
Coveralls
Toilet Paper(submitted by dknaks)
First Aid Kit


Starting fluid works great as a degreaser and hand cleaner. You just need to have some lotion after using the starting fluid, because it really dries out your skin.

This tool selection is based on what is needed to do most roadside repairs, with the parts available on site. You can add or subtract any tool/part that you think you might or might not need depending upon your needs. If you are planning a trip, some parts/tools need to be added that you would otherwise not have. Most of these tools can be found at pawn shops, garage sales, etc. for pennies on the dollar, you just have to look for deals. Others are vehicle specific, and you have to purchase them new.

More information to be added.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:29 AM
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I would also recommend a multimeter and toilet paper.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:53 AM
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Thanks dknaks, I did not think of those.




Got some TP right here.





I got this for Christmas this year.
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'05 Suzuki, GSX1300R, Hayabusa, All Stock, #3('00 blown engine, '00 stolen, & '05)
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:26 PM
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You might consider an oil filter wrench for those times when you have to change the fuel filter on the side of the road. Also a large channel lock pair of pliers.

just a thought!!

Needed at one time, ran out of fuel! Don't believe gauge all the time!!,,
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:35 AM
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Don't think I'd have room for all that in my standard cab! Lol
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