Tool Assortment Kit
Every DIY vehicle owner should have his own tool assortment kit that contains various tool sets for different purposes. Among the basic tools you should have are pliers, a set of wrenches, screwdriver set, hammer, sockets, and tape measure. You will also need several specialty tools for more complex projects.
So if you are thinking of saving bucks on your next repair and replacement projects by doing the task all by yourself, you had better start looking for the right tool assortment kit that can help you accomplish a variety of DIY automotive tasks. To help you make a more informed decision and for you to find the kit that will give you back your money's worth, here are some of the important factors you should consider when looking for one:
Components of the tool assortment kit
Of course, the first thing you should look at is the number of tools included. Those who have been doing several DIY tasks on their ride, even the easy ones, may already have a few set of tools. Before doing your search, check first and make a list of your available tools and tool sets. Find out which of them are still in tiptop condition and which ones already require replacement. Then, go back to the tool assortment kits you are eyeing and go for one that contains all the tools you need and still don't have. It isn't practical to be paying for a tool assortment kit with many included tools, particularly if you already have some of the tool sets included and they are still in good shape.
You should also consider how the tools in the kit will be organized and stored. Some come with a tool bag, while others are offered with a hard case featuring recessions that are formed and sized to snugly accommodate each tool. The good thing about this hard case is that you can easily place it under the seat or beside the wall of your car's trunk as it usually comes thin and sturdy enough that even if you put heavy things on top of it, the tools won't easily get bent.
You can also find tool kits that come with a box. Inside the box, each tool set has respective drawers so you won't get confused when getting or putting back each tool. The advantage of such box is that when you need just one tool, you need not search through all your tools just to find it; you just have to open the drawer where you place it. The box, however, needs more space than the hard case.
Price of the tool assortment kit
Another important thing to consider is the price of the kit. Just because the kit is the cheapest you've found doesn't mean that it's the best buy. You have to consider the contents of the kit, the quality of the tools included in it, its bag or case, and its warranty, and then compare it with the price. The price must be reasonable enough considering the aforementioned factors.