Auto Technology Required Tool List

Tools for a lifetime of learning.

You will not need your tools for the first day of class. You are welcome to start purchasing tools if you prefer. However, the instructor will inform you of several tool programs available to students on the first day of class.

Uniforms Fees, which include professional industry style shirts, and are serviced by an outside company, are $150 per nine month school year.

Estimated tool fee is $2,000 to $5,000, depending on supplier.

Tools may be purchased at:

1. Snap On tools

2. Sears

3. Harbor Freight

4. Northern Tools

5. Ace Hardware

Automotive Tool List 

If you have any questions, please ask your instructor. This list is subject to change.

1/4" Drive

  • Metric Sockets 4 mm - 17 mm
  • Deep Metric Sockets 6 mm - 17 mm
  • Extensions in various lengths
  • Ratchet
  • Universal

3/8" Drive

  • Ratchet
  • Metric Sockets 7 mm - 21 mm
  • Deep Metric Sockets 7 mm - 21 mm
  • Impact Sockets 12 mm - 19 mm
  • Deep Impact Sockets 125 mm - 19 mm
  • Extensions 3/6/9 and 18 or 24
  • Universal
  • 5/8" Spark Plug Socket
  • 13/16" Spark Plug Socket
  • 3/8 x 1/4 Adapter
  • Torx Set T8 - T55 

1/2" Drive

  • Ratchet
  • Metric Sockets 13 mm - 24 mm
  • Deep Metric Sockets 13 mm - 24 mm
  • Extensions 3/6/12
  • Universal
  • Reversible Lug Sockets
  • 1/2 x 3/8 Adapter

Air Tools

  • 3/8" Air Ratchet
  • 1/2" Impact Gun (QUALITY=Torque)
  • Tire Pressure Gauge 150 psi
  • Air Chuck
  • 1/4" NPT air fittings (See Instructor)
  • Blow Gun or Tool

Hand Tools

  • DVOM/Multimeter (Spend the money and get a quality one around $100)
  • Metric Combination Wrenches 6 mm - 24 mm
  • Prybars 8" - 36"
  • Adjustable Pliers Set
  • Needle Nose Pliers Set
  • Long Reach Needle Nose Pliers
  • Gasket Scraper
  • Feeler Gauges .010 - .035
  • Feeler Gauges Metric 
  • Spark Plug Gapping Tool
  • Adjustable Wrench 6/8/12"
  • Long Allen Wrench Set SAE
  • Long Allen Wrench Set Metric
  • Plastic faced hammer 16 oz.
  • Bronze Hammer
  • Dead Blow Hammer
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Hacksaw
  • Locking Pliers 10"
  • Punch and Chisel Set
  • Putty Knife
  • Diagonal Cutters
  • Wire Strippers
  • Wire Crimping Tool
  • Snap Ring plier set
  • Pick Set
  • Magnetic pick up tools
  • Miniature Pick Set
  • Screwdriver Set
  • Torx type screwdriver set
  • Tape Measure
  • Tire Tread Depth Gauge
  • Brass Punches
  • Metric Flare Nut Wrenches 8 mm - 16 mm
  • 1/2" Drive Torque Wrench Digital Snap On (See Rep)
  • Circuit tester/probe
  • Ball Peen Hammers, various
  • Inspection Mirrors
  • Flashlights
  • Pocket Pen Light
  • Impact Driver
  • File Set

Tool Storage

You will be required to store and maintain your own tools in a rolling cart or cabinet that locks.

Optional

  • Battery Service Kit
  • Ratcheting Screwdriver
  • 1/2 x 3/8 Impact Adapter
  • Mechanics Gloves
  • Latex Gloves
  • Radiator Hose Pliers
  • Radiator Hose Picks
  • Electrical Tape
  • Zip Ties
  • Wire Brush (small and large)
  • Air Powered Die Grinder
  • Pocket Screwdrivers
  • 3/8 Drive Crow Foot Wrenches 7 mm - 16 mm