Required Tools

Automotive Technology programs provide hands-on training, and to succeed you will need the right tools for the trade.

All tool lists are organized below by class.  Click here to see options on where to buy tools.

Find out what tools you will need to get started, and for specific course offerings:

 

Starter Tool Set: Required Base Set for all students

1/2″ drive extension set
1/2″ drive ratchet
1/2″ drive socket set metric
1/2″ drive socket set SAE
1/4″ drive extension set
1/4″ drive ratchet
1/4″ drive socket set, deep and shallow- 1 set
1/4″ drive socket set, metric, deep and shallow- 1 set
3/8″ drive ratchet 1 3/8″ drive extension set
3/8″ drive socket set SAE, shallow
3/8″ drive socket set, SAE deep
3/8″ drive torque wrench, 40-200 in. lbs.
3/8″ drive, metric, deep socket set
3/8″ drive, spark plug socket, 13/16″
3/8″ drive, spark plug socket, 5/8″
3/8″ drive, metric, shallow socket set
Gasket scraper
Inspection mirror
Pry bar (long)
Tool box
Vise- Grip Pliers
1/2inch drive impact
3/8 drive impact
Air chuck with gauge
Battery & Antifreeze Hydrometer
Battery Post / terminal Cleaner
Blow Gun
Circuit tester,12V test light
Combination phillips & straight blade screwdriver set
Feeler Gauges
Fender cover
Flashlight
Funnel
Hacksaw
Hammer, ball peen 18 oz.
Hammer, Plastic tip (soft face)
Hook & pick set
Jumper wire set
Mechanic’s (work) gloves-1 pair
Oil Filter Wrenches (Small & large)
Pliers, adjustable joint (channel lock)
Pliers, diagonal cutting
Pliers, needle nose
Putty knife/ scraper
Rubber mallet
Safety glasses or goggles
Telescoping magnet
Wire brush, small
Wrench set, combination, 12-point, 5mm – 22mm
Wrench set, combination, 12-point, 1/4 – 1inch
Automotive Uniform Shirt *Price varies by size/sleeve length $20.00-24.00

 

Additional Course Specific Tools

These tools are required in addition to the base set for each course you enrolled in.

AUMT 1407 & 2437: Automotive Electrical Systems & Automotive Electronics
  • Test Light or Power Probe
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Wire Strippers/crimpers
  • Set of jumper wires
  • Battery post/terminal brush
  • 5/16″ Battery side terminal wrench
  • Automotive Uniform Shirt *Price varies by size/sleeve length $20.00-24.00
AUMT 1445: Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Digital thermometer
  • Dye injector/UV light
  • Manifold gauge set
  • Orifice tube removing tool
  • R134A can tap
  • Valve core tool
  • Automotive Uniform Shirt  
AUMT 1410: Automotive Brake Systems
  • 3/8″ hex bit driver socket
  • Caliper Piston Compressor
  • Drum Brake Spring Remover/Installer
  • Drum Brake Spring retainer remover/installer
  • Flare nut (Line or Tubing wrench) set metric
  • Flare nut ( Line or Tubing wrench) set SAE
  • T50 Torx bit driver socket
  • Automotive Uniform Shirt  
AUMT 1416: Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems
  • Ball Joint Fork
  • Brass hammer
  • Grease Pencil
  • Tape Measure
  • Thread restoring file
  • Tie Rod End Fork
  • Valve core tool
  • Wheel lug nut flip socket metric
  • Wheel lug nut flip socket SAE
  • Automotive Uniform Shirt
AUMT 2413: Automotive Drive Train & Axles
  • Clutch Alignment Tool Set
  • Pilot Bushing Remover
  • Seal Puller
  • Flywheel Turner
  • CV boot clamp pliers
  • 1/4″ drive torque wrench
  • Automotive Uniform Shirt
AUMT 2425 & 2432: Automotive Automatic Transmission & Transaxle I & II
  • Automatic Transmission Pressure Gauge Kit
  • Snap Ring Pliers Set
  • Lock Ring Pliers Set
  • Seal Pullers
  • Lip seal installer
  • 4 Piece Pick Set
  • Basic Scan Tool (Data Stream & Read Codes)
  • Chisel Set
  • Torx Socket Set
  • Alan Socket Set
  • Digital Multi Meter
  • Feeler gauge set
  • Dial indicator
  • Vernier caliper
  • Automotive Uniform Shirt
AUMT 2417 & 2434: Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I & II
  • Compression Gauge Set
  • Cooling system pressure test kit
  • Spark plug gapper
  • Spark plug socket 13/16″
  • Spark plug socket 5/8″
  • Spark plug wire pliers
  • Spark tester
  • Stethoscope
  • Vacuum Gauge
  • Basic Scan Tool (Data Stream & Read Codes)
  • Automotive Uniform Shirt
AUMT 1419: Automotive Engine Repair
  • Set of “T” gauges
  • Plastic Gauge
  • Ring Compressor
  • Oil Pressure gauge set
  • Antifreeze hydrometer
  • Tap & Die set
  • Hose clamp plier set or hose clamp pliers
  • Oil filter wrench
  • Hose pinch off pliers
  • 1/2″ drive torque wrench, 50-250 ft. lbs.
  • Automotive Uniform Shirt
AUMT 2457: Alternative Fuels
  • ANSI Class “0” 1000V Lineman’s gloves
  • Leather protectors for the gloves above
  • Automotive Uniform Shirt
ACC MOTORCYCLE & OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT TOOL LIST
  • Combination Wrench Set SAE to include: 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4
  • Combination Wrench Set METRIC to include: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
  •  Socket Set SAE 1/4 Inch Drive (Deep & Shallow) to include: 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, + Ratchet, 3” & 6” ext.
  •  Socket Set METRIC 1/4 Inch Drive (Deep & Shallow) to include: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
  •  Socket Set SAE 3/8 Inch Drive (Deep & Shallow) to include: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, + Ratchet, 3” & 6” ext.
  •  Socket Set METRIC 3/8 Inch Drive (Deep & Shallow) to include: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
  •  Spark Plug Sockets 3/8 Inch Drive: 5/8, 3/4, 13/16 (5/8, 18mm. MTRC only)
  •  Screwdriver set to include: Phillips (+) (P1-P2-P3) & Straight (-) (Short-Medium-Long)
  •  Hammer: 16oz. Ball Peen
  •  Pliers: Slip Joint / Needle nose / Diagonal Cutting
  •  Digital Volt Meter
  •  Feeler Gauge: .0015 to .025
  •  Snap Ring Set: 3-5 piece set.
  •  Spark Plug Gauge
  •  Spark Checker
  •  Magnetic Tool Tray
  •  Telescoping Magnet
  •  Impact Driver
  •  Gasket Scraper
  •  Flashlight
  •  Test light: 12volt
  •  Safety Glasses
  •  Tool Box/Tool Bag
  •  TORX screwdrivers: T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30 Long Shaft (May use T handles)
  •  Hex (Allen) Sets: SAE & METRIC Long Shaft
  •  Outdoor Powered Equipment Uniform Work Shirt
  •  3 ring binder to keep paperwork 

Tools listed are the minimum amount needed for these classes.  Mechanics in the field need considerably more tools, including specialty tools.

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