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Automotive Tool List: 9 Essential Automotive Tools

9 Essential Automotive Tools

Automotive tools have been designed to make automotive repairs, modifications and servicing easy, making them essential for use when working on vehicles.

Without the right tools on hand, you will find it difficult to complete the tasks you need to perform without errors or delays. Coupled with the right equipment and skills, automotive tools can help you solve almost every issue that a vehicle might experience.

Every automotive mechanic or technician should have a reliable set of essential tools to service their cars or serve their customers. 

We stock a wide range of automotive tools so that you can visit our store in person or online and find all the tools that you need in one location. Committed to providing the best shopping experience to our customers, we handpick every product, listen to customer feedback, and consider trends in the industry to make it easy for the community to purchase the tools they need at affordable prices. Moreover, we source our tools from premium manufacturers who understand the automotive industry and know what makes a great set of tools for automotive technicians and mechanics. 

Whether you are building an assortment of essential tools for the first time or replacing older tools, you can rely on us to supply you with the right products. 

At Norva Tools, we stock wrenches and spanner sets, ratchets and sockets, screwdriver kits, pliers, trolley jacks, multimeters, jumper leads, torches and worklights, hammers and much more. If you cannot find the tool that you need, contact us so that we can try and locate it for you. We also operate a mobile van service so that we can come to you with our shop on wheels to avoid you taking time away from your work or business.

This blog discusses the top 9 essential automotive tools that you should have in your toolbox:

Wrench / spanner sets

The wrench or spanner is an important automotive tool. It helps remove bolts or nuts with ease, and small and long handle spanners provide flexibility when you need to operate in tight or narrow spaces. As vehicles like cars have bolts in almost every place, including the engine, doors, and interior, it is essential to have a reliable set of wrenches handy for easy operation.

Whether you need imperial or metric spanners or prefer the variability of adjustable shifters, it is wise to stock every type of spanner in your tool kit. Having them both in a small and large set will help you in the long run.

Ratchet and socket set

ratchet and socket set are useful tools to remove lug nuts, bolts and the like. Whether you need to remove a wheel and replace a flat tyre or dislodge the car's oil pan to change the oil in the engine, an adjustable ratchet with imperial and metric sockets will help you operate on almost every vehicle.

Make sure you have various ratchet handle types to work in different environments. Whether you require reversible, self-locking or quick-release ratchets, we stock a wide range for your consideration.

Screwdriver set

As screws are another common fastening device used on vehicles, owning a screwdriver kit is highly recommended. A fully stocked kit with various types of screwdrivers and accessories will help you service many types of vehicles. You should consider owning a Philips head, flat head, long handle, short handle, stubby and thin form screwdrivers to provide you many options when servicing a vehicle. Also, you must use the right type of screwdriver accessory to avoid damaging the head of the screw or shearing the thread when fastening.


Pliers help in removing materials effectively without cutting through them. Available in various formations, this tool assists in removing materials in different circumstances. Whether you are looking to purchase standard pliers, needle nose pliers, pump pliers, hook nose pliers, insulated pliers or anything else, we have all types of pliers sets available for the job.

Trolley jack

A trolley jack helps to raise a vehicle off the ground so that you can operate underneath with sufficient space. Needed on sites that do not have a vehicle hoist, trolley jacks work on hydraulics to raise the car securely and lower it to avoid vehicle damage. Although available in various sizes and capacities, you must check load rating to avoid damaging the jack during operation. 

Hook and pick set

hook and pick set contains handy tools used to retrieve wires, provide access around hoses and pipes, safely isolate important components, and help the technician during other delicate operations. These tools are versatile and can also be used to carefully remove materials that have been fastened together without causing damage to the surrounding environment.

Battery analyser

Another tool worth stocking in your toolkit is a 12-volt battery analyser device. The handheld machine can provide information about the battery's voltage and other important analytics, including the charge, rating, etc. With an inbuilt printer using thermal technology, you can save and print the data for record-keeping. It also has a memory function so that you can recall prior readings.

Torch or worklight

A torch or worklight is another staple item in every automotive technician's toolbox. Torches act as a light source and help you operate in dark conditions or hard-to-access areas of the vehicle. This tool comes in handy when an error in judgment can lead to vehicle damage. Since automotive parts can be costly, since most are specialised and proprietary to the vehicle's manufacturer, taking extreme care in operating on the vehicle is advisable.


hammer is a tool with many applications, without which you will face difficulty performing even the most common tasks on your vehicle. Whether you need to push something into alignment or need extra force to remove something, a hammer can provide the precise application of force that you can control. We stock hammers in different sizes to help you find the perfect one for the intended application. 

At Norva Tools, we specialise in distributing premium tools to Australia's automotive industry. We stock a wide range of essential and special tools so that you can complete any job on a vehicle. Our leading automotive tool catalogue will keep you covered every day, whether you are servicing your car or operating a business to serve others. 

Take comfort with well-made, durable and effective tools from Norva Tools. For further information, visit our website, call us on 03 97933558 or email us at