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Top 11 Most Useful Tools For Every Diy Auto Mechanic To Own

Useful Tools for Diy Auto Mechanics

You might be a professional mechanic, a retired auto technician, or a budding car enthusiast but there's no doubt that you have a passion for DIY auto works and enjoy tinkering with your automobile in your spare time.

Here at Norva Tools, we are passionate and are driven to help those with an avid interest in DIY services, repairs and auto enhancements with the tools they need to get the job done. So no matter where you are with your passion for all things auto, it's crucial that you be armed and ready with the right tools to fix or build on your pride and joy.

Sourcing our tools from the best manufacturers around the globe, we supply our products from renowned brands such as Gearwrench, SP Tools, Tengtools, Crescent Tools, Endeavour, Weller, Nicholson, Lufkin, Wiss and Plumb, plus many more. Built to last, you can be assured that our tools will see you through many DIY projects for years to come.

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Do you know that we also offer Zip Pay? Couple this with our 10% off the total cost for first-time customers, and you can have your collection of trusted tools ready at the best price to begin your next DIY project in no time!

If you need to update your mechanic tool set, invest in a toolkit for mechanics, or complete your toolkit in Australia, here are our top 11 most useful tools for every DIY auto mechanic to own.

Cordless Impact Wrench

Wrenches are essential when it comes to loosening and removing extremely tight nuts and bolts from areas that are prone to rust. Given the underbody of a car is made almost entirely of steel, having a trusty wrench on hand is a valuable tool you will appreciate time and again.


Socket Sets

You can never go wrong with a good quality socket set. These versatile sets usually come in commonly needed sizes and a handy, durable case. This means that you can keep one in your garage and one in the car should you ever need to perform emergency works on the side of the road!

Socket sets are primarily used for tightening or loosening a wide range of fasteners. They are one of the auto DIY enthusiasts' go-to tools in their arsenal for their ability to tighten and loosen joiners made of steel. If you don't possess any high-tech machinery at home, you are definitely going to need a set of these!


Screw Drivers 

Everyone knows you should have a trusty flat head and Philips head screwdriver, but a screwdriver set allows you the versatility of being able to screw and unscrew various sizes of screws with ease. For small jobs that don't require excessive elbow grease, a good quality screwdriver set can be your best friend for a lifetime. 

20 Pc. Phillips®/Slotted/Torx® Dual Material Screwdriver Set

Spanner Sets

Like your screwdriver set, spanner sets are equally valuable to have within arm's reach. Spanners help tighten and loosen nuts and bolts and offer the versatility of having the most common sizes on hand when you need them. Invest in a stainless-steel spanner set that you can rely on for years to come. 



Ratchets are one of those handy, multipurpose tools that every DIY mechanic should own. This item also tightens and loosens nuts and bolts but more easily than other wrenches. As ratchets attach to different-sized sockets and come in handy kits, so you will forever be reaching for and relying on this item in your tool kit.

Gearwrench 12 Pc. 12 Point XL GearBox™ Double Box Ratcheting Metric Wrench Set

Work Lights 

Norva Tools stocks portable floodlights, torches, headlamps, slim work lights and telescopic lights with LED functionality so that you can see clearly at any time of the day and avoid making any errors. Operate carefully and safely on your vehicle with reliable and effective LED work lights.

COB LED Compact Work Light

Crimpers & Cutters

Joining pieces of metal or other ductile material together by deforming one or both the pieces to hold the other is known as crimping, and there are special tools known as crimpers to help you complete these jobs. A cutter is typically a hardened metal or steel tool used to cut, shape, or remove material through shear deformation. If you are working with wires, you will benefit from having a cutter on hand.



We stock several types of transmissions to help you with your DIY project. They are ideal for transferring non-corrosive fluids of light to medium viscosity, such as engine oil, gear oil, transmission fluid, automotive additives and machine oil.

You can pre-order our Hand Powered ATF Transmission Filler Kit - Air which is designed for quickly refilling ATF/differential/gear oil. The unit can be operated both pneumatically and manually and features a large 12.5-litre tank, making it ideal for transmissions that use a large quantity of ATF fluid. This kit comes with a 10-piece adaptor kit (ET4090-ADAP) and a bonus universal hose (ET4090-UNIV).

Be in touch with us today to pre-order yours.

ATF Transmission Filler Kit - Air | Hand Powered

Pins and Punches

Available for purchase in a set, pin punches are used to drive or remove pins after being loosened by a taper punch. Featuring a long head with the same diameter as the tip, they are intended to remove tension or solid pins. 

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From magnetic pick-up tools for loose screws at the bottom of your toolbox to foam sprayers, paper towel holders, magnetic guards and holders, to inspection mirrors and wireless speakers, accessories are the items you generally won't find listed as must-haves in ultimate tool guides, however, you will be surprised how much you will need them! To browse our extensive list of DIY auto technician accessories, visit: 



Like accessories, assorted items are worth a browse as even though they aren't necessarily tools, they are necessary components you will need to complete your project completely and efficiently. From cotter pins to rubber and copper washers, snap rings, springs, and hair and roll pins, you will find everything you need with Norva Tools to complete your DIY vehicle project easily and successfully.

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Check out our online shop to order your tools and accessories or call us at (03) 7018 6450 to find the tool that best suits your needs.

FAQs - DIY Tools

Question: Which DIY tool is best?

Answer: Some best DIY tools for everyone are:

  • Power Drills
  • Cordless Nail Gun
  • Screwdriver Set
  • Hammer
  • Set of Pliers
  • Toolbox
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Socket Set