Automotive Wrench Sets
Whether you are a mechanic working in the automotive industry or an enthusiast who enjoys vehicle repair, your need wrenches. Having a wrench set will ensure that youre able to meet any repair challenges that may occur. Many of these wrench sets come in brushed steel or bright chrome varieties to add aesthetic appeal.What kinds of automotive wrenches come in wrench sets?
Before you pick out a wrench set, its helpful to know some of the wrenches that mechanics in the automotive industry use. Having a wide and varied array of wrenches in your wrench set will be beneficial in the long run.
- Combination wrenches: A combination wrench tightens and loosens nuts and bolts. The combination wrench can perform as both an open wrench and a box wrench, in one tool. Usually, both of these ends are the same size on a combination wrench.
- Adjustable wrench: An adjustable wrench is several sizes of wrench in one tool. It has mobile lower jaws that you can tweak as necessary, allowing it to fit a variety of nuts and bolts. An adjustable wrench also works with both standard and metric measurements.
- Open-end wrench: An open-end wrench is similar to a combination wrench but contains open areas on both ends of the tool. The ends of this wrench are usually different sizes to give you some added versatility when working. They also come in flex-head varieties so that you can perform tasks at odd angles. It works with standard or metric sizes.
- Ratchet wrenches: Ratchet wrenches have an open end used for tightening or loosening nuts and bolts. It also has a ratchet end to engage the fastener. The ratchet wrench moves in one direction while engaging the fastener, so you can tighten or loosen things without removing the tool. Some ratchet wrenches come with pivoting action so that you can use them in tight spaces.
- Nut wrenches: Nut wrenches or nut drivers look a bit like screwdrivers, but they have a socket attachment on the end. They enable you to make minor adjustments when you dont wish to apply too much torque.
- Wrench sets containing ratchets, sockets, and bits will enable you to choose the proper parts for your impact or socket wrenches.
- Torx wrenches are another wrench type but are small enough to be considered wrench accessories. They have proprietary heads that work with Torx screws. Many of them are small and require fine work.