The tools no motorist should be without

  • Multibit
  • Multitool
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket 
  • Spanners
  • WD40

Having the right tools for the job can make a world of difference. If you’re a keen motorist or someone who is looking to tackle some smaller jobs on your car then ensuring that you’ve got the right equipment to hand can make things a whole lot easier. 

Of course, you shouldn’t tackle anything you’re not comfortable with, and larger jobs should be dealt with by a trained professional, but there’s no reason why you can’t give smaller maintenance issues a go. We’ve spoken to Euro Car Parts to highlight six of the key tools that no motorist should be without. 

multitool set


A multitool provides a quick and easy solution to all manner of vehicle issues. With several tools all packed into one handy area, a multitool gives you the ability to have a variety of different tools in one pocket. 

They needn’t be expensive, either, and though they might not have the performance of a full-sized tool, they can be really handy when you’re in a pinch. 

socket set

Socket set

A socket set is a must-have for a keen motorist as many aspects of a car’s make-up require them. Many socket sets are available in both Imperial and Metric, as is the wrench itself. 

It’s a good idea to check what size nuts and bolts you’ll be using on your car before purchasing your socket set, ensuring that you get the right one. 


Lubricants and cleaners

Lubricants, cleaners and degreasers - like WD-40 - are invaluable when it comes to car care. They’re extremely useful for loosening tight bolts and protecting moving parts, too. 

Plus, as well as being handy for the car, lubricants and sprays can be used throughout the home. It can be a failsafe resolution to a number of household problems - like squeaky doors, for instance.

multibit sets

Multibit sets

Even if you’ve got a full set of screwdrivers, a multibit set is a great addition to your tool kit. Ideal for when you need a quick fix, they’re a great way of ensuring that you’ve got the right head for any type of screw you encounter. 

Plus, they don’t take up a lot of space so won’t max out the room you have in your toolbox. 



Akin to the socket set, spanners are some of the most important tools you can have as they’re used in many jobs. 

Available in a variety of different lengths and head sizes, it’s always worth checking what you need before buying so that you’ve got the right tool to hand when you need it. 



A set of screwdrivers is essential for working on a car, particularly when it comes to interior fastenings. It’s always best to buy a good quality set as they’ll stand up to heavy use far better than cheaper versions. 

Much like other tools on this list, screwdrivers are available in different head sizes and lengths. Plus, they’re a tool which will also come in very handy around the home. 

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