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Top 5 Tools


Brian Courtney
Allied Fleet Services of Texas Pasadena, TX


Ingersoll-Rand 231c 1/2" Impact Wrench – It never fails to deliver. It’s 16 years old, and I’ve only had to replace the anvil. Saves my money, for sure!

Raytek Non-Contact Thermometer Raynger ST2 – I don’t have to wait for a temp reading from a mechanical thermometer and I don’t have to mess around with a thermocoupler. Saves time and makes money.

Sam Bauman, owner
Sam’s Automotive Electronics
El Paso, TX


OTC Genisys with Identifix RepairTrac – These aren’t just theoretical fixes. They’re real real-world fixes that make the job easier.

OTC Perception Scope – Simple and accurate scope.

ALLDATA DVD – Couldn’t run the shop without it. Fast access.

Matco PM6405 Piercing Test Clips – Haven’t seen anything comparable. Easy to use, but better yet, they make one reliable connection.

OTC Low Amp Current Probe – A must-have to really find out what’s happening inside electrical circuits.


Norman Wolfson
Wolfson Engineering
Las Vegas, NV


Raytek Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer with dual lasers

GearWrench with flexheads

Shayne Pearrow, owner
Shayne’s Auto Service
Bradford, AR


GearWrench Wrenches

Ridged Aluminum Pipe Wrenches

DeWalt Cordless Drill and Screwdriver

Wire Brushes

Long Pattern Wrenches


Ethan Rogers
Rogers Automotive
Houston, TX


Knipex 22" Cobra Pliers – Big and bad.

Fluke 88 DVOM – Accurate and quick.

Makita 12V 1/2" Cordless Impact Wrench – Versatile and bullet-proof.

Blue Point Flexhead Ratcheting Wrenches – Wish I had them 10 years ago.

My homemade tool cart that holds everything I need in convenient positions.


Kelly Tubbs, owner
Avondale Automotive Service
Powhatan, VA

Cal-Van Pilot Bearing Puller – Works when others don’t.


Blackhawk 3/8" dr Flex Ratchet – Very fine-toothed for cramped areas.

Lisle Quick Disconnect Set – Works well in confined areas, and is great for the money.

Metwrench Set (not a gimmick!) – Works fine on rounded-off fasteners, wide versatility, fine quality.

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