As you become more comfortable and skilled at doing all of your own vehicle maintenance at home, you will need to expand and build your toolbox. LaCava Auto Parts & Supply carries a wide variety of brand names, parts, and essential equipment at our local auto parts store. If you aren’t sure what you need for a particular job, make sure to ask one of our customer service agents. Because we specialize in automotive parts and service in Fall River and the surrounding area, we can help you find everything you need to get the job done right. We don’t just provide tools, parts, and supplies to local consumers, but also to auto mechanics and other industry professionals. Whatever you need in the way of Fall River, MA car parts and products, you can find it at our neighborhood auto parts store.
A Quality Socket Set
Nearly every household has a socket set, but if you are going to be doing work on your vehicle, you need to make sure that it’s a good quality socket set. While a socket set is a very basic toolset that can be used for everything from household repairs to furniture assembly, it is a very valuable tool for auto repairs and maintenance. Just about every tool manufacturer makes a socket set, so whether you are looking for a particular brand to complement your collection of tools or if you just need to get a good starter kit, you can find what you need at LaCava Auto Parts & Service.
In addition to a basic socket set, there are other add-ons that you can get that will make your regular maintenance and repairs a little easier. Those extras include:
- locking extension bars – while your basic set might come with an extension bar, it is helpful to have a locking extension bar that will make sure the socket doesn’t stay stuck on the bolt head and become difficult to retrieve
- extra long extension bars – save your back and neck simply by using an extra long 20-inch extension bar that will help you with tune-ups, oil changes, and just about everything else; it just snaps on and enables you to reach those hard-to-reach spots without having to pull and stretch everything in the process
- flexible sockets – some auto manufacturers leave very little working room inside the engine compartment, which is why flex sockets can be so helpful to the home mechanic; designed with a shorter profile, they help you install and remove bolts in tight places that would otherwise be inaccessible
A Dependable Set of Wrenches
While some people might think that you won’t need wrenches if you are using sockets, the truth is that there are some places where wrenches are a better option than sockets. You can purchase them in a wide variety of sizes, types, and specialties. To find out which wrenches are best for your type of vehicle and the kind of work that you will be doing, come by our Fall River, MA car parts and service store. Our friendly team members will help you find a basic wrench set and point you in the direction of other options that can make your work even easier. You will want to get at least a good metric set ranging between 10 and 19 millimeters. You will also want to have a quality standard set ranging between 3/8 to 3/4 of an inch.
A Full Set of Screwdrivers
It is important to have standard and Phillips screwdrivers in a variety of sizes to meet your needs, both for basic home repairs and for automotive maintenance. Screwdrivers are used to remove clips, clamps, and other essential parts. One way to reduce the size of your toolbox is to get a screwdriver set that includes a single handle with detachable screwdriver blades or heads that can be switched out and interchanged as needed. Make sure to look at all your options when you visit LaCava Auto Parts and if you have any questions about which tools will help you to get the job done, just ask our customer service staff. They are there to help.
A Car Jack & Jack Stands
For any work that you will be doing at home, you want to make sure that you can safely access any area of your vehicle that you need to reach. Whether you are changing the oil, replacing your brakes, or even changing out your seasonal tires, you will need a quality and dependable jack that is designed to work with your type of vehicle and a set of jack stands. You can look at your owner’s manual for instructions on where to safely jack and support the weight of your car or truck, as each vehicle is different. Safety is a significant part of home automotive repair and maintenance, so don’t go cheap in this area. Ask questions when you visit our store for automotive parts and service in Fall River, watch online video tips, and make sure that you feel comfortable using the jack and jack stands before you start doing any work.
Visit LaCava Auto Parts
If you are in need of Fall River, MA car parts, tools, and supplies make sure to stop by our auto parts store on Bedford Street. LaCava Auto Parts carries a wide variety of top brands, and if we don’t have what you need in stock, we can get it for you. Wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, and jack stands are just some of the basic tools that you will need as you grow in your knowledge and confidence in doing your own home auto repairs and maintenance. Call today at 508-676-1951 to speak with one of our team members or ask about any of the products or services that we provide.