One of the most crucial steps required to perform effective DIY (do-it-yourself) home auto repairs is to make sure that you have the right car parts and accessories for the job. If you have never done any type of home maintenance, you might be starting from scratch. The good news is that you can count on LaCava Auto Supply to get you all of the Fall River, MA car parts, tools, and accessories you need to get the job done right. We have a large selection of top quality products, tools, and parts that you can use to perform everything from a basic oil change to a complete overhaul in your home garage. Our stock is so extensive, even the local professionals shop here to get all of the auto parts and services they need to provide quality services for their customers.
Basic DIY Home Repair Tools
So if you’re just getting started, you will want to cover the basic tool sets first. Begin by purchasing a socket set. Most of the basic sets will include both standard and metric sizes, as well as drivers and sockets. Extensions and very thin-walled sockets can also be very helpful in certain situations. Choose a beginners set to get the ball rolling and then expand your tool set as you require specific sizes and options based on your vehicle’s unique specifications. Pliers and wire cutters are also essential and are commonly used in various electrical projects. A torque wrench is extremely helpful, especially for beginners. It can be adjusted to ensure that you do not over-torque a nut when making at-home repairs.
Another essential set of tools is a good wrench set. Make sure that you have a wide variety of sizes and consider adding a ratcheting wrench set to your toolbox for added support. Screwdrivers can be used in a variety of ways, both in the house and out in the garage. Make sure you choose a mechanic’s style screwdriver set that features larger flathead options that can also be used for prying, as well as tiny screwdrivers for electronics. A good work light that you can move underneath the vehicle or mount overhead will also be beneficial, particularly for indoor work during the colder winter months. A box of latex gloves is sometimes even better than work gloves, as they can be tossed out instead of having to figure out how to get grease and grime off of cloth or leather versions.
Advanced Car Parts and Accessories
In addition to having a basic set of tools at your disposal you will also want to seek out some advanced or specific tools, car parts and accessories. If you have a vehicle that is challenging to get parts, you might want to order hard-to-find oil and air filters in bulk so you will have them on hand and won’t have to wait for them. LaCava Auto Supply can also order items for you that we don’t have in stock and, if you live in the Fall River area, we can even deliver them to you for free. You can use our online part search tool to look for specific Fall River, MA car parts to use in your repairs and preventive maintenance services. If you aren’t sure what part number you need for your vehicle, stop by or call our store and speak with one of our friendly customer service agents.
A multimeter is a very helpful tool to have in your arsenal. Stow it alongside your other car parts and accessories so you can check to see if you have a hot wire and measure the amount of juice, as well. At LaCava Auto Supply, we also carry a popular diagnostic scan tool from Performance Tool that can be used to check diagnostics on vehicles 1996 and later, including American, European, and Asian models. It reads and displays the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) for identification, turns off the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) or “check engine” light, erases DTC trouble codes, resets the OBDII system, and includes a user manual that features the most current trouble codes for all covered makes and models. You get all this for just $29.99 in our featured online special price.
Ready to get started? Visit LaCava Auto Supply in Fall River to shop for car parts and accessories. Located on Bedford Street, we have earned a solid reputation for providing quality auto parts and services to our customers in the Greater Fall River and Southcoast area. Give us a call at 508-676-1951 or stop by during store hours to speak with one of our associates about your needs for Fall River, MA car parts, products, tools, and accessories.