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Whether checking your oil levels or fixing a creaky door, there are tons of tasks that you can complete in the comfort of your own garage. Stock your shelves with a few essential car tools, and you can take care of minor maintenance and repairs before your next road trip. From socket sets to multimeters and good old-fashioned duct tape, we'll walk you through the steps of creating your own car tool kit.

The DIY Car Tool Box

Every DIY mechanic has slightly different needs based on the make and model of their vehicle, so feel free to customize your kit. However, these essential car tools are the basic elements that you need to complete the majority of at-home car care:
  • Accessories: car manual, cleaning solution, desiccant, drip pan, duct tape, gloves, light, zip ties
  • Hand tools: mallet, plier, screwdriver socket set, torque wrench, wire cutters, wrenches
  • Power tools: impact wrench, multimeter

Find Out More from Elgin CDJR

While a good car tool kit can go a long way, sometimes you still need help from the experts. Need to get your car back into shape? Schedule your service with Elgin CDJR, near Schaumburg, or learn more about the car essentials that everyone needs for the road!


  • Monday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sunday Closed


Elgin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

1010 East Chicago Street
Directions Elgin, IL 60120-6823

  • Sales: (847) 857-7928
  • Service: (847) 857-7968
  • Parts: (847) 857-7383

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