How to Change a Car Battery

Posted by Tool Pan on 6/14/2015
When your vehicle’s battery malfunctions, you can be left in an awkward or difficult situation. While there are things you can do to prevent battery problems, sometimes automotive batteries can go haywire despite our best efforts. In these cases, it’s necessary to change the battery and replace it with a functioning one. Here are the basic steps to safely change a battery.

Taking Care of Hand Tools

Posted by Tool Pan on 5/24/2015
If you’re a mechanic then you’ve got lots of tools lying around, including hand tools. Keeping these tools in good repair is important; no one wants to spend money replacing tools that were damaged from being used and stored incorrectly. Here are a few tips.

Don't Forget the Underbelly

Posted by Tool Pan on 4/23/2015
Caring for your car’s exterior can often be an added hassle during an already hectic lifestyle; one more thing added to the already long list of things to do when there are never enough hours in the day. Now that winter is over (we hope) it’s important to remember to wash your baby's belly. Salt and other ice-melt products from the road coat the underside of your vehicle as you drive. Keeping your vehicle clean is especially difficult during winter months, but can prolong the structural life of your vehicle.

Automotive Diagnostic Tools

Posted by Tool Pan on 4/8/2015

If your Check Engine light is on, you will need a code reader or scan tool to diagnose the problem. The tool plugs into a diagnostic connector that is usually located under the dash near the steering column. The tool displays any fault codes that are causing the Check Engine light to come on. The tool won’t fix your problem, but it will give you an idea of what might be wrong. Further diagnosis is usually necessary to figure out which part needs to be replaced.

 

Checklist of Automotive Diagnostic, Maintenance and Car Repair Tips

Posted by Tool Pan on 3/12/2015
The execution of all required automotive diagnostic and maintenance procedures according to their proper schedules will be an efficient way of minimizing the need for frequent and unnecessary car repairs. At a time like this when most everyone is in the midst of financial hardships, any vehicle owner will truly be in dire need of the savings that can be acquired from such moves. After all, when one adds up the costs of various car repair procedures such as auto AC repair, brakes repair, transmission repair and engine repair, the resulting figure could be mind boggling.

Tools And Safety - More Than Just Proper Handling

Posted by Tool Pan on 3/9/2015
The most important safety measure to take when using tools is learning how to use them properly. There’s no way to exaggerate the importance of handling, because down the line, if the tools are not malfunctioning, the way they can end up hurting you is most likely to do with your inability to use them correctly. And that goes for each and every tool you might pick up and use, but for some tools, proper handling and good functioning is simply not enough to ensure safety. That’s when we need to use safety gear.

Use air tools to make your next job easier

Posted by Tool Pan on 3/1/2015
Air tools are a blessing when it comes to not only making your job easier but also in increasing your overall efficiency. Air tools are a must have for every garage. 

DIY Vehicle Maintenance

Posted by 3dcart SEM Team on 2/13/2015

Your house, condo, vacation cabin or beachfront property or whatever your humble abode is, will be the greatest investment or investments of your life.  Your vehicle is your next largest investment.

7 Tools Every Car Owner Should Own

Posted by Tool Pan on 1/8/2015
Some tools are essential for every car owner, even for owners who usually take their car to a mechanic. There are common tools that can help people diagnose problems and fix minor car trouble without turning their garage into an auto parts store. Many of these tools are also useful around the house. Investing in and using the proper tools can save money rather than always depending on a mechanic. All car owners should have five basic tools at their disposal.

What's That Smell?

Posted by Tool Pan on 1/7/2015
Identifying a strange odor coming from your car can be baffling, especially if you have no idea what’s causing it, or where it’s coming from.

4 Helpful Tips to Keep Your AC Unit in Good Condition

Posted by Tool Pan on 12/23/2014

Air conditioning plays a major role in many different environments such as the home and office, as well as for your vehicles. It's especially considered important for those residing in warm climate areas and when you have to go about your business during the summertime.

To keep your AC unit running smoothly and efficiently for a long time, you ought to follow these helpful maintenance tips:

Tool Storage & Organization

Posted by Tool Pan on 12/18/2014
Whether for a small workshop or shed, larger garage or hobby den, Tool Pan has a huge inventory of organizers and storage accessories for your tools.  Browse and shop our Tool Storage here and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us, and one of our excellent customer service staff will assist you with your purchase.  Getting organized is half the battle and everyone loves a clean shop!

A Man is Only as Good as his Tools

Posted by Tool Pan on 12/1/2014
This was a saying from my Grandfather.  He worked the steel mills in Detroit as an engineer.  Not as an “educated” engineer with a degree and diagrams, but someone who could fix anything

Top Roadside Assistance Service Providers

Posted by Tool Pan on 11/15/2014
Being a member of the right roadside assistance service program goes a long ways to ensuring that you and your family stay safe on the road even when your car breaks down, you run out of gas, or you get a flat tire. Some roadside assistance programs also offer other benefits such as life insurance, travel planning help, and lodging and travel discounts. 

Building the Ultimate Home Auto Repair Garage

Posted by Tool Pan on 10/19/2014
Let's do a basic logic equation here. You own a car. Cars require repairs. Repairs cost money. Therefore, if you own a car, you will end up spending money to keep it properly maintained and running at peak efficiency. The question then becomes: "Do you want to throw your money away by having a mechanic do the repairs, or do you want to assemble the tools and equipment needed to do the repairs yourself?"

Safe Tool Handling Techniques

Posted by Tool Pan on 9/22/2014
Our ability to create and use tools is one of the abilities that separates us from the rest of the animals on the planet. We decide we want something, we figure out how to make it, and then we create the tools we need to get the job done. It has been that way since the caveman days, and as our species has evolved, the only change is the complexity and efficiency of the tools we use. Unfortunately, as humans, we are often clumsy, inattentive and lazy, which can turn the tools we hold in our hand into instruments of pain.

Tools Portrayed In Film

Posted by Tool Pan on 9/9/2014
Whenever we see a movie or a TV show you will always find tools in the background or taking the spotlight front and center. We are going to go over the different tools that we see from movies, what they actually do in the real world, and how they are portrayed in the films we love. You'll find that this is a fairly short list, but it focused on a specific topic that is often overlooked when we watch movies.

Building a Tool Kit for Your Car

Posted by Tool Pan on 9/5/2014
For many of us, driving a car is only part of the fun of owning a car. For us, the truly involved car owner, taking care of our ride gives us a great deal of pleasure as well.

Safety Precautions For Undertaking Sandblasting

Posted by Tool Pan on 8/22/2014
Sandblasting is the name given to a process that involves a stream of sand being applied at high pressure to a surface using either water or compressed air. The process is commonly used for cleaning purposes, especially in terms of industrial and heavy machinery.

3 Things You Can Replace On Your Car

Posted by Tool Pan on 8/13/2014
When you take your car into the shop, you sit in the waiting area in anticipation of what the mechanic is going to fix on your car. A lot of the time this comes up during an oil change.

4 Car Repairs That Don't Require a Costly Mechanic

Posted by Tool Pan on 7/22/2014
We can admit it - there is a fair number of us who are not mechanically inclined when it comes to our cars. Oh sure, there are a few of us who tinker with our vehicles - change the oil, rotate some tires - and there are some who do a lot of detailing, painting and upgrade work. But actual repairs?

Spray Painting Techniques You Can Use on Your Car

Posted by Tool Pan on 7/11/2014
Before you start painting, you should prepare the surface by sanding away at the corners and crevices of the vehicle.

Simple Car Maintenance Tips for Beginners

Posted by Makan on 6/27/2014
Buying a car is an important financial investment for all users. Cars require regular maintenance to keep them reliable and performance driven. Here are a few simple maintenance tips you can follow to get the best out of your car.

Basic Tools to Include in the Starter DIY Toolkit for Every Home

Posted by Makan on 6/27/2014
Whether you are a skilled DIYer, a beginner or someone who just loves to see the house in order, it pays to maintain a reliable toolkit complete with all the basic tools.

Prime Your Car for Summer

Posted by Makan on 6/11/2014
If you have not "summer-ized" your car yet, now might be a good time to do this. With the oppressive heat - which, for most cars, is not confined to the desert climates of the country - your car could be rife for damage that can be heat-related.