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Top 26 Most Useful Tools for Every DIY Auto Mechanic to Own


Although Driven 2 Automotive is primarily an online automotive parts shop, many of us are keen petrol heads and love spending time tinkering in the garage. Whether it’s performing maintenance tasks or upgrades, we all seem to have a garage full of tools. Over the years we’ve come to recognise some of the most useful and important tools/consumables every mechanic needs.

Of course, we all know about the usual trolley jack, axle stands etc. But what are the most useful tools and consumables that stand out from the crowd for us? Which tools could we simply not live without?

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UK MOT Changes 2018


On the 20th May 2018, new MOT rules were introduced as part of the EU’s road worthiness directive. Due to the UK still being a full member of the union despite voting the leave, the rules have therefore stayed in full effect until future changes are made. Many vehicles owners won’t even be aware of these changes, especially if their car passed with no advisories after the 20th May 2018. Anyway, it’s always a good idea to know what to look out for when the MOT day nears closer.