Tag: tools

5 Posts

Sears employee 1965
Dec 18, 2015

Sears Craftsman Tools: What Happened?

Craig Fitzgerald

Sears used to be the place to buy tools. What happened? Car Talk's intrepid blogger takes a look. 


How long does a torque wrench last
Jul 01, 2009

Can Jim's old torque wrench still be trusted?

Dear Car Talk

My father taught me a lot about cars by having me do the work while he "supervised." I don't remember how old I was, maybe 8 or 10, but I was young enough that I had to stand on a crate to...


Jun 01, 1998

What do you recommend I include in a toolbox that I'll keep in my car in case of breakdowns?

Dear Car Talk

I am involved in bird research during the spring and summer in western Oregon that has several times left me in the middle of nowhere with a car problem usually a flat tire I drive over extremely crummy roads and...

DIY repairs tools

Nov 01, 1997

Can you recommend an affordable VW scanner for this intrepid do-it-yourselfer mechanic?

Dear Car Talk

My wife and I both have VWs I am a do-it-yourselfer and my car is a ' VW Passat The entire engine management system is the Bosch KE-Motronic pin with an ODB scanner port Does anybody make a scanner for...

DIY tools

Jul 01, 1997

Which settings on my new charger should I use to charge my batteries?

Dear Car Talk

I have received a battery charger as a gift It has the following settings on it -volt amp -volt amp -volt amp I have a Oldsmobile a ' Chevy pickup truck and a Snapper rider mower Which of the above...

DIY tools batteries